Funded Partners and Programs

BIPOC USHR and Cooper InstituteBIPOC USHR + Cooper Institute

Supporting BIPOC Communities is a new project and partnership between BIPOC USHR and Cooper Institute.  The project aims to build stronger, healthier, and more resilient BIPOC communities by increasing community trust, sense of belonging, networking, capacity, and connections across PEI.

PEERS AlliancePEERS Alliance

Rainbow Youth Club, funded by the United Way of PEI, is a low-barrier social support initiative designed to promote community connection, community leadership, resiliency, and psychosocial well-being among 2SLGBTQ+ identified youth and youth allies. Group meetings are currently held in Summerside, Montague, and Charlottetown.

Boys and Girls Club of SummersideBGC Prince County

United Way funding supports BGC Prince County to provide engaging programming for children 4-12 with a focus on healthy living, education, physical activity, and creative expression, and for youth 12-18 with a focus on leadership, recreational, creative, and educational opportunities.

Sierra Club AtlanticSierra Club PEI

PEI Wild Child Forest School Program is a recreational program designed to connect kids with nature using a child-led, play-based, inquiry-driven approach that will build resilience and confidence, develop peer – connections and friendships, and improve mental and physical well-being. United Way of PEI funding will reduce the barriers for low-income families, enabling them to participate in this program for free.

Great Futures Program BGC Charlottetown 

BGC Charlottetown’s goal is to empower children and youth to realize their potential and strive to achieve their dreams regardless of their current life situation. UWPEI funding will help to remove barriers and provide high-quality, educationally, socially, and recreationally based programming to all children ages 5-14 regardless of household income. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters PEI’s Teen Mentoring Program Big Brothers Big Sisters PEI 

Through the Teen Mentoring Program, elementary school children who experience poverty, are newcomers to the community, have physical, intellectual, or emotional challenges, or are marginalized and simply need a friend to connect with are matched with a Teen Mentor for one hour per week during the school year. Mentors help boost confidence while encouraging achievement at school and attaining positive personal relationships. Teens develop leadership skills that help them in their transition to adulthood. 

Family Violence Prevention Services Life Skills and Job Readiness Program  PEI Family Violence Prevention Services

Funding will support the work of FVPS in helping individuals who require support and safety because of violence in their lives. This includes the operation of Anderson House (provincial emergency shelter for women, trans, and non-binary individuals, and their children) as well as outreach services, system navigation, and housing supports.

Blooming House Blooming House 

Funding from the United Way will support women in accessing housing, treatment, and community resources to minimize the risk of chronic homelessness and ensure a successful transition into permanent housing. Staff work closely with community partners and the Coordinated Access program to meet the diverse needs of women at Blooming House.

SEAPEI and Friendly CircleSoutheast Environmental Association + Friendly Circle Seniors Club Murray Harbour

This unique partnership between the Southeast Environmental Association and the Friendly Circle Seniors Club of Murray Harbour aims to bring together seniors through a community-led project to increase food security and connection among isolated seniors from rural communities. The community garden in Murray Harbour recently installed eight newly elevated garden beds for seniors with mobility issues. Food and preserves derived from the garden will be shared with isolated seniors identified through community partners and will provide an opportunity to engage and reduce barriers (including transportation) of the identified seniors to take part in community garden programming moving forward.

Abegweit Mi'kmaq YouthFamily Service PEI

Funding will increase the capacity of Family Service PEI (PEI’s only community-based counselling service) and will support the subsidy model which allows Islanders, who would have otherwise been unable to pay, to access therapeutic counselling services. While the organization serves all ages, Family Service PEI has identified that funding will specifically support increased access for children and youth to address challenges that impact their mental and emotional wellbeing including:

  • Increase of instances of anxiety and depression
  • Stigma, discrimination, bullying
  • Social isolation
  • Parenting/family dynamics
  • Cost of living/financial impacts on families
  • Global concerns: climate

PEI Literacy AlliancePEI Literacy Alliance 

United Way funding will help children gain the literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills they need to address their learning challenges by providing a free summer tutoring program for children who are struggling with reading, writing, and math. 

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