What We Do
Through the expertise of community agencies, the commitment of volunteers, and the generosity of donors,
our success as a community would not be possible. Together, with your support, we’re creating lasting change in our community.
At Work in Every Corner of Peterborough
A strong and healthy social service sector contributes to the overall health and well-being of any community.
Through your generosity and support, our United Way supports the work of 33 human and social service agencies
delivering quality services and programs to every corner of our City and County. We continue to build strong
partnerships with community leaders, business, labour and government, allowing us to target the critical social
issues affecting the quality of life in the City and County of Peterborough.
Making an Impact in Communities
United Way of Peterborough & District provides a means for you to invest your dollars with others to increase
the impact of that donation. This is the basic concept behind United Way -- it's strategic, impactful,
and maximizes the community’s reach by combining resources for optimum benefit.
We also have a long history of supporting the community through unique programs beyond our annual fundraising campaign.
The programs and services described in this section of the website are key to working together to build a strong and caring community.
Providing Access to Services for Everyone
We start with a fundamental belief that together we can do so much more than we can alone.
From child and youth development initiatives to ensuring supports are in place for vulnerable individuals,
families and seniors, our work embraces the well being of the entire community.
Working together, we build an organized safety net of core community services for people in immediate need.
We believe that real change – real community impact – occurs when people from all walks of life connect and rally around a common goal.
Ensuring Financial and Organizational Accountability
Our United Way is committed to transparent and responsible fundraising and financial management practices.
To ensure that donor dollars are spent wisely, United Way recruits citizen volunteers to its agencies and
ensure that programs and services provide maximum impact.