This is what your donation looks like: Hope

Robbie Ham and Daughter

Peterbio: Robert Hamm 
by Lance Anderson, Peterborough this Week

Former addict bounces back to care for his daughter and assist others to get help

Robert Hamm spent Christmas Day 2014 in a jail cell. It was his self-described, rock bottom.

But thanks to your donations to United Peterborough & District, he found a new life for him and his daughter.

“He enrolled in every course available through the John Howard Society, Community Counselling and Resource Centre, FourCAST and the Salvation Army. Many of these programs are funded by the United Way of Peterborough and District, programs that helped Hamm change, eventually becoming Reah Jo’s full-time parent.”  Click here to read more about Robert’s inspiring journey.

There is still time to give to our current Campaign and help others in our community.

Click here to make a donation and make a difference in Peterborough, today!

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Winner of Fishing Raffle announced!

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On January 16th Peterborough County Warden, Joe Taylor and Dustin Rhodes from Lucky Strike Bait picked the winning ticket of the United Way Peterborough and District’s Fishing with the Warden Raffle fundraiser, sponsored by Lucky Strike,at the Otonabee-South Monaghan Township municipal offices in Keene.

Warden Joe Taylor announced the raffle at our Campaign Launch in September.  The lure of a guided fishing trip with Joe, including a shore lunch and a prize pack from Lucky Strike was irresistible.  It was a sell out – All 400 tickets were purchased!

At the draw, Joe offered a huge out to Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett, who at the campaign launch, immediately promised to match all proceeds generated from this fundraiser.

The ticket sales in a addition to the match by Bennett raised a $4,000 contribution to our 2017 Campaign.

Congratulations to winner, Yvonne Flavelle!

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Happy Holidays!



Happy holidays from all of us at
United Way Peterborough & District!!

Our office is closed from noon on Friday, December 22nd until Tuesday, January 2nd. You can still make a donation online or by using the mail slot in the King street entrance door. (We are located at 277 Stewart Street. Mail will be checked daily).

Thank you for your unstoppable energy and generous support this year – Cheers to a fabulous 2018!

Click here to make a donation today!

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Teacher Gift! Backpacks 4 Kids



Looking for a holiday gift for that favourite teacher?

Consider giving your child’s teacher the gift of giving back. Purchase a backpack full of school supplies for $15 in support of United Way Peterborough’s Back Pack for Kids program.

The teacher will be given a certificate in their name and next September, this backpack will be given to a student registered in Peterborough City and County schools to ensure they are ready to learn with a backpack full of school supplies.

Sometimes the best way to show gratitude to someone is to pay it forward!

For more information or to purchase a Backpack, call United Way Peterborough at 705-742-8839.


Be a Leader Challenge



Be a Leader Challenge

The challenge fund will provide up to $30,000 to match all new Leadership donations ($1,200 or more) and donation increases*. Your gift will have even more impact thanks to the remarkable generosity of our anonymous donor.


New Donors

As a first-time Leadership donor, when you
make a gift of $1,200 or more to United Way Peterborough & District, the challenge fund
will match your gift dollar for dollar.


*Renewing Donor

As an existing Leadership donor, you can increase your gift to United Way Peterborough & District and the challenge fund will match the increased amount.  For example, if you increase your donation from $2,000 last year to $2,500 this year, the challenge fund will match $500.

Click here to make a donation online!

Other ways to give:

Visit our office at 277 Stewart Street, Peterborough
Call our office  705-742–8839 to make a donation using your credit card or request a donation form

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Check your mail for YOUR chance to change a life for the better

Dear Neighbour,

Here in Peterborough, every life matters. The best of communities help and nurture people when they need it and the United Way of Peterborough & District believes that in helping someone we are building a better and healthier community for all.

Now more than ever, we are reaching out during this campaign time to ask you personally to donate, and be a partner in the work of helping someone and building our community of Peterborough.

Click here to read to full letter.

Click here to make a donation right now!

If you would like more information, please contact our office: 705-742-8839.


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Bid on a #PetesPlaidNight Game Worn Jersey

The Peterborough Petes sported special plaid jerseys Thursday night (November 2nd) for #PetesPlaidNight for the United Way in front of a huge crowd clad in plaid.

Their special plaid game worn jerseys are now up for auction, with the bidding closing November 12th! Proceeds go to the United Way.

Here are some of the sweaters up for auction…

jersey - Korostelev

jersey - Wells

jersey - Ang

jersey - denoble

Bid here on your fave player’s plaid jersey.

Special thanks to Cambium Inc. and Patrick McAuley – Bowes & Cocks for their generous sponsorship of the jerseys!!


Employment Opportunity: Homelessness Enumeration Coordinator

Request for Proposal – Homelessness Enumeration Coordinator


Thanks to 70 years of donor support, United Way Peterborough & District (UWP) has a proud history of working with local human and social service agencies to transform our community. Working with our donors and our community, UWP seeks to change social conditions to create opportunities for a better life for individuals, families, and communities by making our community a better place to live for everyone. In our efforts to support our community to move from poverty to possibility, UWP became the Community Entity for the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) in 2007.

As Community Entity, UWP has received funding from the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) to coordinate a community homeless count for the Peterborough Area in 2018. The count will provide vital information to participating communities about their homeless population and contribute to the understanding of homelessness in Canada. The count will also include a registry week process that will help support improvements in the local service delivery system to better support those who are homelessness.


We are seeking an independent contractor to work collaboratively with UWP and our Advisory Committee to coordinate the Homelessness Count for the Peterborough Area.  The Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and executing the Homelessness Count during the week of March 22, 2018 using a standard methodology defined by the Homelessness Partnering Strategy and Homelessness Count Advisory Committee.

The following package of supports will be used:

  • Guide to Point-in-Time Counts in Canada;
  • Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) Point-in-Time Count Toolkit;
  • National Homelessness Enumeration Training Sessions;
  • Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness materials and tools regarding Registry Week Counts; and
  • Online Forum forums related to Registry Week and Point in Time Counts.

Project deliverables include:

  1. Implementing a homeless enumeration in the City and County of Peterborough using the methodology and criteria established by Federal and Provincial government, HPS Secretariat, and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.
  2. Work within the timelines and under the direction of the Community Entity and Enumeration Advisory Committee.
  3. Prepare a weather contingency plan.
  4. Organization and execution of all pre-enumeration activities and events including stakeholder focus groups and community consultation.
  5. Recruitment and training of Enumeration Volunteers.
  6. Managing and executing the homelessness enumeration including any counts taking place in the county.
  7. Planning for and entering data from the Enumeration into the HPS data system and other data collection tools.
  8. Provide any support or data necessary to submit interim and final reports to HPS.
  9. Analysis of Enumeration Data in preparation for HPS and other reporting.
  10. Preparation of data and a final Enumeration report for community distribution.
  11. Meeting regularly on project activities with the Enumeration Advisory Committee.


The successful contractor should possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective volunteer management.
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices in volunteer recruitment, retention and succession planning principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within a framework of clearly defined objectives and timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and to develop positive working relationships with community organizations and with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Post secondary education in social sciences, human resources, community development, or adult education is an asset or an equivalent level of work experience in a social service environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office including Word and Access or Excel
  • Knowledge of Peterborough City and County is preferred

Due to the travel required in the City and County of Peterborough, the contractor should possess a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.


The contractor will be allocated $23,000 between Nov 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 to complete the work contained within this RFP.


The winning bidder will be selected solely at the discretion of the United Way of Peterborough & District. All proposals submitted by the deadline will be reviewed to ensure they meet all the requirements outlined. All responsive bids will be scored and the top three bids will be evaluated by United Way Peterborough & District. Negotiations with the winning bidder are expected to result in a contract award in 2-4 weeks.

Your proposal should address the following:

  1. A detailed background of your experience and expertise that supports your ability to meet the activities described in the RFP.
  2. An outline and description of similar work or projects completed including references from two organizations that have directly benefited from your work.
  3. A detailed summary of your approach to undertaking the work outlined in this RFP which reflects your understanding of its scope. Include outcomes to be achieved and an evaluation plan.
  4. A resume and contact information.

Please submit your application by 5pm on Wednesday November 8, 2017 via email to:

Jim Russell
CEO, United Way of Peterborough & District