Who We Are
United Way of Peterborough & District seeks to enhance community life and build stronger,
healthier communities by connecting community needs to community resources. Through an effective annual fundraising campaign,
the United Way of Peterborough maximizes available financial resources to enable our member
agencies to improve our community's quality of life. Through the use of volunteer fund review
teams and responsible stewardship, United Way of Peterborough & District allocates funds to meet current and changing human
care needs within the community. Currently, funds raised throughout Peterborough City and County directly supports 32 member agencies and 152 programs and services.
Mandate and Mission
The United Way of Peterborough & District is an incorporated, registered Canadian Charitable organization.
Established in 1941, United Way of Peterborough & District has supported local community organizations
for over 69 years.
Our mission is to "improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action".
At United Way of Peterborough & District, our vision is to build community, change lives and work together to
make a difference. This vision is not just a tagline but a mandate within which we operate --
it is a demonstration of our commitment to helping those in need within our community.
To do this, we aspire to:
- Energize and inspire people to make a difference;
- Provide meaningful opportunities for individuals to realize their potential by demonstrating
volunteer leadership in service to community;
- Reflect the diversity of the communities we serve;
- Craft human care agendas within and across our communities;
- Build coalitions around these agendas;
- Increase investments in these agendas by expanding and diversifying our own resource development
and fundraising efforts and supporting those of others; and,
- Ensure that these investments have recognizable impact.
United Way of Peterborough & District is a Nationally Recognized Organization
At the 2009 United Way of Canada Conference, the United Way of Peterborough & District was awarded the Chairs Award for Collaboration for our work on Program Outcomes. This is the second time that we have won this award since it was created in 2003, the first being for our Leadership Development Program. We are the only United Way in Canada that has won this award twice for its collaborative approach to community development.