WHAT WE DO

Our Mission

To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

What we do

United Way works to tackle some of the biggest social issues in Niagara. Issues like food security and poverty are easy to ignore when you can’t see them. Unfortunately, it took a pandemic to bring these critical social issues to the forefront. United Way invests in solutions to poverty, food security, mental health & well-being, empowering youth & families, homelessness, domestic violence & social isolation.

These issues are easy to ignore when you don’t know they exist and United Way is making them #UNIGNORABLE.

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Community Investment

As the largest non-governmental supporter of social services in the region, we’re dedicated to creating the opportunities people need to improve their lives and build a better future. Our work is fuelled by research and powerful partnerships, which allow us to identify gaps and responsibly mobilize volunteer and financial resources for the most direct impact: effecting positive and lasting change, right here where we all live, work and raise our families.

United Way is governed by an autonomous volunteer Board of Directors that, along with staff and many more volunteers, helps to build a caring community we can all enjoy. At United Way, we work every day to cultivate trust. We pride ourselves on being responsible, transparent stewards of the community’s resources and your generous support. Our ethical-fundraising and financial-accountability practices, from our policies to our operating standards and accreditation, speak for themselves.

Our Priorities
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Meet Our People

Our Senior Leadership Team

FRANCES HALLWORTH
Executive Director

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TAMARA COLEMAN-LAWRIE
Director, Community Impact

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905.688.5050 x. 2109

ALANA HOYLE
Director of Finance

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905.688.5050 x. 2105

KEVIN JONG
Director of Development

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Board of Directors

PETER W. PARTRIDGE
Board Chair | RBC Dominion Securities

SHIRLEY CORDINER
Niagara Safety Village

DAWN DOBBIE
Labour Liaison Officer | City of Thorold

DR. GERVAN FEARON
Brock University

JENNIFER FERGUSON
Niagara Fallsview Casino

APRIL JEFFS
Community Volunteer

CASSIE KELLY
St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

JEFF KLASSEN
Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro

PAM LILLEY
Deloitte

PATRICK MALONEY
Sullivan Mahoney LLP

RODERICK MCDOWELL
Deputy Judge / Deacon, Anglican Church of Canada

ANGUS SCOTT
Metroland Media

SEAN SIMPSON
Simpson’s Pharmasave

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