United Way Simcoe Muskoka News

News, Events and other happenings in our community

Ginny* lives simply on her small farm and usually manages to get by financially. As the weather began to cool down in the fall of 2017 though, she found herself falling behind on her electrical invoices. With an outstanding bill of $700 that was more...

We are the largest non-government funder of social services in Simcoe Muskoka. We believe local change shouldn't be left to chance. That’s why we monitor community issues and allocate funding in a way that targets the most pressing needs, eliminates duplication and fills in service...

April 15-21, 2018 marks National Volunteer Week here in Canada. It’s not only about celebrating and thanking the millions of volunteers in our country, but also a time to think about what you can do in your community. Every day, Jeff D’Silva, manager of promotions of...

A Barrie teen who was so inspired by the words of Dr. King, he applied to United Way Simcoe Muskoka for a Youth United grant to launch Sports Unlimited, a free sports drop-in program offering fun activities and a healthy snack – all designed to...

What does sipping a cup of tea have to do with manufacturing a car? In Simcoe Muskoka last year, they were both community-building activities. Blue Mountain Tea Company opened in Collingwood’s historic downtown two years ago with a pledge to earmark 1% of its profits to...