Thank You Kim Shippey & Welcome Back Brittany Burley

United Way Haldimand and Norfolk Thanks Kim Shippey and Welcomes Back Brittany Burley

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk is pleased to welcome back Brittany Burley to the role of Executive Director. Brittany left for maternity leave in November 2019 and is thrilled to be returning.

Kim Shippey, President of KMJ Consultants, acted as interim Executive Director for the past 15 months.

Kim Shippey, President, KMJ Consultants, acted as interim Executive Director for the past 15 months.
Haley McIntosh, Board Chair
Brittany Burley, Executive Director

“The compassion and drive for change across our communities is incredibly inspiring. I am humbled by our agency partners who are caring, dedicated and selfless individuals that work tirelessly in support of others. I thank our Board of Directors and our generous donors for their commitment to create lasting, local change,” said Kim Shippey.

“United Way, our agency partners and community all benefited from Kim’s stewardship of the organization. I cannot think of anyone who would have been better suited to navigate us through truly unprecedented times.” said Haley McIntosh, Chair of the Board.

“Stepping back into the Executive Director role to serve our community is a privilege that I am grateful for. The challenges of the past year have brought new hardships to the people of Haldimand and Norfolk counties. I am proud that United Way was there to provide support to those that needed it the most. Going forward, we will continue working together with our donors, volunteers, and agency partners to meet the evolving needs of our community,” said Brittany Burley, Executive Director.

Funding Applications for Non-Profits Now Open 2021/22

Funding Applications for Non-Profits Now Open

We are now accepting funding applications from non-profit organizations for the 2021/2022 year. Funding is available for three main focus areas:

If you are a non-profit agency serving the Haldimand and Norfolk community and would like to apply for funding, please click on the following links for applications and our guideline:


Friday, January 15, 2021 @4:00 pm

Funding decisions are community driven and community focused. Each year a group of local volunteers representing various sectors in Haldimand and Norfolk form the Allocations Committee. Using their knowledge and first-hand experience, they allocate funds to the programs they feel will meet the most urgent needs of Haldimand and Norfolk residents.

In 2020, United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk supported 14 programs throughout our community serving 15,000+ individuals in need. United Way’s goal for the 2021/2022 funding year is to help even more people in Haldimand and Norfolk. This number includes mental health and wellness supports for 2,000 people, educational programs for 2,500 children, community programs for 3,000 seniors and 8,000 people moving themselves from poverty to possibility.

211 – A Resource You Can Turn To For Assistance

211 – A Resource You Can Turn To For Assistance

211’s telephone line and online directory help Canadians deal with life’s challenges. The service connects users with vital community and social resources, close to home and specific to their needs. From basic needs like housing and food, to support for seniors and children, to responding to crisis situations, 211 is there.

People in crisis receive immediate attention, and those needing ongoing support always have a place to turn.

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk is a proud founding partner of 211 in Canada, providing funding and support for the program, and working to make its services available to all Canadians.

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk COVID-19 Response

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk COVID-19 Response

I hope this email finds you safe and well. I wanted to be sure to reach out to you directly, our valued and committed supporters. At this time of great concern for us all, I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health. In terms of activity at your United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk, I can assure you that we are following government advice and have put strict measures in place to protect our team and our volunteers. As a result, our United Way office at 23 Argyle Street is closed, but you can always reach me directly via email at [email protected].

I have reached out directly to all the agencies that we support to ensure that they know United Way is there to help.  We will be posting various messages on our social media platforms, both on our website  and our Facebook page, from our agencies, as they provide updates on their plans and next steps with COVID-19.   

I am enormously proud of the outstanding roles that our agencies continue to play to ensure that those they serve are supported. Thank you for all you do to advocate on their behalf.  Please ensure that you stay healthy. We are, and always will be, stronger together. With gratitude and my very best wishes.

Kim Shippey, Executive Director

[email protected]

H-N REACH COVID-19 Response Plan


H-N REACH COVID-19 Response Plan

H-N REACH is committed to protecting the health and safety of our service participants, employees and  communities. 

In an effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19 across our communities, we are now taking the following precautions:

  • All agency work sites will be closed to the public.
  • All H-N REACH employees will refrain from attending other work sites or public meetings.
  • H-N REACH programs will not be providing any face-to-face services.
  • We will provide support and appointments to service participants by telephone and video.
  • Our Child and Youth Crisis Service continues to be available via phone. 

All of the above measures will be in effect until further notice.

Please feel free to be in touch if you have any questions about our plan. 

You are also welcome to call our office if you wish to make a referral or speak to any of our employees.


Leo Massi, Executive Director

Haldimand-Norfolk R.E.A.C.H.

101 Nanticoke Creek Parkway

Townsend, ON,   N0A 1S0

T.519-587-2441 Ext. 251  1-800-265-8087 F.   519-587-2682

Update Covid-19 Community Support Centre

Update Covid-19 Community Support Centre

As we are all aware, the situation with the Coronavirus Pandemic across our country and the world is evolving minute by minute. It is our goal to ensure that the health, security and well-being of our clients, employees, their families, friends and other loved ones. Based on the most recent direction from the Provincial Government we believe it is in the best interest of everyone to temporarily close our doors. The Centre will be closed until Monday, April 6th, 2020. 

All renters will have access to their offices, we do request they follow the recommendations from all levels of government. Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer, sneeze and cough into your sleeve, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, avoid contact with people who are sick, stay home if you are sick. Above all please practice social distancing. We want to ensure that we do our best  to ‘flatten the curve’ and protect the most vulnerable in our society. For the safety of everyone, we would recommend that you don’t see clients at this location. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. 


Andrea Gee, Executive Director

Community Support Centre Haldimand-Norfolk 

(905) 765-4408

Scotiabank Simcoe are Community Champions for United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk

Scotiabank Simcoe are Community Champions for United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk

Kim Shippey, Executive Director for United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk (left), Wes Keenan, Scotiabank Simcoe Branch Manager (middle) and Candy Neil, Scotiabank Customer Experience Lead (right)

Scotiabank in Simcoe presented United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk with a cheque for $2,750.00.

We are incredibly grateful for this outstanding gift from Scotiabank Simcoe. Through their community investment strategy and focus on supporting causes at a grassroots level, this donation will benefit multiple organizations and programs resulting in a positive, measurable impact.

Kim Shippey, Executive Director – United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk

As a leader in social innovation, United Way drives change by investing in local programs that support the social sector to not only serve but solve social issues.

We are proud to continue our support of our local United Way.

Wes Keenan, Branch Manager – Scotiabank Simcoe

Through a collaborative effort, United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk funds services that ensure individuals, children and families have access to basic needs like food and shelter, while enabling them towards greater self-sufficiency. We continue to build strong relationships with local organizations and community champions, like Scotiabank.

Swiss Chalet Shows United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk A Little Love

Swiss Chalet Shows United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk A Little Love

Kim Shippey, United Way Executive Director (left) and Christine Casey, Assistant Manager, Swiss Chalet Simcoe (right)

Swiss Chalet Simcoe knows how to create a buzz through social media. As great community champions, Swiss Chalet is helping to boost the United Way message through a series of Facebook giveaways by donating four separate large gift baskets, each with a unique theme. The first basket they provided had a Valentine’s Day twist, filled with chocolates and a $100 gift card to the restaurant. Their next basket will be themed around Mother’s Day, followed by a July 1st celebration and a back to school basket for Labour Day weekend.

We recognize and applaud the outstanding support that the United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk provides to our community and we are thrilled to be a part of that impactful change.

John MacDonald, franchise owner of Simcoe Swiss Chalet

All you need to do to win is follow us on Facebook, be a local resident and like, share and comment on the contest posts and you could take home one of these fabulous baskets. Our Valentines basket reached an astounding 49,915 people with over 10,000 engagements.

We can’t thank Swiss Chalet, Simcoe and John MacDonald enough for providing an avenue for our United Way to share our message to so many people. The need for social services continues to grow in our communities. Thank you, John and your team, for helping us to spread this message through our social media platform and gain more followers and champions for United Way.

Kim Shippey, Executive Director of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk

When you support United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk, you are helping a multitude of services through community programs that offer basic needs like food, shelter, programs for seniors to enhance their lives, much-needed school supplies for children in need across Haldimand and Norfolk and a supportive environment for those living with mental illness.

To donate a gift basket from your local business please contact us today. You can be a part of impactful change today.