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Meet Yves Trudel, United Way

As you may have heard, The Board of Directors of United Way Fraser Valley and Board of Directors of United Way of the Lower Mainland have announced their intent to undertake merger discussions. The merger would mean that the United Ways would operate as one organization serving the Lower Mainland, Sea to Sky corridor, Sunshine Coast and the Fraser Valley from Abbotsford to Boston Bar.

On that note, I’m pleased to introduce you to Yves Trudel, who will be serving the Fraser Valley region as a Community Impact Planner. Yves lives in Yarrow, on the edge of Chilliwack and Abbotsford so he’s already a local. I know how important it is to have local United Way staff who live in the community and understand local issues and priorities.

You will get a chance to meet Yves over the next few weeks and months as he joins Denise Thandi at upcoming local meetings during the transition. As a Community Impact Planner, Yves will be interested in learning about your individual organizations and programs.

Yves has been with United Way of the Lower Mainland for almost seven years. Most recently, he has been the United Way regional planner for Lower Mainland communities south of the Fraser River including Surrey and Langley. Yves has been a valuable United Way staff member, supporting a collective effort to tackle pervasive social issues including poverty and food security. He has also been instrumental in creating and leading the Public Policy Institute over the past six years, a policy and advocacy training program for non-profit leaders.

Please join me in welcoming Yves to the Fraser Valley!

Yours truly,


Robin Marshall
Board Chair, United Way Fraser Valley

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