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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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Kicking off the 7th Annual Paint the Town Red event!

July 11th, 2019

Today near the Hunter Street alley, Jim Russell CEO of United Way of Peterborough & District was joined by Campaign Chair, David Goyette, along with a variety of participating restaurants to announce the launch of the 7th annual Paint the Town Red event. Last year’s event raised over $16,000 bringing the total to over $75,000 since […]

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Announcing: #LocalLove Showcase of UWP Neighbourhood Fund!

June 25th, 2019

Media Release: Last night, at their Annual General Meeting, United Way Peterborough & District (UWP) provided a showcase of Local Love as they profiled several of their Neighbourhood Funded programs and initiatives from 2018 and announced the 2019 recipients. The Neighbourhood Fund provides small, one-time grants to support groups of individuals that are working together […]

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May We Introduce…. our 2019 Campaign Cabinet Team!

June 6th, 2019

This morning on the front lawn of the United Way of Peterborough and District office, David Goyette, 2019 Campaign Chair enthusiastically announced the 2019 Campaign Cabinet Team. “I am proud to introduce this immensely committed team, and I thank them all for their time, energy and commitment,” stated Goyette. The Cabinet Team holds an incredible […]

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Buy A Backpack -Thank a Teacher

June 3rd, 2019

Looking for a gift for that favourite teacher? How about supporting our Backpack for Kids program by purchasing a certificate in that favourite teacher’s name? All money raised helps us to buy the necessary school supplies to fill backpacks for Peterborough and area students. To order your teacher gift, contact Stephanie: 705-742-8839 ext. 32 or […]

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Fleming Students Showcase Creative Ideas To Raise Awareness about Homelessness

May 14th, 2019

Jim Russell CEO of the United Way of Peterborough and District joined students and faculty from Fleming College to showcase the work of students in the Graphic Design and Visual Communications Program. This was the second year that a class from the program has worked with the United Way to develop marketing and communications concepts, […]

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Board Membership Opportunity

May 1st, 2019

We are currently looking to fill two positions on our Board of Directors team, each for a 3-year term with potential to renew for a 2nd term. While we encourage anyone to apply, we are particularly looking for individuals with diverse backgrounds and life experiences. As a board member you will have the opportunity to: […]

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