Annual Campaign

The United Way annual campaign is the largest community fundraising effort, helping thousands of people through collective action, raising funds that will then be invested in local programs. 70% of funds raised are through workplace campaigns. United Way volunteers, staff and sponsored employees provide tools and resources to support volunteer-led fundraising campaigns in the workplace


Workplace Campaign Tools

For information and tools that will help you run a successful campaign, please contact United Way at 613-542-2674 or email

About United Way

Download the 2018 Annual Report

Download a copy of the 2019 Communications Framework

Impact of your donation

Learn how far the value of your donations goes! View the Community Impact Report
Images for campaign + social media Download Impact Media Package
Videos about United Way for sharing with your co-workers and playing at your events:

Local Love and Corporate Logos
Next Gen Workplace Ambassadors
Material Request Form

Campaign Materials Request Form: If you require additional materials for your workplace campaign, fill out this form and return it to the United Way office.

Training Sessions

ECC Training Sessions: These sessions will help you plan an effortless campaign, learn from your colleagues at other workplaces, increase participation, answer frequently asked questions and deal with common workplace campaign challenges. For more information, please call 613-542-2674 or email

Canvasser Training Sessions:
These sessions provide an overview of the United Way, canvassing tips and techniques, addressing challenges and spotting opportunities to support your canvassers throughout their workplace campaign. To arrange a training session, please call 613-542-2674 or email

Affinity Groups

The Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) is a charitable giving campaign developed exclusively for federal employees and retirees in Canada. If you are from a federal department or workplace, please visit the GCWCC website.

Custom Tours and Agency Speakers

Last year, you helped over 53,000 of our friends, family and neighbours. See the impact… share the stories!
Please join us for a unique tour!

Seeing is Believing Tours

To arrange for an agency speaker please contact the United Way KFLA or call 613- 542-2674.

Ways to Give

Please find below a variety of effective ways to make a positive impact in your community through the United Way KFL&A.
Every dollar you donate changes lives locally.
Thank you.

Donate Online

Every dollar you donate makes a difference in your community. It’s never been faster or easier to donate to the United Way. Simply click here to make an online donation or click on the “donate now” button at the top of the page.

Individual Donation

As another quick and easy option, you can download the Individual Gifts Pledge Form and return it by regular mail, email or in-person.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of appreciated assets, such as securities and real estate are very popular and may provide you with even greater tax benefits than charitable gifts made in cash. Donations of publicly listed securities to United Way are exempt from all capital gains taxation.

Corporate Giving

Many corporations and foundations in the KFLA area generously donate corporate gifts. It’s easy to become Caring Corporation, simply download and complete this form. If your company wishes to make an online donation, click here or on the “donate now” button at the top of the page


Give the gift that keeps on giving and send an eCard. It’s the perfect gift for friends, family, colleagues, or a teacher to say thanks.

There are multiple ways to donate, and support people in your local community when they need help.

Leadership Giving Program

The Leadership Giving Program is made up of individuals who contribute $1,200 or more through the annual campaign. We invite you to join us and demonstrate your leadership. Together, we’ll empower and inspire change to ensure our community is strong and resilient – today and always.

Making a Gift of Life Insurance

By harnessing the power of time, you can make small, regular payments on a life insurance policy that will grow over the years to produce a truly major gift for United Way of KFL&A.

Planned Giving

The Eternity Fund is the permanent endowment fund of the United Way. When you make a donation to the Eternity Fund, the money is invested and the principal is preserved. Only the income earned is used to support essential services and programs, ensuring your gift will benefit future generations.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The United Way KFLA has many sponsorship opportunities available including event sponsorship, material sponsorship and our banner program. Find out how you can help sponsor the United Way.

Workplace Awards

Thank you to our volunteers and work sites across KFL&A for their hard work, dedication and leadership. Their efforts ensure that resources and valuable assistance will continue to be available for individuals and families in our community who need it the most.

To recognize their efforts and the contributions of the employees in these workplaces, the United Way annually gives out awards based on employee participation and contributions .For a list of our Workplace Award Winners visit:

Eternity Fund
United Way’s Endowment

Through bequests and gifts of life insurance, the Eternity Fund provides a reliable stream of income well into the future, ensuring that the tradition of caring in our community continues for tomorrow’s residents.

United Way is a vital force, providing support 365 days a year to residents. Whatever challenges face our community now and in the future, our United Way needs to be able to continue to support the most vulnerable people in our community.

In addition to funds raised through the annual campaign, the United Way has a permanent Endowment Fund so donors have the option to invest in the future through bequests, life insurance and other planned gifts.

If you have already made a provision for United Way in your estate plans, please let us know so we can ensure your gift is used as intended.

Audrey & Peter Scholes Memorial Fund

In 2017, the United Way received its largest bequest from long time donors, Audrey and Peter Scholes. The bequest was over $1.5 million, pushing the United Way’s endowment fund to over $2.3 million.

As per the wishes of Mr. & Mrs. Scholes, the United Way has created the Audrey and Peter Scholes Memorial Fund. The income earned from this fund will support programs that relieve poverty, helping low-income and vulnerable people integrate into the community.

Eternity Fund Supporters

Paul Banfield
Jane Bayly
Donna Bull
Lynn & Richard Cilles
Peggy & Ted Davidson
Mike Deschesne
Oliver Doyle

Ruby Garrow
Janny Gaveel-Dorrestijn
Marsha Gormley
Charles Gould
Susan Greaves
Sheila Kingston
W. Craig Ferguson


Katherine & Paul Manley
Judith Mackenzie
Tom Mawhinney
Darryl McDermid
Mariella Morin
John Morse
Margorie Finlay

Harry Smith
Mary-Alice Thompson
Robert & Bonnie Thomas
Bhavana & Rakesh Varma
David Wanklyn
George Wattsford


Estate of Charlotte Abbott
Estate of Emma Clench
Estate of Beatrice Cohen
Estate of Eleanor Crossman
Estate of Gelindo De Re

Estate of Hugheen Ferguson
Estate of Shirley Mactavish
Estate of Esther Mahood
Estate of Helen Mahood

Estate of Mary McLean
Estate of Katherine Ross Muirhead
Estate of Rose Oliver
Estate of Margaret Reid

Estate of Harold Roberts
Estate of Brendan Savage
Estate of Alan Richard Travers
The Audrey and Peter Scholes Memorial Fund

Planned Giving

Ask us how you can continue the tradition of giving!

The Eternity Fund is the permanent endowment fund of the United Way. When you make a donation to the Eternity Fund, the money is invested and the principal is preserved. Only the income earned is used to support essential services and programs, ensuring your gift will benefit future generations.

For more information, please visit

Calendar of Events

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Jul 10 2020

Annual General Meeting

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Jun 18 2020

Success By 6 – Stay safe, learn and play

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Apr 30 2020

Grocery and Pharmacy services

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Apr 30 2020

211 – Find programs and services in your community

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Apr 30 2020

CANCELLED – Next Gen Masquerade – March 14, 2020

2020 Next Gen Masquerade Party UPDATE: In light of t... PAST
Mar 14 2020

Donation Drive – March 3 – 12, 2020

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Mar 12 2020

Board Governance Workshop: Risk Management: Creating Your Plan – February 5, 2020

Board Governance Workshop: Risk Management: Creating Your Pl... PAST
Feb 5 2020

Board Governance Workshop: Financial Stewardship – Dec 3, 2019

Board Governance Workshop: Financial Stewardship Date: Dece... PAST
Dec 3 2019

Social Finance Exploration Session – Dec 2, 2019

United Way KFL&A is pleased to host this FREE informatio... PAST
Dec 2 2019

United Way 2019 Campaign Touchdown Breakfast – Nov 28, 2019

Find out how much money you raised as the United Way wraps u... PAST
Nov 28 2019

Kingston’s Largest Garage Sale – November 10th

CFB Kingston is hosting Kingston's largest garage sale in s... PAST
Nov 10 2019

Govfest – Battle of the Bands – Nov 9, 2019

The Public Service Battle of The Bands is back for anoth... PAST
Nov 9 2019

Board Governance Workshop: Duties and Liabilities of Directors – Nov 5, 2019

Description Board members of non-profit organizations and c... PAST
Nov 5 2019

Spin-a-thon – Oct 26, 2019

Registration is now open for the City of Kingston’s Spin-a... PAST
Oct 26 2019

Fright Night – October 25th

Wear your costume for an evening of scary fun! spooky activi... PAST
Oct 25 2019

Seeing is Believing tour – Oct 23, 2019

Seeing is Believing bus tours provide United Way volunte... PAST
Oct 23 2019

The Fire Experience – October 22, 2019

Feel the heat of firefighting! Join us for an open house an... PAST
Oct 22 2019

Bionic Advisor Pizza Lunch in support of United Way KFL&A – Oct 16, 2019

  Join the team at Bionic Advisor for a lunch of... PAST
Oct 16 2019

HSC Sherlock’s Escapes Adventure for United Way – Oct 10 – Nov 21, 2019

  The Health Services Cluster with the Ministry of H... PAST
Oct 10 2019

Professional Development Workshop: Essential Cybersecurity for Non-Profits – Oct 8, 2019

United Way strengthens the voluntary sector by providing tra... PAST
Oct 8 2019

Rocktober – Oct 4, 2019

The United Way of KFL&A is excited to announce... PAST
Oct 4 2019

Seeing is Believing tour – Oct 2, 2019

Seeing is Believing bus tours provide United Way volunte... PAST
Oct 2 2019

Enbridge Gas – Beef on a Bun – Sept 26, 2019

Enbridge Gas is hosting their annual Beef on a Bun event... PAST
Sep 26 2019

Rockin’ the Big House

Get Ready to ROCK in The BIG HOUSE as the United Way Bring... PAST
Sep 14 2019

United Way Campaign 2019 Kick Off Breakfast

Scott Harris, 2019 United Way Campaign Chair, invites you to... PAST
Sep 6 2019

Kingston and District Labour Council – A Day in the Park

Please join the Kingston and District Labour Council for the... PAST
Sep 2 2019

Seeing is Believing tour

Tuesday August 27, 2019 -  Seeing is Believing bus t... PAST
Aug 27 2019

Day of Caring

Day of Caring is a community-wide United Way of KFL&... PAST
Jun 7 2019

Enbridge Gas Golf Tournament

A fundraiser for United Way KFL&A “All That Kids Can ... PAST
Jun 1 2019

Creating and Maintaining an Effective Board Team – Workshop

Creating and Maintaining an Effective Board Team Date: May ... PAST
May 8 2019

Success by 6

Success By 6 Success By 6 |  May 6 – 12, 2019 Suc... PAST
May 6 2019

Workplace Volunteer Awards & Appreciation Luncheon

An annual celebration of local workplace employees On April... PAST
Apr 17 2019

Introduction to Roles and Responsibilities of the Board – Workshop

Introduction to Roles and Responsibilities of the Board Dat... PAST
Apr 3 2019

Resourceful Fundraising for Beginners

Resourceful Fundraising for Beginners Date: March 5, 2019, ... PAST
Mar 5 2019

Campaign Touchdown Breakfast

The 2018 United Way KFL&A campaign exceeded goal raisi... PAST
Nov 29 2018

Financial Stewardship – Workshop

Financial Stewardship Date: November 27, 2018, 5:00-7:30pm ... PAST
Nov 27 2018

See the Impact… Share the Stories!

The “Seeing is Believing” bus tour provides United W... PAST
Oct 18 2018

Leading Change in the Workplace – Workshop

Leading Change in the Workplace This workshop focuses on ... PAST
Oct 11 2018

Rocktember 29th

Rocktember 29th - 80's theme event On September 29th, 2018 ... PAST
Sep 29 2018

Fare For Friends

Fare For Friends - The Grand Final After 25 amazing years... PAST
Sep 16 2018

Campaign Kick-off Breakfast

On Friday, September 7, 2018 over 500 volunteers enjoyed... PAST
Sep 7 2018

Pickleball United

Pickleball United Fundraising Tournament On Friday August 2... PAST
Aug 24 2018

Fundamentals of a Team Member – May 31 2018

United Way strengthens the voluntary sector by providing tra... PAST
May 31 2018
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United Way of KFL&A
2017 Campaign by the Numbers

During the 2017 campaign, the community raised $3.5 million in support of local programs and services. None of this would have been possible without the support of thousands of community volunteers. Money is raised through workplace employee campaigns, special events, corporate giving, and individual giving within our community.

10 year Campaign History

Over the past 10 years our campaign has grown 21% from 2.9 million in 2008 to $3.5 million in 2017.


Campaign By Source

Non Workplace 28%

Workplace 72%

10 year leadership giving trend


Gifts from Leaders of the Way (donors who give $1,200+) are a critical part of our campaign. Leadership giving has increased annually over the last 10 years and has grown from $696,000 in 2008 to $1.4 million in 2017. This is a 104% increase.

For the 2017 Leadership Honour Roll:

2017 Leaders of the Way

Leadership Giving By Level

Special thank you to Correctional Service of Canada, St. Lawrence Parks Commission, and the City of Kingston for contributing over $1,200,000 to our community of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington. These funds will go towards helping youth in our community live with hope, dignity, and a sense of belonging.

10 year Leadership Giving Trend


Gifts from Leaders of the Way (donors who give $1,200+) are a critical part of our campaign.

Leadership giving has increased annually over the last 10 years and has grown from $500,000 in 2007 to $1.4 million in 2016. This is a 180% increase over that time.

For a full listing of our leadership honour roll:

Success by
6 Week

success-by-numbers-logo 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of Events 173 167 112 138
Number of Children 1,997 1,712 3,989 2,849
Number of Adult 1,802 959 2,522 2,252

What is Success By 6?

Success By 6 is based on the idea that it takes a village to raise a child and that we all have a role to play in ensuring that every child has a chance to succeed early in life. Success By 6 Week heightens public awareness of the importance of early-years development.

For more information about Success by 6 and for a listing of our community partners please visit:

Next Gen Initiative

Next Gen empowers young leaders in their twenties and thirties to to get involved in their community and bring about positive change. Next Gen volunteers organize and run several  popular events each year including the Next Gen Masquerade (2019 tickets on sale now) which was a huge success selling out and raising over $9,000 for local programs.

Join The Next Gen Movement!

Next Gen Workplace Ambassadors

Next Gen Ambassadors are young leaders who work with workplace committees to engage the next generation of leaders.

These leaders participate in Next Gen activities, promote events and engagement opportunities within their workplaces. They provide information about events and network opportunities to their peers and participate in networking and learning opportunities.

In 2017 there were 28 Next Gen Workplace Ambassadors.

Next Gen Workplace Ambassadors
For more information about United Way Next Gen visit

Day of Caring

Over 200 volunteers from 24 workplaces completed projects at 24 different sites on June 8, 2018.