United Way Simcoe Muskoka News

News, Events and other happenings in our community

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...