Friday Barbecues For Charity!

Friday Barbecues For Charity!

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk hopes that you’re hungry because we will be grilling up some fun every other Friday with barbecues for charity!

Charity barbecues

Turkstra Lumber in Simcoe has graciously offered to host a Friday BBQ lunch every other week throughout the summer. These BBQ’s will be raising money for the United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk and the many programs that we fund!

barbecues for charity

Join us for a hot dog, sausage or good ol’ hamburger for lunch on:

June 9 & 23, July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18, and September 1 & 15!

The BBQ’s will be taking place at Turkstra Lumber:
545 Queensway West in Simcoe.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Day of Caring with Farm Credit Canada

Day of Caring with Farm Credit Canada!

Farm Credit Canada is committed to making Haldimand-Norfolk a better place through the Day of Caring!

On June 6, employees from Farm Credit Canada’s Simcoe location took part in a Day of Caring at Haldimand-Norfolk REACH. The group spent the day completing yard work for a group home. This home helps youth to gain life skills and have a safe space to live.

These skills include teaching the teens how to budget their money, cook, and clean. With these skills they will have the experience to move out on their own.

The front garden before the work began

These Day of Caring events allow groups to make a real change at an organization that helps our community. This work is important to do to keep the organizations running smoothly. It also allows volunteers to see the impact that these organizations have on our community!

When the day began the front garden was overrun with weeds, leaving the volunteers with a lot of work to do. However, they were all committed to the task and got right to work. Not even the rain could stop them!

Day of Caring REACH
The group hard at work

Throughout the day the volunteers were able learn about the amazing work that Haldimand-Norfolk REACH does with youth. They were able to make a real change for the teens living in the home, shaping a beautiful garden and renewing their yard.

It was a lot of work and a lot of fun, which left a stunning garden and yard for the youth to enjoy. The participants found the experience very rewarding and the house’s staff and residents were thrilled to see the amazing change.

Volunteers from Farm Credit Canada pose with the completed garden

Thank you to Farm Credit Canada for their hard work and ongoing commitment to our community.

If you’re interesting in completing a Day of Caring, reach out to Executive Director, Brittany Burley at [email protected].

United Way Receives VOICE Award

United Way Receives VOICE Award

On May 2, United Way of Haldimand & Norfolk was the recipient of the 14th Annual Voice Award! The VOICE Award (Victory Over Illness by Consumer Empowerment) is presented to organizations that raise awareness of mental health needs in the community and actively work to provide solutions. The award was presented by Achieve Mental Health Wellness & Recovery Centre, which is a program of Community Addiction and Mental Health Services of Haldimand & Norfolk. Pictured are the award presenters and the certificate.


Another Great Year Marked at Annual General Meeting!

Another Great Year Marked at Annual General Meeting!

Another year has come and gone. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this past year possible. To our donors, volunteers and member agencies, you make United Way what it is! We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our hosts for use of their space. It was a a great pleasure to hold our AGM at the Erie Beach Hotel!  Thank you to the Schneider family for their ongoing support!

At the meeting, several awards were presented to individuals and organizations who have contributed during the past year.
Yvonne Holloway was the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award and The Harold Schneider Community Service Award was presented to Kayla McFeeters. Libro Credit Union was awarded the New Corporate Partner Award. The Media Partner Award was given to Norfolk News. The following organizations received the Spirit Award: CIBC, Coach Pyramids Inc., Domino’s Pizza Simcoe, LCBO Langton, TD Bank – Downtown Simcoe, Turkstra Lumber–Dunnville and Turkstra Lumber-Simcoe.

2016 was a great year for us here at United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk. It would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. We look forward to another great year in 2017!

Annual General Meeting Coming on April 26th!

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk’s Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, April 26th!

Join us to celebrate and highlight our achievements at our 2017 Annual General Meeting.

April 26, 2017
Erie Beach Hotel
19 Walker Street
Port Dover

Doors open at 5:30 PM
Meeting begins at 6:00 PM
Dinner to follow

Tickets $25 each
Please RSVP to Linda Dinga [email protected] 519-426-5660

Imperial Donates $60,000 to United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk Campaign!

Imperial Donates $60,000 to United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk Campaign!


United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk would like to thank Imperial for their generous donation of $60,000.  This donation will allow us to help numerous people living in Haldimand County and Norfolk County, and we appreciate their support!

2016 Campaign Premiere Kick-Off

2016 Campaign Premiere Kick-Off

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk presents their Campaign Premiere Gala & Red Carpet Social!
United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk is kicking off their 2016 Campaign with glitz and glamour!  From August 22nd – 25th, they’ll be travelling to a community near you to present you with an evening of fun.  Enjoy a red carpet social and movie night as you learn more about the impact United Way is having on your community.

Red carpet hosts will be ready to greet you on the red carpet at 6:00 PM.  Prepare to pose for the paparazzi as you are escorted into the event.  Socialize with other guests as you enjoy fresh strawberries dipped in a chocolate fountain and visit the Oscar Gifting Lounge.  Be sure to get your snacks from the concession stand before the presentation begins at 7:30 PM.  United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk will share information with you about the great work that’s been taking place in our community and announce their 2016 Campaign Goal.  Following this presentation, a screening of the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness” will take place.


Event Location Details:

Monday August 22nd: Dunnville Community Lifespan Centre – 275 Ramsey Drive, Dunnville
Tickets available at United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk (45 Kent Street North, Simcoe)
or at True Experience – 201 Forest Street East in Dunnville

Tuesday August 23rd: Backstage Capitol Theatre – 93 King Street, Delhi
Tickets available at United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk (45 Kent Street North, Simcoe)
or at Dave’s Variety – 468 James Street, Delhi

Wednesday August 24th: Caledonia Lions Hall – 100 Haddington Street, Caledonia
Tickets available at United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk (45 Kent Street North, Simcoe)
or Community Support Centre of Haldimand-Norfolk – 103 Inverness Street, Caledonia

Thursday August 25th: Royal Canadian Legion – 200 West Street, Simcoe
Tickets available at United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk (45 Kent Street North, Simcoe)

Libro Credit Union partners with United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk to give our communities a “LIFT”

Libro Credit Union partners with United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk to give our communities a “LIFT”


Libro Credit Union (formerly Hald-Nor Credit Union) is pleased to announce their new LIFT initiative – Libro Inspired Financial Teamwork.  Now when you choose Libro, and sit down with a Libro Coach, you earn a $25 planning bonus for you and $25 goes towards United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk.  Libro Credit Union is committed to making a difference in Haldimand and Norfolk counties.  The LIFT program is running now and will be in place until the end of December.

Libro Credit Union

Brittany Burley, Executive Director of United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk, states, “We’re very excited about working together with Libro Credit Union and are thankful to be involved with their LIFT program.  We have similar core values and we’re both committed to making positive change in Haldimand and Norfolk.  It’s always great to see an organization that recognizes how important it is to give back to the community.”

“The LIFT program embodies Libro’s focus to grow prosperity; new Owners experience Libro financial coaching and set themselves on the path to success, while the United Way receives support to help build strong communities,” says Martin Kihle, Haldimand-Norfolk Regional Manager of Libro Credit Union.  “Collaborating with local organizations creates a larger impact on our communities than any one of us can achieve alone, and we’re thrilled to support the United Way through LIFT.”

 Libro Credit Union is committed to growing prosperity in southwestern Ontario.  In addition to the LIFT program, they offer the Libro Prosperity Fund that focuses on Regional Economic Development, Money Smarts, and Youth Leadership.  Libro also provides multiple youth programs and sponsors community events.  Libro Credit Union believes that when we work together, everyone prospers! You can visit local Libro branches in Caledonia, Cayuga, Hagersville and Simcoe.

To find out more about Libro Credit Union, visit their website today at

UWHN Silent Auction raises $2,355!

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk Silent Auction raises $2,355!

On Saturday, July 16, United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk held a silent auction in Cayuga during their annual Cayuga Fest. Thanks to the generous donations from local business owners, United Way was able to raise $2,355! These funds will go towards helping three key focus areas in our community; helping kids be all that they can be, raising people from poverty to possibility, and fostering healthy people through strong communities. A big thank you goes out to everyone who came out to support United Way as well as all of the businesses who donated! We were fortunate to have 70 items to auction off from the following sponsors:

  • Ace
  • Ancaster Family Chiropractic
  • Applegate and James
  • Boston Pizza
  • Brenda Palmer Vooys – Pampered Chef
  • Bulk Barn, Simcoe
  • Cayuga Golf Club
  • Carters Men’s and Ladies Wear
  • Cayuga Pets N’ More
  • Caledo Nails
  • Cayuga Car Wash
  • Charles West Security
  • David’s Restaurant
  • De Koning Meats
  • D & D’s Jarvis
  • Dennis Searles
  • Debb’s Cuisine
  • deBoer’s Maple Trees
  • deBoer Cabinets Inc.
  • Eising’s Greenhouse
  • Foodland
  • Foto Source
  • Grand River Dinner Cruise
  • Greens at Renton
  • Gospel Lighthouse – Simcoe
  • Haldimand Curling Club
  • Home Hardware Caledonia
  • Haldimand Hands on Health
  • Hanson’s Meats
  • Halmo Jewellers
  • Jordan Stewart
  • Joanne Heeg – Tupperware
  • Katheleen Ellis
  • Ken Nash Paint and Wallpaper
  • Klassic Coconut
  • Koncir Automotive
  • K Cups Plus
  • Loose Leaf Tea
  • Lynn Meadows Golf and Country Club
  • Leons – Simcoe
  • Lighthouse Festival Theatre
  • Marineland
  • Nuts n’ Bulk Food Company
  • Premier Equipment
  • Pro Fit Health Club
  • Proctor Marine
  • Robin deBoer
  • Romancing the Stones
  • Shelly’s Family Dining
  • Starlight Engraving
  • Sweet Retrospect
  • Towpath on the Grand
  • The Barrel Restaurant
  • The Blue Barn
  • The Brick, Simcoe
  • The Circle Game
  • The Gay Blade
  • Zaandi Yoga Studio
  • 13 Reasons