2016 / 2017 Overview

2016 / 2017 Annual Report

We all want to live in a healthy, caring, inclusive community. Every day our donors bring us closer to this vision. Thanks to you, this year vulnerable kids got a better start in life, struggling families received vital supports, and at-risk seniors found their spark again. Where would these people be today without you? Thankfully we’ll never know, because you said yes to building their better tomorrows. Thank you.

Lives you’ve changed

You made amazing things possible this year.

Kids are running, reading and succeeding at this donor-supported after-school program.

See how you’ve changed kids’ lives over time. 

See your gift in action 

Thanks to you the United Way Avenues of Change initiative has expanded into Strathcona.

The results so far are amazing. 

See your gift in action 

From rebuilding lives to simply moving more, you’re bringing joy to seniors’ days.

See how you're transforming seniors' lives. 

See your gift in action 

Together we raised $37.6 million!

See how we invested your gifts in the community in our 2016-2017 Financials.

How we work

We put your gifts into action through our holistic approach to social change. By focusing on poverty prevention, together we are transforming our community for the better, over time.

Research to understand community needs and plans for the future

Invest in programs and services with measurable results

Collaborate to bring stakeholders together

Advocate to help people understand the issues

Where you are making a difference

Message from the President & CEO

This year was a remarkable one. Thanks to your generosity, together we made a positive difference in 400,000 people’s lives.

Because of donors, corporate and government support, we were able to introduce a new grant to help seniors stay healthy and connected to their communities. Thanks to your investments and partnerships across the United Way movement, bc211.ca - a vital directory of social services - has expanded across the province. And now we look forward to enhancing our reach and community impact by proudly joining with United Way Fraser Valley.

All of this means your investments are changing more lives, every day.

None of the work we do would be possible without you. Thank you!


Michael McKnight

President & CEO, United Way of the Lower Mainland

2016/17 United Way Board of Directors

This dedicated group of volunteers provides leadership, guidance and oversight to United Way of the Lower Mainland, ensuring your donations are used effectively. In 2016/17, our Board Chair was Jerry Lampert, an outstanding community leader.

United Way Lower Mainland Board of Directors
UWLM Campaign Cabinet

2016/17 United Way Campaign Cabinet

Every year an amazing group of community leaders and executives volunteer their time and energy to inspire donors and grow our impact during United Way’s annual campaign. The 2016-17 Campaign Cabinet was led by Cabinet Chair Mauro Manzi, Senior Vice-President, Pacific Region, TD Bank Group and Vice-Chair, Dr. Lane Trotter, President and CEO, Langara College.

Thank You!

Because of you, 400,000 local kids, families and seniors have a better life.

See how