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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...

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...