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Nov21

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of Securities

In each of us, there is an intrinsic desire to give.
 
We give our time, thoughts, and money to causes everyday because it fulfills something inside us that connects us with a deeper meaning and a higher purpose.
 
Sometimes, we want to give but just don’t know how. The problems facing our community can feel insurmountable. It is important that donations make both an impact and “financial sense” for your family.
 
In addition to accepting donations via payroll deduction and online, United Way of Peel Region can accept gifts of securities and mutual funds. A gift of this nature entitles you to receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the donation, while not being subject to any capital gains tax.

Nov15

Joining forces to ignite change, one life at a time.

Written by // Dr. Jacline A. Nyman

As President & CEO of United Way Centraide Canada, I have the tremendous privilege of speaking with non-profit leaders across our country every day. I hear about the issues facing our communities – poverty, youth unemployment, a lack of affordable housing. And I know that these big issues affect us all, from coast to coast to coast, in each local city, town and neighbourhood.

Nov11

We remember.

Written by // Shelley White

We remember.

We are in the season of wearing lush red poppies on our chests.

Children are in classrooms reciting John McCrae’s famous poem, ‘In Flanders Field’.

Teachers, community leaders, and politicians everywhere are commemorating the importance of Remembrance Day, and how the sacrifices these soldiers made have shaped this amazing country we live in.

Integrity, values, and dedication to this nation are what we are celebrating this Remembrance day on November 11th.

Oct14

Together we can build an inclusive community

Written by // Shelley White

At United Way of Peel Region, we are very concerned about the increasing expressions of Islamophobia and Xenophobia in our community. We believe this warrants a deliberate and conscious strategy of public education and awareness building to ensure that all members of our community are respected and that we are building an inclusive community.

United Way of Peel Region is committed to working in partnership with our community partners to reduce the socio-economic disparities and exclusion of vulnerable communities throughout Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. In particular, we have heard from our ethno-specific Community Advisory Councils and Young Leaders Council who are engaged and concerned members of the Region. The high youth unemployment rate; the increasing divide in neighbourhoods that have and those that do not; the lack of services and exclusion of the LGBTQ2S communities in Regional discourse is alarming.

Oct06

Can you Make the Month?

Categories // Impact, From poverty to possibility

Find out with United Way’s Digital Poverty Simulation

Put yourself in this scenario: your child wants to play soccer with their friends. To make this happen, you would need to pay the registration fees and buy equipment, but since your rent payment came out of your bank account yesterday you only have $50 dollars to spend.

There’s only one way this scenario can unfold. You can’t afford to have your child play soccer, and not only are they really disappointed, but they miss out on the opportunity to be active, learn how to socialize and participate in a team sport.

These are the kinds of tough decisions the United Way Make the Month digital poverty simulation challenges you to overcome.

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