Since 1941, our United Way has worked to strengthen lives by bringing together business, labour, individuals, government, and funders – to raise funds in support of a network of social service and health agencies.
We recognize that we, as a community, continue to face complex social challenges. To address these challenges, United Way needs to tackle the root causes, needs to understand social trends and needs to identify partners who will help with what are often very complex issues.
United Way Mission
To build and strengthen our community by bringing people and resources together to facilitate change.
United Way Vision
We see a future where people are self-sufficient in a community where individuals live with hope, dignity and a sense of belonging.
United Way Values
We will be known as an organization that:
- Operates with integrity, transparency and accountability to the highest ethical standards to ensure public trust
- Provides leadership in driving social change, partnerships and collaborative innovation
- Respects community wisdom by considering diverse viewpoints
- Harnesses and engages the talents and resources in our community to enhance a philanthropic culture
- Promotes volunteerism through creating awareness and engagement
Effective, Efficient and Accountable
In 2015, our fundraising and administration costs were less than 16%, well below the CRA-recommended 35%.
Investing in the Community
(1) All That Kids Can Be
(2) Healthy People, Strong Communities
(3) From Poverty to Possibility
Community volunteers and professional staff ensure accountability through a thoughtful review process. Agencies submit applications and volunteers make funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors. They ensure that community resources are well invested, avoiding duplication and redundancy. United Way offers supports to agencies through technical support and workshops that provide professional development, leadership development and board governance.
This process ensures accountability and supports strong service networks to help people when they need it most. United Way collaborates with frontline agencies, government funders and people with lived experience, identifying gaps, challenges and opportunities, facilitating coordination of services to avoid duplication.
Annual Registered Charity Disclosure & CEO Salary
Our latest Canada Revenue Agency annual T3010 registered charity disclosure is available here.
The Compensation Committee periodically benchmarks the CEO’s salary with United Ways of similar size and with similar Canadian not-for-profit organizations. We regularly review the compensation levels of our staff to ensure they are within reasonable rates for the level of skill, knowledge and experience required for the role.
Compensation levels of the 10 highest paid staff are available at the CRA website, under Charities Listings.