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United Way of Northern BC

1675 15th Avenue
Prince George, BC
V2L 3X2

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We are community connectors, finding and filling gaps, connecting donors to the needs and needs to the donors. United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) serves individuals and families in the entire Northern BC region; from Quesnel to the Yukon border, Haida Gwaii to the Alberta border, this 600,000 sq. km. area represents approximately 300,000 people. UWNBC works daily through outreach, resource development, relationship building and community impact work to improve communities throughout Northern BC by connecting resources to local needs. All resources secured stay in Northern BC to help our most vulnerable. UWNBC positively affects 1 in 3 people through: empowering other non-profit agencies, engaging in United Way driven programing (i.e., Days of Caring, Period Promise), and providing funding and necessary items, including training and information, to other non-profits through several different opportunities. As a connector, UWNBC builds partnerships with key organizations and individuals to provide the means to non-profit social services agencies to continue or develop critical programming or services to break down barriers, improve lives and create opportunities for the people who need it the most. Among many programs and agencies, United Way funds 211, a province-wide health and human services information website and web chat, which connects individuals and families to important resources and support. UWNBC is working collaboratively in new and innovative ways to change lives and build stronger communities. By bringing the right partners together to set goals, share data, track results, and align programs; United Way will not just help one child beat the odds, but change the odds for entire communities. United Way of Northern BC's promise is to create opportunities so that all children and families, regardless of their circumstances, have the same chances to succeed in school and life. The long-term effects benefit all of us.

We have tried to build on what Don and Tom started here years ago. Our philosophy is somewhat simple, we try to work hard every day and provide straightforward communication with our customers. We tell our staff, ‘treat our customers like we ourselves would like to be treated.’

-Mitch, Tyler and Don Pederson, Co-owners, AquaNorth Plumbing and Heating

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