Workplace Campaigns

Team-building fun, inspiration-sparking experiences, pulling together for a better world: workplace campaigns are a powerful way to unite employees around a common cause. Join the hundreds of organizations from across Winnipeg changing lives right here in our community.

Why run a workplace campaign?

Workplace campaigns engage employees in the community while building a sense of belonging within your organization.

  • Strengthen your organization’s profile as an active community leader
  • Enhance workplace morale, pride, team building and employee loyalty
  • Provide an opportunity for your employees to get involved and give back to their community
  • Develop a company culture of helping others and changing lives

How to get started

It’s as easy as getting in touch with one of our campaign specialists. These experts help hundreds of companies run workplace campaigns every year & can support you and your organization as you look to launch a campaign.

How to run a successful campaign in 5 easy steps

1. Energize

2. Inspire

3. Engage

4. Ask

5. Thank

Campaign Toolkit

Thank you for volunteering with your organization’s United Way campaign. Your enthusiasm and hard work make a tremendous difference in the lives of people right here in your community.

This toolkit provides information to help Employee Campaign Chairs (ECCs) through every step of your campaign. Included are tips, best practices, forms, templates, materials, videos and everything in between. These are all the necessary resources for coordinating a fun, educational and successful Workplace Campaign.

Good planning is the key to a successful, fun campaign. We have guides to help you get your campaign ready and set up for success! Our staff is also happy to offer additional ideas and assistance.

Employee Campaign Chair Guide
Tips and tools for running an effective workplace campaign.

ECC Guide

Canvasser Guide
Strategies and best practices for asking your co-workers for their support.

Canvasser Guide

Build a Campaign
Quick reference guide that works in conjunction with the Employee Campaign Chair Guide.

Build a Campaign

Putting the Fun in Fundraising
Ideas and inspiration, dos and don’ts for including special events as part of your workplace campaign.

Putting the Fun in Fundraising

We offer many online and payroll donation options. Below you can download printable donation forms, learn about online giving and payroll donations.

Donation Forms

Tax benefits of giving

Workplace Pledge Form
For donations of any amount.

Tax Benefits
Donations qualify for great tax benefits. Here’s an info card that describes the benefits available to new supporters.

Online Giving

Our secure online giving tool Epledge offers an alternative to paper pledge forms. Each employee receives a personalized email link to our online system with a variety of methods to donate. If you’re interested in this system for your workplace, please ask your United Way staff partner.

Printable posters & brochures

Our Community’s Plan for a Better Winnipeg
Learn more about our community’s goals to increase help in the areas of youth mental health, mentorship, job skills & money management training, and help close to home at neighbourhood family centres.

Campaign Posters
A series of posters showing just how important donations are in changing lives, right here in Winnipeg.

Fast Facts Sheet
What difference do donations to United Way make in the community? Find out! Ideal for building awareness & inspiration during a workplace campaign.

Campaign Progress Thermometer Poster
Set your goals, track your progress. Ideal for lunchrooms, reception areas, waiting rooms.

Campaign Progress Thermometer Poster

Campaign Progress Double Thermometer Poster
Track your dollar progress and the percentage of your goal to keep everyone motivated!

Campaign Progress Double Thermometer Poster


United Way funded agencies and corporate supporters are welcome to use United Way Ottawa’s brandmark in their communication and marketing materials. Our usage guidelines are to be applied consistently to ensure a uniform visual presentation of the United Way brand.

United Way Winnipeg colour logo.

Colour – Horizontal


Greyscale – Horizontal


Colour United Way Winnipeg logo, vertically stacked.

Colour – Vertical


Greyscale United Way Winnipeg logo, vertically stacked.

Greyscale – Vertical


This is our Anthem, an inspiring message that reminds us we’re all in this together, Winnipeggers helping Winnipeggers.

For videos of people who have been helped by United Way donors, take a look at our YouTube channel.

United Way offers a number of fun, inspirational, hands-on ways to make a difference in our community. 

Speakers Bureau
Host a speaker at your workplace or event who’ll talk about how your support of United Way has changed lives. Ask your Sponsored Executive or Partnership Development Manager how!

Agency Partner Visits
United Way supports 100 agency partners in our community. Seeing their work first-hand is a moving, motivating, tank-filling experience. Ask your Sponsored Executive or Partnership Development Manager about scheduling a visit.

GenNext makes it easy for young employees to make a difference through volunteering, fundraising & networking opportunities.

Find out more

Living on the Edge: Poverty Simulation
A half-day commitment for groups of 40-80, this is a unique, in-person experience offering a glimpse into what it might be like to live in a low-income family trying to survive. A powerful team-builder that grows your perspective, tolerance, compassion & empathy.

Experience It

Make the Month
A digital poverty simulation that presents Winnipeggers with some of the same decisions people living in poverty face. This interactive experience shows the realities of surviving day-to-day, paycheque-to-paycheque and the impact it has on your overall well-being.

Try to Make the Month

Day of Caring
Hands-on volunteer projects with local community organizations bring your workplace together for a common cause. It’s a rewarding way to spend a day. Build awareness, teamwork and morale—with a day that always stays in your heart!

Plan a Day of Caring

Collection Drives
We’ll match your workplace with a United Way agency partner that needs items to better serve their clients, and your co-workers rally to bring in what they’d like to give. We can even arrange for you to deliver what you’ve collected to the agency, and see first-hand what a difference you’re making.

Start Collecting!

Thank You Notes

Spirit Awards

Thank supporters by sharing a message from someone who has been helped. There are several to choose from in this PDF.

Nominate individuals & groups whose outstanding commitment to community embodies the spirit of United Way. Spirit Awards are presented at our Celebration party each January. Talk to your Sponsored Executive or United Way Partnership Development Manager to make a nomination.

Spirit Awards Criteria

We’re here to help

Taking on the role of campaign coordinator should be fun, and give you a chance to connect with colleagues in a new way. We want you to have a great experience. If you have any questions, please call us at 204-477-5360 or email us.

Scott NashWorkplace Campaigns