2023 Local Love Award Winners

That’s a wrap for awards season at United Way Halifax! Since 2019, we’ve been honouring the efforts of our most dedicated workplace campaigns through our Local Love Awards.

Each of our most recent Local Love Award winners brought something unique to their United Way employee giving campaigns or put in that extra effort deserving of recognition.

Here’s a recap of our 2023 Local Love Award winners:

A large group of United Way Halifax and TD Bank Group employees posing for a group selfieTD Bank Group takes the well-deserved “Staff Mobilization” Award!

One of the many ways that TD Bank Group shows their support for United Way Halifax is through their employee giving campaign! This year, they hosted an outstanding campaign that was robust, structured and invited wide participation. Many thanks to campaign co-chairs Tina Murphy, Chris Muir, the League of Leaders and the United Way champions throughout their business units and branches.

Jazz Aviation staff members serving pancakes at their pancake breakfast

Jazz Aviation went “all-in” this year!

Jazz put a tremendous amount of effort into strengthening their fundraising efforts this year, which earned them the “All-In” Award! They quadrupled their staff participation and almost quadrupled fundraising results nationally throughout their 2022 workplace campaign. During a time when donations are needed more than ever, we’re grateful to see so many new hands on deck.

Three Grant Thornton LLP staff members jumping in to the Halifax Harbour with floaties and tubes

The “Courageous Fundraising” Award goes to Grant Thornton LLP!

We love it when volunteers get creative with their fundraising efforts and make memorable moments for their colleagues in the process. Supporting community can be a ton of fun! That’s why we’re so excited to present Grant Thornton LLP Canada with the Courageous Fundraising Award! From pub-style trivia to their inaugural Polar Plunge (special thanks to David, Brandon and Darian), they took #LivingOurPurple to the next level!

A DND staff member hanging off the edge of a boat, just about to jump in to the water with their swimming cap on

The Province won by getting their staff moving!

The Government of NS won the Meaningful Movement Award by holding events during their campaign that really inspired folks to get outside and MOVE to raise money for their community. New this year, they completed the Triathlon of Hope, which included a cycling event, a harbour swim, and a run, walk and roll. With the help of many champions, supporters and donors participating in these events and more, they exceeded their fundraising goal and increased participation in the campaign to support community needs through United Way.

DND staff loaded in to two dragon boats on separate docks at the lake on a sunny day.DND’s ambitious approach netted the “Make it Happen” Award

The Department of National Defence really showed enthusiasm for giving back and their commitment to volunteerism with the fundraising events that they put on for their staff this year. To share a few examples, they launched their inaugural Dragon Boat Race, donated their time to help with landscaping at United Way donor funded organizations, hosted multiple volunteer training sessions to ensure the success of their campaign and held numerous events like BBQs and a traditional favourite – the chili cookoff!


Past Local Love Award Recipients: