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When we talk about poverty, it isn't a simple conversation about a single issue. It goes beyond income. It's about inadequate education, health, financial, physical and social resources needed to sustain positive well-being. In Simcoe Muskoka, United Way thinks local poverty is unignorable. UWSM's Community Impact...

By Michelle Cellucci I recently turned fifty. I tell you this, not to brag or to set you up to accept my dazzling new found wisdom, but to provide some timeline context for my story. A LOW GLASS CEILING When I was fourteen, my brilliant, beautiful seventeen-year-old cousin was...

Andrew McCullough is UWSM's System Administrator. Our staff and volunteers rely on his ability to develop technology-based solutions that streamline processes, increase internal capacity, and produce valuable data that drives funding decisions. His thirst for knowledge and efficacy is quenched on a daily basis as he...

Deborah Burrows is a long-time United Way donor and a new member of UWSM's Board of Directors. We asked her "Why United Way Simcoe Muskoka? And why now?" Here's what she said. I’m often asked why I joined the UWSM board, why our family gives to...

It's the eve of a celebration! In 1959, this Chevrolet Corvette Convertible was born - and so were we! Next year we turn 60, but today we're turning back the clock to see how we got here. 1960 Barrie United Appeal, as it was then known, held its...

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...