Please consider supporting the vulnerable in our community through United Way Peterborough and District's COVID-19 Community Relief and Recovery Fund. Click here to donate today.
Supporting our communities
Community binds us together. Community is also at the heart of everything we do. Amidst these times of rapidly evolving news and uncertainty your United Way remains focused on supporting those who need it the most.
We know the COVID-19 virus is top of mind for members in our community. Especially for those most vulnerable, and for those who find themselves on reduced or restricted working hours. We also anticipate this pandemic to increase not only the usage of poverty-based programs and we are also preparing for increased demand in family and mental health services and supports.
At United Way Peterborough & District, the health and safety of our communities is our priority. We have been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and will be following guidelines from Ontario Health Services. Right now we are working closely with The City of Peterborough to provide consistent practices, messaging, and responses on the pandemic to the social services sector.
We want to share the actions we’re taking to help protect our team, their families, and the 16 supported agencies serving the needs of 60,000 people in our community – and what you can do to help.
The team has fully deployed a remote workforce, and, with a few adjustments, our work is business as usual. Donations remain hard at work, supporting those in the community who find themselves struggling.
Be assured, your United Way is working tirelessly, to ensure no one is left without the support they need.
United Way public events scheduled for March and April have been cancelled, postponed, or will be accommodated online. Events scheduled for May or later will be determined in the coming weeks.
Our Peterborough community has proven countless times that we are strongest during our most difficult times. Pulling together and supporting one another is what we do. Please take care of yourself. And thank you for taking care of one another!
For current information and guidance regarding COVID-19, please go to the Ontario Public Health - COVID 19 website.