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Our partners at 211 Ontario have issued this media release:   Place does matter: New report highlights needs and unmet needs in rural communities. TORONTO, ON, Nov. 29, 2018 – A new report from the Rural Ontario Institute and Ontario 211 Services highlights many differences in how...

Working together for Simcoe Muskoka. This is what a network of community-builders looks like. Representatives of our Partner Agencies came together recently to share stories and lessons learned, to network and strengthen relationships, and to foster collaborations across local communities. @UWSimcoeMuskoka, we fund high-impact programs delivered...

It seems NOT doing something can be a lot of fun! Our No-Show Giving Tuesday Gala (which was NOT held on November 27th), was buzzing on our Facebook and Twitter feeds in the days leading up to this year's Giving Tuesday - thanks to everyone...

There are many benefits of making a donation to charity. This time of year, it can be pretty easy to see the need in our community and empathize with families who will go without a holiday feast (or even adequate food on their table), parents who'd...

InnPower Corporation recently visited United Way Simcoe Muskoka (UWSM) to present a cheque for $25,471.99 - which exceeds the utility’s regulatory obligation to include a substantial corporate donation. These funds will support InnPower’s customers via the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), which UWSM administers on...

      YU grant applications will be accepted starting December 10th. Will you be ready? If you're 14-22 years old and living in a community in Simcoe County, Muskoka or the Town of Blue Mountains, we have a question for you: How would you make your community better, if...

Theresa works for a United Way-funded agency in another jurisdiction,  but her dedication to community can be found within any of our Partner Agencies as well. - in her own words...

Lori-Ann Seward is a Relationship Manager who inspires area residents to support UWSM's poverty-reduction initiatives by sharing what inspires her. Here's one of her stories...

Muskoka - your pulse has been taken! As a community sponsor, United Way Simcoe Muskoka is delighted to support Muskoka Community Foundation's first Vital Signs report. Publicly launched today, this community snapshot and local data allow us to better understand what drives the region of Muskoka,...