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Hello! Your United Way has a new CEO

With Susan Lewis’ announcement this January that she would retire after nearly 30 years as United Way’s President & CEO, the search was on. Following a thorough recruitment process that began this spring, United Way’s Board of Trustees today announced that our very own Connie Walker has been selected as the incoming President & CEO of United Way of Winnipeg. Continue reading

We can move mountains (or at least planes!) when we all pull together.

Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba and i1Creative put together this great video of the 2014 Plane Pull. Kinda makes us wish we could do it again!

Islamic History Month unfolds at United Way.

We’re very pleased to host the launch of Islamic History Month Canada’s first public exhibit on Sunday, October 5th in our atrium. Shahina Siddiqui will deliver a keynote speech, a month-long display will grace the atrium walls, and there will be … Continue reading

Helping kids be all that they can be: Art Among Friends.

In the basement of artist Shirley Levacy’s Winnipeg home, the Great Blue Art Studio is abuzz with creative energy and conversation. Led by Shirley’s enthusiastic suggestions, three teens are painting together. Katie is a bright, outgoing girl who has taken art classes with Shirley since she was a … Continue reading

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: help shine a light on poverty in Winnipeg.

The more we all come to understand the limitations poverty puts on people and families in Winnipeg, the harder we will all fight to see it end. You can help your fellow Winnipeggers to empathize through experiencing a Living on … Continue reading

Share your warmth this winter!

26 years and 178,000 warm winter items later, we’re kicking off another season of Koats for Kids! 103.1 Virgin Radio’s Chrissy Troy and CTV weather specialist Colleen Bready opened the donation season at John M. King School this morning. A quick … Continue reading

(At least!) 20.7 million possibilities for Winnipeg. #WeArePossibility

Our 2014 Campaign goal: to raise $20.7 million for a stronger community. You can be a part of it too. Change a life, right here in Winnipeg, right now. Huge thanks to Global Television’s Morning News anchor Eva Kovacs, along … Continue reading