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Camosun is proud to partner with the United Way of Greater Victoria to raise funds in benefit of the community we call home. "Show Your Local Love" by contributing to real, lasting social change close to home to raise awareness for those in need!

A United Way Message from Camosun President, Sherri Bell

People accessing United Way funded programs are among us every day – they could be your co-workers, neighbours, friends or extended family members. By giving to United Way you support a network of services with specialized resources for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Read the Community Investment Directory to learn more about the programs and services they fund.

This year’s campaign theme is ‘Show Your Local Love. Our goal is to raise $78,000 and increase the payroll giving rate to 15%. This will support over 86 local agencies in greater Victoria. Two years ago, we were awarded the “Post-Secondary Challenge cup” for our outstanding campaign. With your help we can reach our 2019 goals and win the cup again. Let’s do this Camosun!


How To Contribute to Camosun's United Way Campaign

Option 1: Online Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is fast and easy! It starts January 2019 and is continuous each payday. Login anytime to modify or cancel your donation. If you are a term or temporary employee, deductions occur only when you are working with the college.

  1. Create a United Way account
  2. Choose amount to give each payday (or one-time donation)
  3. Choose specific priorities for your donation (optional)

Login to your United Way account anytime to modify/cancel your deductions.

Option 2: Paper Pledge Card

Paper pledge cards are available and will be circulated to each campus, school and department. Or, pick one up from the bookstore at either campus.

Tax benefits of giving

Donations qualify for great tax benefits. See what it costs per pay, after tax incentives, to make an impact. Use this handy tool to calculate your tax credits.


2019 Fundraising activities

  • October 9 - Kick-Off BBQ: Lansdowne, 11:30am-2pm
  • October 10 - Kick-Off BBQ: Interurban, 11:30am-2pm
  • October 7 - November 30 - Book for a Buck
  • October 9 - November 29 - Ball Toss @ Lansdowne Receiving
  • October 17 - Pyjama Competition: HHS Lansdowne
  • October 31 - Halloween
  • November 1 - November 30 - Online Silent Auction
  • November 5 - Pancake Breakfast: Lansdowne, 8-10:30am
  • November 7 - Pancake Breakfast: Interurban, 8-10:30am

United Way kick off BBQ at Lansdowne campus with the campaign team
View photos from this year's United Way events on Flickr


Get involved

It's easy to get involved in Camosun's United Way campaign. Aside from making a donation, there are number of ways you can help and raise awareness.

Organize an event in your department

Do you have a great idea for a fun activity to raise awareness for the campaign? This doesn't have to be complicated, just something to highlight the campaign within your department and keep people aware of the campaign. A bake sale, pajama day or coin drive? Does someone in your department have a superhuman capacity for moustache growing? No gesture is too small!

Invite a United Way speaker to your next department meeting

Hearing from someone who's been helped can make a real difference. 15 minutes is plenty of time. Contact Liliia Palyvoda to book your speaker.

Find us on Twitter

The campaign is on twitter this year! Follow us @camosununited and help us spread the word.

#ShowYourLocalLove on social media and share with us how you show your local love.

Working together we truly can change the future!


What Your Donation Looks Like

The impact of your donation goes a long way; find out the impact of your donation through their life changing experiences and what your dollar buys for people in need.  


Learn more about United Way


For more info contact unitedway@camosun.ca

Campaign Co-Chairs

Naji Yazdi (250-370-3487) & Jennifer Stone (250-370-3020)

Campaign Secretary

Liliia Palyvoda (250-370-4996)

Campaign Status

as of December 5, 2019

We're nearly 84% of the way to our $78,000 goal! Donate today to help get Camosun over the finish line.


Campaign posters

Download the campaign posters to learn more about how your support is making a positive difference in our local community.

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1 in 4 children in the CRD are not school-ready when they enter grade one. Nadine was falling behind in reading, but a United Way funded literacy program changed everything. Watch Nadine’s story.

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1 in 4 people on Vancouver Island struggle with mental health issues. AJ was struggling with depression and homelessness, but a United Way funded program helped AJ get back on his feet. Watch AJ’s story.

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Having a good job can be life changing. It builds a person’s sense of purpose, identity, and self-esteem. After being incarcerated, a United Way connection helped Zoe find a new job and get her life back on track. Watch Zoe’s story.

Camosun College
United Way Greater Victoria

Last updated: December 10, 2019 1:13 pm

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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