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Here No Matter What

Since Union Gospel Mission was founded in 1940, we’ve faced many crises, like the aftermath of the Great Depression, the legacy of Expo ‘86, the closure of Riverview Hospital—and the global pandemic, racial injustices, and economic challenges of 2020.

Through the storms, the compassion of donors like you has never failed, and UGM has endured to help people persevere toward renewed life.

Because of you, UGM is still here 80 years later, feeding hope and changing lives.

Explore how you’ve enabled UGM to step up in the face of crises by clicking on the photos below.

President & Board Chair’s Message

Throughout Union Gospel Mission’s 80-year history, God's grace has allowed us to endure and grow through crises, and we have been here to help those who are struggling with poverty, homelessness, and addiction, no matter what.

But even more inspiring is the incredible life change and perseverance we see in guests—and we’re filled with gratitude, knowing it’s only possible because of compassionate donors like you. By reaching out to UGM, you provided life-saving take-out meals, food hampers, safe shelter, and socially-distanced Mobile Mission and home visits. You fueled UGM’s life-changing continuum of care, meaning so many people started addiction recovery, schooling, new jobs, and secured safe housing.

Moving forward, so much still needs to be done to rebuild lives. However, UGM has immense hope because we feel God calling us to continue extending our continuum of care across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. This vision is already starting to come to life; this Fall, we’re opening the doors to UGM’s new Women & Families Centre in the Downtown Eastside. Here, struggling women, mothers, and children will call UGM home until they completely re-establish themselves.

Every day, UGM sees people overcoming poverty, homelessness, and addiction with great resiliency. However, they aren’t the only ones who have grown this year. The ongoing crises have forced us all to dig a little deeper to find hope, strength, and a renewed sense of togetherness. We hope that our guests’ fortitude inspires you, just as your support and enduring courage through this challenging season inspires us.

Because of you, UGM can continue uplifting men, women, and families, no matter what. With a humble heart, we thank you for the past 80 years of transforming communities—we can’t wait to see what we’ll do next, together.

God Bless,


William B. Mollard


Jim Barkman

Board Chairperson

Our Leadership

  • William B. Mollard

  • Dan Russell

    Director of Programs
  • Grace Lynn Reeve

    Director of People and Culture
  • Mary Lum

    Director of Finance
  • Ryan Koch

    Director of Resource Development
  • Derek Weiss

    Director of Community Engagement and Social Enterprise
  • Rob Thompson

    Director of Housing and Support Services

Our Board

  • Jim Barkman

  • Stanley Martin

    Vice Chairperson
  • Laurie Bristow

  • Kathy Chan

  • Teresa Black Hughes

  • Almira Chow

  • Robert Pasman

  • Doug Powell

  • Trevor Wilson

Union Gospel Mission acknowledges with humble gratitude that our sites are located on the traditional unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and the Sto:lo First Nations

2019-2020 fiscal year in review


Donations & Other Revenues $29,541,032

    donations 88% $25,855,522

  • Annual Campaign 79%

  • Legacy Campaign 9%

    Other Revenues 12% $3,685,510

  • Social Housing 8%

  • Store Sales, Investments &
    Others 4%

    Store Sales, Investments & Others 4%


Expenses & Designated Funds $23,970,176

    Programs, Services & Social Housing 77% $18,492,730

  • Outreach & Recovery 51%

  • Housing 11%

  • Education & Engagement 11%

  • Other 4%

  • Development 15% $3,614,461

  • Administration 8% $1,862,985

All statistics and outcomes in this annual report are from Union Gospel Mission's Key Performance Indicators reports for the July 2019 – June 2020 fiscal year. Audited financial statements can be seen at

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