Backpacks for Success
Backpacks for Success

You can provide the basic tools for success… and foster inclusivity.

2022 Reaching Home Call for Proposals
2022 Reaching Home Call for Proposals
Save the date - May 24
Save the date - May 24

UWP Presents: Discussing Social Issues with Peterborough-Kawartha Candidates

Give back as a team
Give back as a team

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Community Impact
Community Impact

Find out how your donations are invested in our community.

Tampon Tuesday
Tampon Tuesday

Supporting people in need, period.

Emergency Winter Response to Homelessness Initiative
Emergency Winter Response to Homelessness Initiative

Find out how we are investing The Government of Canada’s Reaching Home funding locally.

United in Response, Recovery and Resilience

Our Annual Report highlights the impact of your investment in 2020-2021. Together we provided support to 51 local agencies and 103 programs, investing $2,7782,199 into critical programs and initiatives. Read the full report here

Love Local

When you give to the United Way, your gift will be
invested where it has the most impact.

Land Acknowledgement

Before this area was named Peterborough by settlers, this Anishinaabeg territory was known as Nogojiwanong which is Ojibwa for “place at the end of the rapids”. Nearly 100 years ago, settlers of Canada and seven Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) and Chippewa First Nations signed agreements that became known as the Williams Treaties. Peterborough is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) territory, which also includes Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations. We respectfully acknowledge that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

The Williams Treaties agreements were intended to be the foundation upon which sovereign peoples would build a common relationship but have led to long-standing disputes on crucial issues such as compensation, settlement, and harvesting. We acknowledge the role of colonialism and responsibilities of settlers in these ongoing conflicts that have resulted in intergenerational traumas and inequities for Indigenous Peoples.

One inequity that Indigenous People face as a consequence of colonialism is housing instability. There is a growing overrepresentation of Indigenous People experiencing homelessness in the City of Peterborough, with about 27% of this year’s Point in Time count respondents identifying as Indigenous. May we take a moment to reflect on the fact that the percentage of Indigenous people that are currently experiencing homelessness in Peterborough is almost 10 times higher than the percentage of Indigenous People in Peterborough’s total population. As we take action to support people experiencing poverty in Peterborough, may we learn from local Indigenous people, incorporate cultural sensitivity, and understand housing stability as an act of reconciliation.


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Children and youth accessed programs to reach their highest potential.



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United Way Peterborough & District Presents: Discussing Social Issues with Peterborough-Kawartha Candidates
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