Show Your Local Love

Change Starts Here.

The Langara College United Way Campaign is an annual workplace campaign that incorporates a range of events for students, staff and faculty to help raise funds for a great cause.

Langara’s United Way Employee Campaign has entered its 3rd decade of successful fundraising and Pledge Weeks will run from September 20 until October 1, 2021, although donations can be made until Dec 31st, 2021. 

As we enter this fall’s campaign, it will look at little different. Without the ability to host large events on campus our focus shifts solely to our traditional pledge drive. This pledge drive offers employees and students opportunities to make a difference by donating through payroll deduction, or through online giving

Every dollar raised goes towards supporting those in need, including our very own students.

The United Way of the Lower Mainland collaborates with donors and community partners, invests in more than 150 agencies and 300 programs, researches community needs, evaluates program outcomes and advocates for change.

Why support the United Way? Did you know:

  • As the second largest funder of social services next to the government in Canada, the United Way relies on employee donations to support more than 150 agencies to deliver over 300 services and programs throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • The United Way’s presence in the Lower Mainland includes programs administered by the Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society, Aunt Leah’s Independent Lifeskills Society and the Network of Inner City Community Services Society among many, many others.
  • Through 52 United Way-funded programs, more than 10,000 children and their families benefited from family drop-in programs where they learned parenting skills, received supports and benefited from early literacy programs. 
  • Through United Way-funded programs, 22,000 young children and their caregivers were provided with 30,000+ healthy meals and snacks – by receiving nutritious food, these children were better prepared to pay attention and to learn skills that helped make them school-ready. 
  • More than 2,400 social and recreational after-school programs were delivered, and almost 52,000 children benefited from United Way of the Lower Mainland’s School’s Out initiative and Community Schools partnership. They received homework help, played sports and learned how to make friends. 
  • 11,400 counselling sessions, provided by United Way-funded programs, were given to help children overcome challenges in school, at home and with their friends.
  • 161 community school sites are being coordinated with United Way of the Lower Mainland funds.
  • 2,472 programs were delivered across community school sites using United Way of the Lower Mainland funding.
  • 409 programs that target immigrant and/or refugee children and/or families were funded by United Way of the Lower Mainland.
  • Twelve programs that target Aboriginal children and/or families were funded by United Way of the Lower Mainland.