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UGM / History & Land Acknowledgement

The Communities We Serve

Land Acknowledgement

Union Gospel Mission acknowledges with humble gratitude that our British Columbia locations are located on the traditional, unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, the Halq’emeylem (Halkomelem)-speaking peoples, the qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), Máthxwi (Matsqui), Se’mya’me (Semiahmoo), Stó:lō, Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen)-speaking People (known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations), W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich), Schian’exw (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke Nations, and the Coast Salish Peoples


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Honouring Diversity

From the Indigenous caretakers of these lands to the Black residents of Hogan’s Alley, from the strong cultural influence of our Chinese neighbours in Chinatown to the vibrant South Asian and Filipino communities in Victoria, British Columbia is home to diverse communities. Today, it continues to host individuals and families with a wide range of life experiences and cultural backgrounds.

From Vancouver to New Westminster, Surrey to Langley, across the Fraser Valley and in Greater Victoria, we provide loving spaces for people to gather.

Our heart is to celebrate our neighbourhoods’ diversity of history and cultures, and to love and serve their communities well.

Our History

Since we founded in 1940, our mission has always been to serve and uplift communities. 

We’ve seen incredible life change over the past 80+ years, only possible because of caring people like you.

Will you join our mission? Together, we can transform communities out of poverty, homelessness, and addiction for generations to come.