UVic and United Way

Show Your Local Love.

The University of Victoria is proud to be a strong supporter of United Way Greater Victoria (UWGV). Since 1994, UVic workplace campaigns have raised more than $4.5 million, including $230,665 last year! In 2018, UVic's contribution was part of the $4.7 million the UWGV invested in the Capital Regional District. As a result, UWGV-funded programs impacted the lives of 88,000 people in the community - including helping 11,000 people find meaningful jobs and 5,200 people get involved in their community and feel more conected. To learn more about the impact of your donation please visit United Way Greater Victoria's Impact Calculator.

Post-secondary Challenge

UVic reclaimed the Post-secondary Challenge cup at the United Way Spirit Awards presentation in April 2019. Thank you to the generous UVic donors (staff, faculty, students and retirees), who showed their local love by contributing $231,000 to United Way Greater Victoria’s 2018 fundraising total of $4.7 million.

What is the Post-secondary Challenge ?

Each year, the University of Victoria, Royal Roads University and Camosun College support United Way Greater Victoria with a workplace campaign. In the spirit of fun and friendly competition that benefits the community, they compete for the coveted Post-secondary Challenge cup. The winner of the cup is announced at the United Way's Spirit Awards ceremony each spring.

This friendly competition is meant to encourage participation in the campaign, but no matter which institution receives the cup, it is the Greater Victoria community that is the biggest winner.

United Way Spirit Awards

In 2016 UVic was inducted into the Million Dollar Club - where all workplaces that have raised more than one million dollars are recognized for their fundraising efforts.