About Us

Our Vision:      UNITED FOR SOCIAL CHANGE.    INSPIRED DONORS.     LASTING IMPACT.

Our Mission:

  • To Provide leadership in our communities voluntary services sector
  • To lead, inspire and mobilize donors and volunteers to improve the quality of people’s lives in our community
  • To come together as a community to make a lasting impact for the residents of Cumberland County

The United Way of Cumberland County is a registered charitable organization. We are a community of people with a common goal of caring. People like you offering a hand to people in need. By helping people in our community, we are changing lives.

Over 100 years ago, it was recognized that there was a need for additional funding for health and social service programs in Canada. People in specific geographical areas began to undertake fundraising activities and allocate the profit from these activities to agencies and organizations that provide necessary health and social services in their local community. Believe it or not, the United Way is the second largest funder of human and social programs in Canada after the Federal Government.

The United Way of Cumberland County has been helping support health and social service programs in our community for more that 58 years. We have been able to do this because of the support of community minded businesses, government offices, banks and individual donors who give through our mail out campaign. The United Way’s primary source of community dollars is through payroll deductions at your local place of employment.

The United Way difference is that all money raised in Cumberland County stays in Cumberland County, making the United Way the best and most cost effective way to invest in our community.

WE BELIEVE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

WE BELIEVE ITS SUCCESS DEPENDS ON THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN IT.

THAT EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE.

THAT EVERYONE DESERVES RESPECT.

THAT EVERYONE’S POTENTIAL CAN BE REALIZED.

THAT DIVERSITY IS VITAL.

THAT EVERY PERSON HAS VALUE.

THAT EVERYONE NEEDS HELP AND EVERYONE CAN OFFER HELP.

THAT A SAFE SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY.

WE BELIEVE IN POSSIBILITY.