Congratulations to the 2023 Special Award Winners!

Each year United Way Niagara is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of local partners and supporters with yearly campaign awards. The following award winners have shown tremendous support and dedication to strengthening our community over the past year.

Anita Robertson Legacy Award

Shelley Marchand receives Anita Award

This memorial award is bestowed annually upon an individual or individuals that embody Anita’s kind heart and community spirit and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to our cause.

We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Anita award recipient is Shelley Marchand. Shelley exemplifies the spirit of what it really means to be the change you wish to see in the world. United Way is grateful for her leadership, including serving as a member of the Campaign Cabinet and the Women United Committee, opening her home to host special receptions, and sharing her time, talent and resources on many occasions in support of United Way initiatives and projects.

Campaign of the Year

The Campaign of the Year award is presented to an organization that achieved tremendous success in their employee campaign in 2023.

Canadian Niagara Power has remained on the list of United Way Niagara’s Top 50 Employee Campaigns for many years and has set an example of a successful campaign that continues to grow each year with close to 50% participation in 2023. The success of the campaign is a direct result of the culture of giving that is engrained in Canadian Niagara Power.

Canadian Niagara Power Campaign of the Year

Community Builder Award

The Community Builder Award is presented to an organization or group that has made significant strides in building their community, making Niagara a better place for everyone.

This years winner has proven their dedication to improving food security and expanding food access through their collaborative efforts in partnership with United Way’s Community Pop-up Produce Market program.

We are honoured to present the Community Builder Award to Edith Cavell Public School’s Fresh West Market team. Fresh West was born out of a class discussion about where families access their food. It was identified that the neighbourhood surrounding the school was somewhat of food desert, with very few options for acces