"The combined efforts of all our donors generate about $2.5 million per year – these are the partnerships that sustain us"
"People come to First United’s program because they know they won’t be judged, and they’ll be treated with dignity and respect"First United’s program is unique in a number of important ways. Year-round service means no waiting until tax time to file, which in turn maintains eligibility to receive social service benefits like disability. We are also one of the few remaining programs that has not shifted exclusively to e-filing, which is necessary for those who are more than a couple years behind. We are very grateful to Amanda’s work through the Tax Program and hope she plans to stay for many years to come! To support First United’s Tax Program, visit firstunited.ca/donate.
Thank you to all who supported us on February 24th for our Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser! Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson and The Honourable Shane Simpson got things started with words of encouragement. So far, we’ve raised $46,136 – please forward your gift if you haven’t already!
On June 7th, First United invites the public to an informed conversation about decriminalization of drugs for personal possession. The panel will be held on June 7th at St. Andrew’s Wesley UC; panelists include Dr. Evan Wood, Donald MacPherson, and Mary Clare Zak. For details visit firstunited.ca/events.
Thank you for supporting our inaugural season! The new season kicks off this fall, focusing on reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians. Speakers include John Ralston Saul, Karen Joseph, and Tink Tinker. Watch for updates at firstunited.ca/events.
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First United Located on Unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Lands 320 East Hastings Street Vancouver BC V6A 1P4 CRA#82672 6135 RR0001