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Job Opportunity: Director of Philanthropy

We are hiring: Director of Philanthropy  (Full-Time Position) The United Way of Peterborough and District has a 78-year history of building community and improving lives. We pride ourselves on engaging donors, volunteers, and community partners in understanding and resolving social issues. If you have a passion for social justice, are results driven, and desire to…

The Dave Smith United Way Sledge Hockey Challenge

  Dave Smith, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, and United Way Peterborough and District are pleased to announce a joint event, the Dave Smith United Way Sledge Hockey Challenge. Sledge hockey is designed for players who have a physical disability. Players are seated on sleds and use customized hockey sticks with metal teeth on the…

2019 Living Wage Report

The living wage for Peterborough in 2019 is $17.63 per hour for a family of two parents and two children with both parents working. “A living wage is the hourly wage required of two parents working fulltime and supporting two children and is different from the provincially mandated minimum wage,” said United Way of Peterborough…

Coat Collection – Last Chance!

More winter coats are needed While the response for the 1 day coat collection was amazing, more winter coats, jackets and snowsuits are needed for the annual Coats for Kids and Adults too! distribution. “We are asking the community to look through their closets one more time and bring freshly washed outer winter wear to…

EXTRA’s Armchair Quarterback

It is truly time for people to put their money where their mouth is! “EXTRA’s Armchair Quarterback for the United Way” is a chance for YOU to bid on an appearance on EXTRA 90.5 to chat sports. Should Mitch Marner get $11 million? Who should win AL Rookie of the Year? Are the Lakers going to…

Coats For Kids – Collection!

United Way Peterborough is once again partnering with The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Peterborough’s thrift store, Vinnies, for the one-day fall collection of Coats For Kids on Saturday, October 5, 2019. “We are asking for freshly washed or new winter Coats For Kids and Adults too!”, said Stephanie Levesque, United Way Peterborough’s Labour…

Care. Hope. Vote!

Care. Hope. Vote! Peterborough, was launched September 10, 2019 by 19 community groups as an innovative on-line and in-person initiative to highlight social issues in Peterborough City and County during the 2019 Federal election. The goals of the initiative are to increase awareness of social issues and their local importance; to support a positive reason…