News Releases

Friday, 16 March 2012

Tribute to Paul O'Regan

pauloreganStrong communities are shaped by the people who work, live, conduct business and contribute to causes that matter to them. Paul O’Regan is being remembered as a true contributor to business, the performing arts, local and international charities and to health organizations. He was a leader in the automotive industry, a dedicated mentor willing to share his knowledge to help others and a man whose family meant the world to him. Our community is a better place thanks to Paul O’Regan. United Way is grateful for his support and offers sincere sympathy to his family.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

6.1 Million Reasons to Say Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Cunard Centre for Celebration Breakfast this year! With 800 people in attendance, we tweeted, watched kids from Ward 5 do a flash mob, and came together to celebrate this wonderful acheivement of over $6.1 million.


Be one of 850 guests to join us at Celebration Breakfast on February 23rd at the Cunard Centre.

Location: Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax
Time: 7:30 - 9 am, doors open at 7:30
$20 per person or table of 10 for $200

To reserve your seat, please contact Matthew Fox by email or by calling 461-3060.

The deadline for ticket purchases is February 17, so make sure to reserve your seat early!


We just said thanks and farewell to the 2011 Loaned Representatives!

They worked from United Way’s office for four months and made a huge contribution to our fundraising work. During the thanking reception, each one told a personal story about their experience. We heard comments like: “I think I always knew WHAT United Way does in the community but now I know WHY it is so important!” “I feel so connected to my community!” “This experience has been life changing.”

Generous organizations in HRM loaned their valuable staff members to help United Way reach a community goal of $6.4 million. We will announce the final total raised in February during our Celebration Breakfast.  

The organizations who loaned employees include:


Chuck Hartlen, Chair of the Board of Directors, 211 Nova Scotia is pleased to announce Mike Myette will assume the role of the Executive Director effective August 29th.  Mike, currently Director, Emergency Services, Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office is responsible for the daily operation of Nova Scotia’s province wide 911 service.  Mike successfully led the implementation of 911 in the late 90’s and has extensive project management experience and leadership strength.

“Mike’s proven ability to establish a new service and lead a quality operation will ensure the success of 211 in Nova Scotia,” says Chuck Hartlen.  “He has the skills, experience and a passion for this unique assignment .  We’re delighted that Mike Myette will be the first 211 Nova Scotia employee.”

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