Anne Tennier to lead 2019 United Way campaign to address #UNIGNORABLE issues

Halton and Hamilton, ONTARIO – United Way Halton & Hamilton (UWHH) welcomes Anne Tennier, President of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), as their new Campaign Cabinet Chair for the 2019 fundraising efforts. Anne’s leadership of this year’s campaign will address local issues including poverty, homelessness, senior isolation, mental illness, hunger and will offer programming for children and youth.

Anne brings influence, passion and dedication that will strengthen this year’s campaign with a goal to deliver the greatest community impact by focusing on #UNIGNORABLE local issues.

United Way Halton & Hamilton is focused on improving the lives of all who reside in the region. Over the past decade, $60 million has been raised and invested directly into Halton and Hamilton because of gracious donors. Every dollar raised directly impacts a neighbour living in the region, helping ensure a bright future for those in need.

Powered by passion, vision and influence, United Way Halton & Hamilton’s Campaign Cabinet mobilizes vital social change. Through regional representation, exceptional leadership and relentless focus, this powerful network of change-makers fuel and activate lasting impact for the most vulnerable in Burlington, Halton Hills, Hamilton, Milton and Oakville.


“In life there is never an easy path. A lot of our neighbours continue to struggle; they continue to encounter a multitude of barriers that prevent them from moving forward. United Way doesn’t focus on a singular local issue, but instead the full scope, while providing wraparound supports that help individuals gain from long term solutions. I’m very excited to rally the community to  help individuals receive the supports they need to succeed.” 

Anne Tennier, United Way Halton & Hamilton Campaign Cabinet Chair. 

“Everyone here at United Way Halton & Hamilton and our Cabinet are ecstatic that Anne will be leading this year’s campaign. Her enthusiasm, passion and understanding of our mission and values is extraordinary. She is committed to helping our community thrive and recognizes that the #UNIGNORABLE issues in our backyard require many touchpoints and supports to help solve them. I’m excited for this year’s campaign and the dedication Anne brings to the table.” 

Brad Park, President and CEO, United Way Halton & Hamilton

 Quick facts:

  • 1,359 workplaces participated in the 2018 campaign
  • Campaign Cabinet Chair leads fundraising efforts for campaign
  • Last year, UWHH raised $10,875,000 – a milestone campaign result for UWHH
  • This year’s Cabinet is comprised of top executives and influencers in the region
  • Sean O’Brien, President and CEO, Reliance Home Comfort, was last year’s Campaign Chair, and continues to sit on cabinet this year as past ChairLast year, United Way Halton & Hamilton invested to support more than 200,000 residents in Burlington, Halton Hills, Hamilton, Milton and Oakvile
  • Full Campaign Cabinet listing
  • Video



About Anne Tennier

Anne Tennier is currently president of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).  Previously, she was president of her consulting firm for several years where she provided expert services for complex regulatory permitting projects.

She joined Maple Leaf Foods in 2001 and served in several leadership positions, most recently as the vice-president, environmental affairs and sustainability. She also worked for Canadian Pacific Railway as director, environmental affairs and field operations manager in Northern Ontario.

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