Today is the first day of fall and, the United Way’s Workplace Charitable Campaigns are again underway across British Columbia.
I have been involved with and am particularly proud of the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign. The GCWCC is the largest workplace charitable campaign in Canada and is also one of the most successful, thanks to the generosity – and the hard work – of the thousands of union members who work in the federal public service.
In many ways unions, PSAC included, and the United Way share similar visions: we improve lives, build stronger communities, create positive social change, and speak out for those who at times find it difficult to speak for themselves.
Our partnership is based on shared values.
Beyond providing direct support to people in need in our communities, the United Way also works on many of the issues that we as union members have taken on: for example the campaigns for affordable childcare and a living wage, for period equity, and the fight against child poverty in our province.
United way supports over 1,000 local community programs across British Columbia, helping our communities address critical social issues and creating lasting change.
By working with United Way Northern British Columbia, United Way Powell River & District, United Way Southern Vancouver Island, and United Way British Columbia we can play a vital role in making the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves a little better.
I encourage all members to get involved with your workplace campaign and give what you can.
Together, we make a huge difference in the lives of many, many, British Columbians.
Let’s continue that good work!
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Regional Executive Vice President, BC