Who We Are

About UsUnited Way of Haldimand and Norfolk creates opportunities to better the lives of Haldimand and Norfolk residents. We are committed to making positive, long-term changes that target the root causes of the social challenges facing our community. United Way funds are invested right here at home, where you live, work and play.

Our Vision: Everyone in every community has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our Community Impact Mission is: To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

Together, we:

  • Demonstrate trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity and respect
  • Energize and inspire volunteerism and volunteer leadership
  • Endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action
  • Provide non-partisan leadership
  • Embrace diversity


The United Way of Haldimand-Norfolk is located on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the traditional territory of the Attiwandoran and the Haudenosaunee, and is home to many Indigenous people today. The United Way of Haldimand-Norfolk seeks to advance the common good of all peoples residing in Haldimand-Norfolk.

The Board of Directors

The 2023 Board

President – David Sykes
Treasurer – Arlene Bakmazian
Secretary – Corey Clarysse
 Director – Leslie Maracle
Director – Rob Page
                                          Director – Lindsay Van Paassen                                                Director – Daniel Bouwmeister  

George Araujo headshot
George Araujo, Executive Director