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On April 15, 2013 · In Why I Help
United Way York Region brought together a group of committed insurance brokers to form the 2012 Brokers of Change Leadership Giving program in order to give back to the community they and their customers call home. Last month, the group visited Pathways’ Home Base Youth Drop-In Centre in Richmond Hill. [...]
Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. When it comes to building stronger communities and improving the lives of citizens across York Region, we simply could not do it without the support of our volunteers.
Dedicated to making a difference in his community, Bruce Macgregor is a [...]
“I was asked to head up the Employee Campaign Committee at the school and thought that [...]
As a director at American Express Canada, Steven Dawson leads a team that is responsible for the top 100 merchant relationships in Canada. He is also a devoted father to three boys, happily married for 19 years and an avid supporter of United Way York Region, volunteering [...]
For years United Way York Region has been working hard to address issues of poverty and homelessness. Moving people from poverty to possibility is an important community priority we are addressing. Helping us in this mission is the Action on Poverty Riding Profiles, a joint initiative of the [...]
Since 2005, employees at The Regional Municipality of York have always looked forward to a sweet surprise around United Way’s campaign time. That’s all thanks to Debbie Wilton. As a volunteer on her United Way committee, year in and year out, she personally hands out approximately 60 treats along [...]
A United Way York Region member agency, the Learning Disabilities Association of York Region (LDAYR) promotes increased awareness for persons with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among our community, professional groups and relevant educational, social, recreational, medical, legal and employment sectors.
By providing support, guidance, education, resource materials [...]
On October 22, 2012 · In Why I Help
Mahatma Ghandi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Here at United Way York Region (UWYR), we are fortunate to be surrounded by a vast group of volunteers that are devoted to giving their time [...]
From helping organize special events to assisting with our annual fundraising campaign to participating in numerous committees and boards; United Way York Region’s volunteers are dynamic, diverse and vital to our movement. And it is because of the tireless efforts of volunteers like Shaun Lewis, that we are able to [...]
On June 11, 2012 · In Why I Help
As current Vice-Chair of our board of directors, Helen Murray plays an integral role in ensuring that United Way of York Region (UWYR) carries out its mission of improving lives and strengthening the neighbourhoods across our community. Providing vision, leadership and accountability, Ms. Murray [...]
On April 23, 2012 · In Why I Help
When you donate to United Way of York Region, your money goes into the Community Fund—a pool of donations that are used to support the programs and services of our member agencies. Each year, volunteers from across the region contribute hundreds of hours of their time [...]
Heather Mason-Wood is one busy executive. As Vice President of Canso Investment Counsel Ltd, she heads up the marketing, compliance and customer service initiatives for this portfolio management services company. As hectic as her work schedule is, she still finds time for United Way.
“United Way York Region touches the lives [...]
On February 14, 2012 · In Why I Help
Tammy’s brother Michael lives with bipolar disorder and in the [...]
The curtain is poised to fall on UWYR’s 2011 Fundraising Campaign and the trying economic times we live in have shown their gnarly nature. Based on our past year’s achievement the indications were optimistic for this year’s targets but the challenges have been great.
This is by no means [...]
In a recent bulletin from York University, David Phipps, who is the director of York University’s Research Services and Knowledge Exchange, was named the most influential knowledge broker in Canada. We’re lucky enough to be able to work with David as part [...]