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The Dave Smith United Way Sledge Hockey Challenge

November 12th, 2019

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 tips […]

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Local Love Toques – Now On Sale!

November 8th, 2019

Local Love Toques on Sale NOW. Made with Local Love in partnership with PTBO Northern Originals $25 – available from our office – 277 Stewart Street, Peterborough

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2019 Living Wage Report

November 4th, 2019

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 […]

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The TVM Group to Launch East City Condos Showroom Sales to Support United Way

October 23rd, 2019

We are please to share this wonderful partnership with TVM Group. Click here for Media Release or read below.  Amit Sofer, President and Founder of The TVM Group – Developers of the 9-storey East City Condos situated at the corner of Armour Road and Hunter Street East – today announced the grand opening of the […]

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Opinion – Jim Russell: What will the political parties do to end poverty?

October 17th, 2019

There isn’t a single community in Canada immune to poverty and ours is no different. Unfortunately, according to 2016 census data, 14,645 Peterborough residents, have incomes below the low-income measure. In other words, almost 1 in 5 of our neighbours live in poverty. With election day approaching on Monday, we at United Way of Peterborough […]

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Coat Collection – Last Chance!

October 10th, 2019

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 […]

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EXTRA’s Armchair Quarterback

October 8th, 2019

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 […]

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Coats For Kids – Collection!

September 24th, 2019

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 […]

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2019 UWP Campaign Video

September 19th, 2019

We live in, work in and support a community that we love. Yes, there are problems. You, can be part of the solution. Want to learn more? Watch our official 2019 Campaign Video:

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Care. Hope. Vote!

September 10th, 2019

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 […]

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