We believe in building a safe, inclusive community for all, which is why United Way Peterborough & District is part of the community task force charged with helping welcome 1,000 Syrian refugees to the Peterborough area.
United Way partner agency New Canadians Center will be facilitating the creation of the task force, expected to be made up of representatives from Trent University, Fleming College, Peterborough Police, the Peterborough County-City Health Unit, United Way Peterborough and District and the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
Peterborough councillors add $25K to city budget for Syrian refugee settlement, The Peterborough Examiner – November 24, 2015
REFUGEE TASK FORCE, CHEX News – November 24, 2015
In recognition of Women Abuse Prevention Month, Wrapped in Courage invites everyone to purchase a purple Wrapped in Courage scarf in support of local women fleeing abuse.
“United Way is committed to lending its voice to important social issues facing our community,” Russell said. “Violence in all its forms is unacceptable and we stand in solidarity with women who have experienced violence and say it must stop now.”
The scarves will be sold throughout November for $15 at the YWCA and United Way Peterborough & District.
Purple scarves launch YWCA Peterborough Haliburton/United Way of Peterborough and District’s Wrapped in Courage Campaign, Peterborough This Week – November 10, 2015
Purple scarves show support for Peterborough women fleeing abuse, Peterborough This Week – November 12, 2015
Friday Nov 13, Peterborough Airport hosted breakfast in support of United Way Peterborough & District.
Thank you all those who attended and to Peterborough Airport for putting on this great event!
On Nov 19th the John Howard Society of Peterborough hosted their annual lasagna lunch as part of their UW workplace campaign. Thanks John Howard Society for a delicious meal!