United Way Halifax announced as a Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice

United Way Halifax has been recognized by Hilborn Charity eNews and CCEOC Inc. with a Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice Award. We are delighted to be recognized as one of 12 nonprofits across Canada and the sole award winner here in Atlantic Canada.  

Over the past few years, United Way Halifax has made a deliberate effort to become known as a great place to work. We wanted to ensure we were providing a supportive and flexible work environment filled with opportunity, care, and laughter. These efforts have always been guided by our values of respect, trust, collaboration, adaptability, equity, and compassion, and also connect to one of our strategic focuses: operational excellence.  

Our vision for our organization is to be the employer, charity, and partner of choice for everyone who wants to create local social change. We aim to inspire possibility inside and outside our organization.

Award criteria  

This award measures a nonprofit’s leadership attributes, human resources practices, and employee perceptions. To qualify, United Way Halifax submitted an organizational profile that outlined how we communicate internally, ensure strong employee engagement, demonstrate trust and respect, and aim to go above and beyond every day. In addition, all staff participated in an anonymous employee survey to seek individual feedback on their experience of United Way Halifax as an employer.  

Opportunity in the nonprofit sector

In leading our human resource and recruiting efforts I am often asked “what do you enjoy most about working at United Way Halifax?” I always have the great honour of answering with, “the people.” Our staff are passionate, dedicated, hard-working, and caring individuals and I believe this to be consistent with the nonprofit sector in general. This Nonprofit Employer of Choice award reflects the United Way Halifax’s staff contribution to our organization and culture.  

There is tremendous opportunity and potential for leadership opportunities in the nonprofit sector. We need skilled, innovative, and compassionate staff to tackle the big questions, challenges, and opportunities facing our communities and organizations.  

Any future job opportunities with United Way Halifax will always be posted here on our Careers page, as well as on our social media channels.

You can also check out the job boards at Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Nova Scotia chapter.

— written by Lucy Hulford, Director of Government & Operations at United Way Halifax

Originally from Vancouver, BC (but a proud Haligonian for 10+ years), Lucy has worked with United Way Halifax for seven years. She currently leads work in the areas of operations, human resources, and board governance. Prior to her current role, Lucy served as the organization’s Executive Coordinator & Governance Officer. Lucy holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration. Outside of work, Lucy spends her time binging British crime shows, playing fantasy football, and trying to improve her golf swing.