United Way in Dufferin County

Improving Lives.

100% of donations made to United Way in Dufferin County will stay in Dufferin County and be directed to where they will have the greatest impact. Trained volunteers review funding applications and visit program sites to ensure programs are meeting community needs and having impact.  We are committed to being part of the community and working to identify needs, and work closely with community organizations like DC Moves and the Dufferin County Equity Collaborative.  You can be assured your donations will provide funding to maintain health and social service programs that have an impact on thousands of people in the community.

Building Community.

United Way is well-known for its annual fundraising campaign, which sees thousands of workplaces across Canada take part each fall and come together to raise funds for their local communities.

Your organization can join other successful workplaces in Dufferin, including LCBO stores and TransAlta and become part of the excitement this fall.  Running a United Way campaign has many benefits, including increasing your company’s profile, enhancing morale at every level and building a sense of pride for employees.

We are committed to continuing our investment in Dufferin and we hope you will choose to join us and be a part of something special.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors & Committees
We are currently recruiting two individuals to join our Board who will be elected at our Annual General Meeting on May 26, 2022. We also have community member positions available on our Finance, Audit & Risk Committee.

Building a diverse and inclusive Board of Directors is important to us and we are committed to ensuring representation consistent with the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage the broad range of experiences, skills and knowledge that applicants with diverse abilities, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnicity bring. Although applications are welcome from all interested individuals, we particularly welcome applications from individuals who bring any of the following perspectives to their work:
• Lived experience as a member of the Black, Indigenous or other racialized communities
• Lived experience as a member of the LGBT2SQ+ Non-Binary or Gender Diverse community
• Individuals with a lived or shared experience with homelessness
• Persons with Disabilities
• Individuals who live and/or work in Dufferin County
• Board leadership experience
• Public & media relations
• Granting; Community investment and impact

It is expected that all Directors and committee members will champion anti-racism/anti-oppression, diversity, equity and inclusion and apply this lens to their work.

For a full description of the work of our Board of Directors and Finance, Audit & Risk Committee, click here

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying to be become a Board or committee member, please fill out an application form and send a copy of your resume (if you have one) to info@unitedwayguelph.com by March 31. Your application will be reviewed by our Governance Committee and we will be in touch with next steps.