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Articles tagged with: Volunteer

Apr28

Labour of Love

National Volunteer Week 2017

As we close out National Volunteer week, I wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge our amazing brothers and sisters in the labour movement who volunteer with United Way of Peel Region.

Nationally, United Way and the Canadian Labour Congress have partnered together since 1988. Representing over 3 million individuals, the Canadian Labour Congress is the largest federation of unions in Canada. Unions care deeply for their communities, Working on issues related to social justice and improving the quality of life for individuals and families. Working together with United Way at a national and local level, the Canadian Labour Congress engages and endorses the support of United Way across Canada.

Apr27

Spotlight on Dev

National Volunteer Week 2017

Dev Sarkar is Chair of the Allocations Committee. The Allocations Committee is a standing committee of the Board that works closely with the Community Investment Cabinet to develop and provide oversight to the annual citizen review process for the Community Priorities Fund.

Apr27

Volunteers guide the way

National Volunteer Week 2017

At United Way of Peel Region, volunteers and professional staff work together in partnership to achieve our mission. The Board of Directors consists of a strong group of volunteers that share their vision, passion and expertise in every facet of the organization, helping to ensure resources are used for the greatest impact.

Apr25

Spotlight on Josh

National Volunteer Week 2017

Josh Busuttil has experienced his share of trials and tribulations. Following a diagnosis of Tourette’s Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder he continued to struggle with adversity. Depression took its toll on him. He was in a dark place when he enrolled in a United Way funded program at a Mississauga-based agency.

“It took a lot of hard work and faith as I fought through the dark times in my life, and have now come out the other side into the light,” says Josh. “I had to change my old habits to achieve this feeling of inner peace--a peace that I hope that everyone will one day also get to experience for themselves.”

Apr24

The Heart of our Community

Written by // Roy Saad

National Volunteer Week 2017

The Heart of our Community

103,680. No, I’m not talking about how much over the asking price a condo sold for in the last five minutes. That is the amount of times the average heart beats each day.

Volunteers are the heart that makes our beautiful communities thrive and grow. Here at United Way of Peel Region, we have the honour to work with over 1,300 volunteers who contributed over 6,000 volunteer hours last year. They commit their time, energy, resilience, their life to a cause they are passionate about… not because they have to… but because they want to. They want to create possibility for the over 200,000 individuals who have benefited from a United Way funded program in the last year.

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