United Way of Peel Region Announces the Departure of President and CEO

PEEL REGION (January 16, 2017) – Shelley White, President and CEO of United Way of Peel Region has announced that after 13 years she will be leaving United Way effective February 10.

“It has been an honour and privilege to lead United Way of Peel Region for the past 13 years. United Way is an extraordinary organization that does such vital work.” said White. “I have enjoyed working with our donors, volunteers, staff and partners immensely. I look forward to continuing my relationship with the organization as a donor and volunteer.”

Under Shelley’s leadership, the organization refined its investment strategy to focus on the root causes of poverty in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. Together with over 50 agency partners, United Way is working to reduce and prevent poverty and support those in crisis. Last year over 207,000 lives were impacted by United Way funded programs in communities across Peel. United Way has also built a leadership position in tackling systemic issues by providing thought leadership, researching core issues, and building the capacity of the sector in Peel Region, and through initiatives such as collective impact, data collection, community hubs and neighbourhood development.    

“On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to thank Shelley for her leadership and significant contributions to the United Way family and our community. There is no doubt about her influence and impact on making the lives of countless members of community better.” said Tom Dyck, Chair, Board of Directors

An Interim President and CEO that will support the experienced executive team and the organization will be named in early February.

About United Way of Peel Region

Established in 1967, United Way of Peel Region inspires people from all walks of life to come together to raise funds, volunteer and motivate policy and attitude changes that lead to the improvement of people’s quality of life in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. United Way’s community investment focus is to help individuals and families move from a life of poverty to one full of possibilities, to ensure all children have the opportunity to be all they can be, and to build strong communities. For more information on United Way’s work in the community visit: www.unitedwaypeel.org.

Media contacts:

Roy Saad | Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Public Affairs
416-356-6344 (mobile) | rsaad@unitedwaypeel.org | @unitedwaypeel