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On April 22, 2013 · In In the Community
On the cusp of last year’s successful 2012 Meeting House “…more than roads, sewers, stores and schools series”, United Way York Region continues with “Unleashing the Power of Community”.
From March to June, United Way is visiting all nine municipalities in York Region to engage residents in a conversation around what is happening [...]
Some say that it is better to give than to receive and no one understands this more than Lloyd Chafe. As a client of Community Living York South (CLYS), Lloyd is an adult with intellectual disabilities. Living independently, he is a self-advocate for people with different abilities, promoting environments of acceptance and understanding for [...]
On April 8, 2013 · In In the Community
On January 15th, the Ontario government unveiled an innovative program aimed at assisting low-income women within the province who want to start their own business. Microlending for Women in Ontario is an initiative where business-ready females will be eligible to receive small loans, or microloans, to [...]
Until recently, mental health was not discussed much in schools. This has changed thanks to initiatives like the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) of York Region and South Simcoe’s Youth Wellness program. Funded by United Way, this program plays an important role in educating [...]
Located in the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine in Aurora, Charles Darrow Co-operative Housing community is a 107 unit townhouse development that welcomes people from a variety of social, cultural and economic backgrounds.
Last year, the co-op kicked off their Community Development in Action project. Funded through United Way’s Strength Investments, the [...]
Don Williams Jr., American Novelist and Poet once said, “The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” On March 28th, our CEO Daniele Zanotti will be joining a panel of speakers with our region and sharing what [...]
United Way York Region’s funded agencies work hard on a daily basis to provide vital social services to hundreds of thousands of people throughout our region. Responding to the emerging needs of single parents, abused women, young children and teenagers, the elderly, [...]
At United Way of York Region we believe that giving youth a good start in life is the best way to ensure they grow up to be healthy and responsible adults. Teenagers cannot achieve success unless they are offered a safe, positive and strong environment where their true talents can shine through.
Funded through our [...]
On February 13, 2013 · In In the Community
Union members in York Region now have the opportunity to help strengthen the link between unions and the community through the Labour Community Advocate Training Program. Made possible by United Way Centraide and the Canadian Labour Congress, the course teaches union members [...]
On February 11, 2013 · In In the Community
Building on the 12-year tradition of the Distinguished Alumni Award, the 2nd Annual Senecans of Distinction Award – Friends Category recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the promotion of and celebrate the connection to Seneca College.
One of the winners this year is close [...]
The Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship recognizes individuals who, through exceptional long term efforts, have made outstanding contributions to their communities. In 2012, 13 individuals from across the province received this prestigious award, including York Region’s very own Stephen Lam.
“I have worked hard throughout [...]
Each year at the York Region Labour Awards, a unionized representative is presented the United Way Activist Award, an acknowledgement for the commitment and hard work shown to strengthen the partnership between labour and United Way. The 2012 recipient has been a dedicated volunteer and [...]
York Region is rich in diversity and culture – where one family in our community can look different from the next. There are two-parent families that share the child-rearing work load, and many single moms and dads out there are juggling work and kids. There are also grandparents, [...]
On October 1, United Way York Region member agency Literacy-Council York-Simcoe (LCYS) held a book launch for From Our Pens, a collection of stories and paragraphs produced by participants in some of its programs. LCYS is a non-profit organization that helps English-speaking adults in York Region [...]
On October 29, 2012 · In In the Community
On October 19, over 50 business leaders from York Region’s most prominent companies gathered to discuss the key issues and trends impacting their businesses in these challenging economic times. The York Region Business Leadership Breakfast was the first ever event of its kind and its success indicates it will not be the last. Sponsored by [...]