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United Way Training & Learning Centre

May 11th, 2016

Building knowledge • Strengthening capacity • Creating possibility Building strong organizations and community leaders through professional development opportunities tailored to meet the needs of the non-profit sector. In partnership with local experts United Way offers high quality capacity building opportunities at low cost, to enable participants to return to their workplace with new knowledge and […]

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Thank You!

January 29th, 2016

We announced the 2015 Campaign results on Friday January 29 announcing a total of $1,900,001…so far! We are truly grateful for the extraordinary effort of our donors and volunteers to date and over the next few weeks we will still be taking donations to close the gap and get to goal. More than ever, we […]

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Real People, Real Possibility: Andrew and Stephen Jaikaran

December 18th, 2015

Every year, we meet a lot of amazing people and hear a lot of incredible stories…stories of heartbreak and of hardship. But thanks to your generosity, we also hear stories of recovery, to not just survive but to thrive. Stephen and Andrew Jaikaran are no exception. We are so thrilled to have them share their […]

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Real People, Real Possibility: Daniel and Margaret

December 18th, 2015

Your help means Daniel and Margaret continue to have their independence. Daniel and Margaret have been married for more than 65 years. As the years have gone by and they are no longer driving, they’ve lost a vital source of independence. With your help, the couple has been able to access many services over the […]

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Our Community Needs Your Help!

December 10th, 2015

This year’s campaign is seeing an unprecedented shortfall in the money raised for investment in our community and UWP is seriously concerned about the people who will require the services of partner agencies. With only weeks left in the campaign, an all-out effort is required so this trend doesn’t result in vulnerable people in our […]

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Season’s Eatings

December 7th, 2015

That was a beautiful meal prepared by Peterborough EATS. Thanks to the students, Chef Miguel, and all who came out!

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Investment in Food for Kids

December 1st, 2015

United Way Peterborough & District’s (UWP) commitment to this community’s children and youth continues as CEO, Jim Russell announced a $10,000 investment in the local Food For Kids, School Food Box Program. “Thanks to donors and community partners, this is a tangible example of United Way’s investment in children and youth. In fact, United Way […]

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Precarious Employment in Peterborough

December 1st, 2015

CHEX TV’s Aileen Doyle examines the impact precarious employment is having in our community in part one of a special series: Precarious, insecure jobs are now the new normal – Special Series Part 1

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Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

November 25th, 2015

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 […]

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Wrapped in Courage

November 12th, 2015

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 […]

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Breakfast at the Airport

November 10th, 2015

Friday Nov 13, Peterborough Airport hosted breakfast in support of United Way Peterborough & District. Thank you all those who attended and to Peterborough Airport for putting on this great event!

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John Howard Society Lasagna Lunch

November 5th, 2015

On Nov 19th the John Howard Society of Peterborough hosted their annual lasagna lunch as part of their UW workplace campaign. Thanks John Howard Society for a delicious meal!

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