This week is National Volunteer Week. I’d like to thank the thousands of volunteers across the region who give their time and talent to helping non-profits in this area. If you can, please take time this week to celebrate, acknowledge and say thanks to the volunteers in your community and across the country.
In this month’s update, I’d like to share information about youth programs as well as work being done towards food security. More information can be found in our Community Impact Report which has just been completed, compiling information about all the programs and initiatives.
We held our first Women United panel discussion, featuring a virtual tour of One Roof and other programs serving youth. You can watch the full panel discussion if you have time, or just the virtual tour of One Roof through the links below:
We have also included a link to an indigenous creation story “Through the eyes of Moshomis” that describes the hand painted wall mural at One Roof.
This week I’d like to share some of the work being done to address food security in KFL&A. Since the start of the pandemic the need for meal and food programs has grown exponentially. Almost 1 in 7 Canadians indicated that they lived in a household where there was food insecurity. In addition, 1 in 3 children in Canada are at risk of going to school hungry (up from 1 in 4 pre-pandemic).
United Way is working closely with agencies and programs to respond to this increased need, working collaboratively on ways to best address food security and help people throughout KFL&A. In this month’s update you can read more about some of the solutions that support people facing food insecurity. Many of these responses are in four key areas:
More information about these programs can be found here.
Community Impact Report
Every year, we get a chance to look back on the year that has passed and the impact you, United Way donors and supporters, have made.
We are delighted to share the impact of your support through our Community Impact Report. Thank you for your generosity that has had a significant positive impact on people in KFL&A.
We will continue to provide you with monthly updates, communicating how you are changing lives and supporting much needed programs and making a difference in the lives of your friends, neighbours, colleagues and fellow community members.
I look forward to your feedback; please also let me know if there are areas you’d like to learn about. Please feel free to reach out if you would like more information or just want to chat – I can be reached at 613-929-4828 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Take care and stay safe.
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