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United Way of Cambridge & North Dumfries, Ontario
United Way of Cambridge & North Dumfries, Ontario
United Way Waterloo Region Communities (UWWRC)
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50 Sportsworld Crossing Road
Suite 220
Kitchener,   ON   N2P 0A4

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About The United Way Waterloo Region Communities

Creating Possibility For Everyone

United Way Waterloo Region Communities is dedicated to helping people live better lives in every one of the seven communities we serve. We are fundraisers who support a network of agencies whose programs and services are locally focused, informed, connected, and deeply invested in helping people reach their full potential.

United Way is working to make community dreams a reality. United Way sees and responds to the realities of a changing world through impact upon:
  • Individual Lives
    • Investing time and money in a social support network of programs that, together help individuals improving their quality of life.
  • Organizations
    • Provide leadership and support with and to the non-profit human services sector, building upon shared assets.
    • Positively impact organizational cultures through energized campaign activities.
  • Comprehensive Community
    • Work with multi-stakeholder community collaborations to create long-term solutions to social issues.
Over the past several years, we’ve been examining local and national trends to determine the key priorities and pressing issues in our communities. Our five priorities have regional reach and local impact.
United Way’s 5 Regional Priorities:
  • All Children and Youth reach their Potential
  • All Families are Strong
  • All Neighbourhoods are Inclusive and Thriving
  • All Newcomers feel Welcomed and Supported
  • All People are Economically Secure

Volunteer in the Community

Look into one of many health and social service agencies funded by United Way. Located throughout the city, member agencies offer volunteer opportunities for a broad range of interests.


For further volunteer roles within this community, please visit the Volunteer Action Centre and a selection of community opportunities.

Volunteering at United Way

United Way's strength is most certainly the volunteers in the community who give their time to make a difference. Every year, approximately 3,000 volunteers contribute their time to make everyday miracles possible.

Volunteer Committees

For information about United Way committees, opportunities for teens, and the ways you can make a difference in your community through United Way, visit Volunteer Committees

Volunteer Recognition

Without our volunteers, United Way wouldn’t be able to do what it does. United Way would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers for donating their time and skills.

Our Volunteers

Meet some of United Way’s key volunteers.

  • Board of Directors
  • Campaign Cabinet
  • Sponsored Employees

What Our Volunteers Do

Every year, an estimated 3,000 volunteers help United Way build stronger communities within Kitchener-Waterloo and Area. Volunteers run workplace campaigns that give employees the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of social issues and make a difference in the communities where they live and work. Other volunteers work with United Way employees to monitor community needs, review agency programs and find long-term solutions to community issues. More than 50 community leaders serve as volunteer members of United Way's Board of Directors, Campaign Cabinet, or ongoing operational committees.

The outpouring of time and resources from all of our volunteers, donors, agencies, business and labour supporters, is a testament to how much can be accomplished when we work together. You are a part of a community-wide effort that helps make Kitchener-Waterloo and Area truly great for everyone.

Community Partnerships
Partnering is the key to addressing widespread, complex needs.We believe that the best solutions often come from collaborative approaches. By seeking out community partnerships to help address key priorities, we’re broadening both our reach and the positive impact of our efforts. For this same reason, we also invest significant time, expertise and funds into building strong not-for-profit sector supports.
Community Partnerships 
Alliance for Children and Youth of Waterloo Region

The Alliance for Children and Youth of Waterloo Region improves the well-being of children, youth and families in our community by bringing together a wide range of child and youth-serving agencies as well as interested individuals. Through collaborative discussion, planning and action, the Alliance helps mobilize effective teams to respond to key issues.
Labour Program of Waterloo Region

The Labour Program of Waterloo Region is a joint initiative shared with the Waterloo Region Labour Council and United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries. A highlight of this long and rewarding partnership is the Union Counselling Program, which educates union members about community resources and social issues so they can link those in need with available social services.
Opportunities Waterloo Region

Through collaboration, advocacy and education, Opportunities Waterloo Region ignites community action and leadership to create bold solutions that reduce and prevent poverty. Acting as a regional convener, this community support organization brings together a strong network that includes businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, other non-profit organizations and concerned individuals.
Waterloo Region Immigrant Employment Network (WRIEN)

Hosted by the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce, WRIEN brings together a cross-section of stakeholders from the community - agencies, funders, government, and businesses - to find ways to better attract immigrant talent and ensure immigrants are much more visible and successful within the recruitment and selection processes of local employers.

Time and time again, we hear about the issue of inaccessibility to community services information. 211 is a reliable, user-friendly resource that provides people looking for human services in Ontario with a fully searchable, bilingual point of access to over 56,000 community, social, health and related government programs and services. 211 is a product of the collaborative efforts of many community and government partners. Locally, the United Way Waterloo Region Communities (UWWRC) and the Region of Waterloo are investing both time and expertise into exploring the feasibility of this initiative for our region.
Not-For-Profit Sector Supports

A strong and resilient not-for-profit sector is key to ensuring that the social support networks needed by all community members are available and sustainable. For this reason, United Way is committed to investing in not-for-profit sector supports. United Way is currently investing in the following organizations:
Capacity Waterloo Region

Capacity Waterloo Region is a five-year pilot project to fuel social innovation by developing an enabling environment that brings together resources from all sectors to support the people and ideas that build lasting social change.
Volunteer Recruitment and Referral (Volunteer Action Centre)

The Volunteer Action Centre believes that building community is about making connections. One of three key programs helping to achieve this goal is Volunteer Recruitment and Referral, which connects people who want to volunteer with community organizations that need them.
Waterloo Region Shares

A collaborative initiative of the Food Assistance Network, Waterloo Region Shares works to improve the coordination, efficiency, and effectiveness of our local food assistance system.United Way Waterloo Region Communities (UWWRC) is one of several organizations funding this initiative.




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