Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

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.

Media Coverage

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


Wrapped in Courage

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.

Media Coverage

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