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2016 Loaned Representatives: April, Jennifer, Chris, Julia, Pam & Tanya

The Loaned Representative (LR) Program is a professional and personal development opportunity for employees with potential in your organization. Employees from public and private sector organizations are “loaned” by their employers for a 15-week period to help with United Way’s annual campaign. They bring with them great energy and enthusiasm to the campaign. They benefit personally and professionally through this unique opportunity.

Loaned Representatives work as part of a campaign team that supports workplace campaigns in approximately 400 worksites in KFLA. They facilitate and attend campaign meetings and events, mobilize support, promote the campaign, train, motivate and support volunteers, and create awareness about how United Way is working to build a stronger community for all.

Download an information sheet about the Loaned Representative Program

Ways to Get Involved

  • Loan us an employee for the Loaned Representative (LR) Program
  • Provide financial support. Your gift of $10,000 will fund a loaned representative for the 15-week period
  • Provide training expertise. Specialized trainers can volunteer their skills and facilitate training modules during the intensive 2-week training

Benefits for Employers

  • Increased staff morale when your organization demonstrates commitment to your community
  • Recognition in workplaces at United Way events, in print publications, on the website and in the media
  • A re-charged employee; one who has learned new skills, absorbed fresh insights and ideas, made important contacts, is more confident and understands the community better
  • Professional development and training for employees

Benefits for Employees

  • Receive training and experience in fundraising, project and time management, public speaking, sales, communications, negotiation and planning
  • Improve leadership, management and team-building skills
  • Learn how a successful campaign works
  • Build upon existing strengths
  • Make new contacts with networking opportunities
  • Learn about the challenges facing our community
  • Be part of United Way’s work, making a difference in our community

Ideal Candidates Are

  • Potential leaders, team builders and confident, innovative employees
  • Employees seeking new challenges and goal-oriented individuals

Join Our Participants

  • Assurant Solutions
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • CFB Kingston
  • City of Kingston
  • Correctional Service Canada
  • E.I. duPont Canada
  • Empire Life
  • Goodyear Canada Inc.
  • KGH- CUPE 1974
  • Kingston Garrison
  • Ministry of Government Services
  • Ministry of Transportation
  • Novelis Inc.
  • Parole Board of Canada
  • Providence Care
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • Royal Military College
  • South East Community Care Access Centre
  • TD Canada Trust

Testimonials from Loaned Representatives

“I wasn’t sure what would be involved in being a United Way loaned representative. I guess I had some thoughts about what it might be like but I could never have thought that it would be such a great experience. Working with the staff and other loaned representatives at the United Way has given me a real feeling of accomplishment. The opportunity to work with a team that has one common goal is tremendous. The United Way of Kingston is about community and there is no other organization that exemplifies it more then the people that work for them. It has been an absolute pleasure working on this campaign.”

– Chris Stafford, Corrections Canada

“As I look back on my weeks at the United Way, I have gained so much. I have learned how important the United Way campaign is to Kingston and area. I have enjoyed meeting so many people from our community. I have beaten some comfort zones with the help of training. I have picked up skills that I would not get from my job in manufacturing. I hope that I will be able to use this in the future at my job. Words cannot say how much I will miss the staff at the United Way.”

– Nicole Young, Novelis Kingston works, USW Local# 343

“It was an honour to be selected for this experience. The biggest impact on me was how the United Way network efficiently raises & distributes the funds, according to the community’s needs, giving attention to immediate needs & longer term solutions. We actually worked at several of the agencies, and witnessed the valuable work that they do, often with very scarce resources. I don’t think that I have ever worked with a group of people who are so committed to their work. The campaign is run with the value of years of experience, and it was fascinating to learn how a professional fundraising campaign works.”

– Kay Munn, Empire Life

Testimonials from Employers

“We participate in a number of initiatives including sponsoring a loaned representative. Our involvement with United Way, in general, is very important to our company and employees. The loaned representative program provides us with an excellent development opportunity for our star performers, and the people we send out come back feeling energized, renewed and with a sense of purpose, which spreads throughout the organization.”

– David Keneford, Director of Human Resources, Assurant Solutions

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