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Reaching Home – Community Advisory Board Call for New Members

December 20th, 2023

We are currently seeking to add new volunteer members to the Community Advisory Board

Our volunteer Community Advisory Board (CAB) helps to set direction and coordinate efforts to address homelessness in Peterborough City and County. The Community Advisory Board  supports the governance of Reaching Home by assessing and approving projects for Reaching Home funding, as well as developing and approving community reporting. Our Community Advisory Board acts as a broad and inclusive representation of the community with members possessing in-depth knowledge of key sectors and systems that affect homelessness priorities.

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Holiday Closure

December 18th, 2023

Happy Holidays! If you haven’t made your gift it is not too late.. It is easy to donate safely online by clicking “Donate Now” on this site You can bring your gift to our administrative office, located at 277 Stewart Street, please use the secure mailbox at the main door (Stewart Street) for any drop-off […]

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United Way Announces New Reaching Home Investments totalling $264,907

October 19th, 2023

United Way Peterborough & District CEO Jim Russell announced the most recent funding recipients supported by Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. As the Community Entity, United Way Peterborough & District manages funding on behalf of the Government of Canada to support local homelessness initiatives. Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy is a community-based program aimed at […]

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2022-23 Community Impact Report Released

July 25th, 2023

Today at their Stewart Street office, United Way Peterborough & District announced its Community Impact Report. The Community Impact Report, titled “UNITED. Together We Can…” highlights the accomplishments of the United Way, funded agencies, and community partners throughout the prior year. Jim Russell, CEO of United Way Peterborough & District, opened by describing how the […]

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United on the Highway Poker Run

June 22nd, 2023

United on the Highway Saturday, July 15th Location:  270 George Street North-Venture North parking lot downtown Peterborough (across from Riley’s Pub/ Harvey’s).Pre-registration is encouraged but will be available onsite 9 am to 10:30 am with KTU at  11 am SHARP! The first 50 Players to register HERE will receive a free commemorative event tee! Join us for this […]

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Nominations are now open for the Scholfield Award of Community Distinction

April 17th, 2023

Do you know a local leader who energizes and inspires people to come together to make a lasting difference in the City and County of Peterborough? United Way Peterborough & District is ready to celebrate and recognize outstanding volunteer contributions to the City and County of Peterborough through the annual Scholfield Award of Community Distinction.  The […]

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Open Position – Volunteer Board of Directors Member

March 27th, 2023

Are you or someone you know a community leader? Poverty touches most aspects of a person’s life from food, shelter, and employment, to mental and physical well-being. The mission of United Way Peterborough & District (UWP) is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Through funding vital supports and […]

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Community Service Recovery Fund (CSRF) / Fonds de relance des services communautaires (CSRF)

February 21st, 2023

United Way Peterborough & District takes part in the Community Services Recovery Fund – a $400 million investment in charities and non-profits Now more than ever, charities and non-profits are playing a key role in addressing persistent and complex social problems faced by all Canadians. The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment […]

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Ontario United Ways 2023 Pre-Budget Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

February 7th, 2023

Ontario’s 2023 Budget comes at a time of both challenge and opportunity for the province. While confronting record inflation, food insecurity, a critical lack of affordable housing, escalating mental health and addiction-related needs, and a greater complexity and demand for community services, the province is growing and revitalizing at a rapid rate. Growth brings opportunity […]

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United Way Announces Current Homelessness Response through Reaching Home Investment totalling $1.8 million

February 2nd, 2023

PETERBOROUGH, ON (February 2, 2023) – Today in the training centre of the John Howard Society on Stewart Street, United Way Peterborough & District CEO Jim Russell announced the current round of funding to address critical needs in our community related to homelessness. The United Way is the Community Entity for Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness […]

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UWP Administrative Office Under Construction

January 4th, 2023

Built in the 1870’s, our iconic office building, is now undergoing much needed structural repairs and accessibility updates so that United Way Peterborough & District can remain an open and inclusive space to serve our community. A Government of Canada grant, administered through the Enabling Accessibility Fund has made this much needed renovation possible, a […]

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