First United Pandemic Response: COVID19 Update March 19, 2020

These are challenging times. As we continue to serve the community we love so much, First United is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic closely and taking steps to respond to keep everyone safe. I wanted to reach out to share with you what we’re doing.  We know that this pandemic will hurt people already marginalized the most: people living […]

COVID-19: Events Update

March 17, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all of us right now, especially the Downtown Eastside community we serve. Taking action to support public health in our community – particularly for those most vulnerable and marginalized – is our civic and moral responsibility. To this end, all First United public events between now and […]

COVID-19: Update March 17, 2020

COVID-19: A Message from The Reverend Doctor Carmen Lansdowne March 17, 2020 Thank you to everyone in First United’s world who has reached out over the past week. We have been busy implementing our pandemic response plan and partnering with other low-barrier service providers to take the most effective immediate actions possible to ensure that […]

COVID-19: A Message from Our Executive Director

March 14, 2020 As we continue to serve the community we love so much, First United is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic closely.   We are taking steps to manage and respond to the evolving circumstances of the pandemic, while following public health statements issued by all levels of government, including the World Health Organization. Our […]

What’s on this Spring?

Despite last month’s snow, the sun is out today and the hopeful buds of spring are on their way. There is a lot happening this spring at First United, and many ways you can take part in building our community. How would you like to get involved with First this season? Roddan Lecture Series: Stéphan Corriveau, […]

Why donate securities?

The simple answer is that you save more, so there is more to give! When you sell your shares for cash, you are responsible for the tax due on the gain, even if you plan to donate the proceeds from that sale. Thus, there is less money to donate and your tax receipt at the […]