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Homeless in Kingston Ontario

Homeless in Kingston – Stories from Youth This is a collection of stories from just a small group of youth who are homeless in Kingston, Ontario. Sharing their journey is one way to communicate the impact of donations made by community members just like you. Allow us to introduce you to the following young people who have… Read More

2018 Point In Time Homeless Count

Everyone Counts, 2018 Point in Time Homeless Count Local Volunteers Needed Kingston, ON Communities, can better impact issues as complex as homelessness if they have accurate metrics to measure their effectiveness. In 2013, the City of Kingston coordinated Kingston’s first Point-in-Time (PiT) homeless count, as part of its work to develop a 10-year municipal housing and… Read More

Seedy Saturday and KASSI Cheque Presentation

On Seedy Saturday, March 10, 2018, United Way KFL&A volunteer Lesley Kelly presented the Kingston and Area Seed System Initiative with a cheque from the City of Kingston and United Way Community Investment Fund for $14,250. Accepting the cheque on stage was Kathy Rothermel. The Kingston and Area Seed System Initiative’s (KASSI) mission is to… Read More

Next Gen Masquerade Party

Next Gen Masquerade Party in Kingston Saturday night was quite the party! Another sold out Next Gen Masquerade Party saw 230+ masked dancing/drinking/eating party goers letting loose in the beautiful Renaissance Event Venue. Great fun was had all while raising the largest total ever, over $9,500 for the United Way KFL&A. There were dazzling masks, inspired fashion… Read More

United Way KFL&A Recognized by Living Wage Kingston

Living Wage Kingston Plaque Presentation Living Wage Kingston visited our offices on February 28, 2018 and presented the United Way KFL&A with an Ontario Living Wage Employer plaque. We are very proud to have received this recognition. Pictured below are many of our staff receiving the plaque from Cam Jay. What is a Living Wage? A… Read More

Poverty Reduction Strategy

Consultation Report on Poverty Reduction Strategy released Canada is one step closer to having a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy following the release of What We Heard (WWH).  The strategy will be unveiled later this year. WWH summarizes feedback from a wide range of consultations held in 2017. Many United Way Centraides (UWCs) played an important… Read More

HomelessHub discusses how to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness with Bhavana Varma

Prevent and End Youth Homelessness The following selection on how to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness was first published by Melanie Redman on HomelessHub.ca and we’ve linked to the full article at the bottom. One of the best examples of Collective Impact I’ve seen in action at the community level is in Kingston, Ontario. Kingston was one… Read More

Lieutenant Governor Special Roundtable Discussion in Kingston

KINGSTON, ON / Monday, January 15, 2018 The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario will be visiting Kingston on Thursday, January 18. Her Honour’s visit will include a discussion facilitated by the United Way and key members of the Youth Homelessness and Youth Employment collaborative to learn about our community’s collective approach to ending… Read More

6th Annual Next Gen Masquerade tickets on sale now

Kingston, ON (Jan. 11, 2018) United Way Next Gen is pleased to present the sixth annual Next Gen Masquerade on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at the Renaissance Event Venue in Kingston. Masquerade is a fundraising event, organized and run by volunteers from the United Way Next Gen initiative. The event is sponsored by KPMG and… Read More

United Way exceeds campaign goal

By Ian MacAlpine, Kingston Whig-Standard Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:42:56 EST PM The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has exceeded its fundraising goal for yet another year, this time by a margin of about $4,000. Campaign chair Pat Murphy made the announcement that the campaign raised $3,504,001 in front of approximately 500… Read More