Labour Programs & Services
United Way and the Canadian Labour Congress have been partners since 1988 – working together to strengthen communities across Canada. The partnership developed around a common interest: ensuring that workers and working families have the support they need to succeed.
Unions across Peterborough & District are longstanding and generous contributors to our campaign, encouraging members to volunteer and give. But the partnership goes much deeper than just financial support. Labour representatives advocate for those in need in their communities. They serve on United Way boards and committees.
Each year, United Way partners with unions to improve lives in our community.
- To train union members and other workers about community services so they can refer co-workers to appropriate resources.
- To train union members about their role as Labour Community Advocates in the labour family.
- To provide union members and other workers with information about community issues so they can better work with labour, community organizations and the United Way to build community.