United Way Simcoe Muskoka News

News, Events and other happenings in our community

On the eve of a milestone anniversary, United Way Simcoe Muskoka (UWSM) has launched new online tools to help local residents and businesses understand how their donations and volunteer support are making a difference in local communities. In this digital age, we're identifying that ongoing...

Poverty goes beyond income. Hunger and homelessness. Education inequality, unemployment and social isolation. Mental illness and domestic violence. Why are United Ways across the country launching a new publicity campaign about local poverty, in all its forms? Because our neighbours are struggling and we need your help in...

Guest blogger: Tracy Wood  Tracy Wood is the Senior Coordinator of Community Programs for Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County. Her portfolio includes overseeing the UWSM-funded Muskoka Youth Trustee Program, for which she was recently recognized as an Outstanding Community Contributor by the District Municipality of...

AJ says he should have been successful, but wasn’t. By his 11th birthday, he’d been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). That led to diagnoses of general anxiety and depression, too. “Growing up, I was in the gifted program at school, but I got into shouting matches...

In 2017, Wendat Community Programs wanted to help its community better understand the programs they had to offer, but – like many community-based charities – lacked the resources necessary to bring in a professional marketing team to get the job done. Luckily, Wendat’s Executive Assistant Linda...