News Releases

Christine  DavidDalhousie University has been making waves with their National Mentoring Program , which United Way Halifax is proud to be selected to host a student for the summer. The program recently won the CACEE Excellence in Innovation Leadership Development Award.

The National Mentoring Program gives business students a chance to diversify their work experience and contacts by working for non-profit organization for the summer. They are sponsored by a local business and a representative of that organization acts as a mentor to the student.

This year, Wilsons sponsored Bachelor of Commerce student Christine Liao to work for United Way Halifax. Her mentor, David Wilson, says: “Wilsons has been happy to participate in the National Mentoring Program. The program provides an opportunity to connect with and assist in the development of, the next generation of business and community leaders. Building the relationship between leading community organizations such as  United Way is mutually beneficial for all.”

Christine has been working on several important research projects that will help us engage our donors and volunteers. Her work with on our Inspirational Speaker Program has helped us restructure the program.

Thank you to Dalhousie University, Christine for her hard work and Wilsons for believing in United Way.

Monday, 24 June 2013

AGM Thanks!

Thank you to Mayor Mike Savage for hosting our 87th Annual General Meeting last week at City Hall. We were so pleased to hear his words about the importance of United Way in our community, while proudly wearing his "I Love Social Capital" sticker. 

We were also very excited to honour important members in our community with the Community Spirit Awards. This year's recipients were Wayne MacNaughton, Metro Non-Profit Housing Association, Madge MacInnis, Chebucto Links, Laura Lee Langley, Provincial Government and Anne-Marie Leger, Federal Government. Their outstanding support of United Way has not gone unnoticed, and we are very grateful.   To see more photos of the event, visit our Facebook page.

Mike Savage

Friday, 17 May 2013

87th Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend
United Way of Halifax Region'sAGM INVITE 1
87th Annual General Meeting

Wednesday June 19, 2013
4 pm
Historic Halifax Hall
Halifax City Hall, Argyle Street
(entrance off Grand Parade)

Hosted by Mayor Mike Savage
RSVP by June 14, 2012
Tameika Kim, 461-3064

Darrell pink_web 

"It is worth reflecting on the power volunteering has and remembering that the gift of time and effort can save and change lives."


Darrel Pink,
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient
United Way Halifax Volunteer


Monday, 22 April 2013

Thank You Volunteers!

April 21-27 2013 is National Volunteer Week in Canada, and we would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of our volunteers!

We have over 5,000 volunteers who are helping our community in HRM - from volunteering in workplace campaigns, to helping us carry out our strategic vision, volunteers are making a difference in Halifax. We are so proud to have such wonderful people donating their time and talents to helping move people from poverty to possibility, and establish a healthy community. 

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