At United Way Winnipeg, we are already at work with our community partners and agencies developing shared solutions. United Way Winnipeg donors are collectively the largest stable investor outside of government in a network of health and social support services in our city.
On behalf of all United Way Winnipeg donors, we have reached out to agency partners to let them know that we will be with them through this. We have affirmed that they have full flexibility to use United Way donor dollars to best meet the needs of their participants.
Further, daily we are working closely with front-line agencies to identify the needs and issues that are emerging in this rapidly changing environment. We are assessing how we might today—and in the weeks ahead—support a united effort.
With our collective health and well-being in mind, United Way Winnipeg staff are now working from home. Our team is dedicated and with the support of technology, we are active, working hard to best support our community and those on the front lines.
In times like these, Winnipeggers look out for one another. While taking care of yourself, please take a moment for someone else. Call your elderly neighbour, video chat with your friend who lives alone. Email someone who may be isolated. People matter. Place matters. Because we love Winnipeg. And because we always are, and always will be, stronger together.
President & CEO, United Way Winnipeg