What is GenNext?

GenNext® is a program that encourages people in their twenties and thirties to become involved with United Way Halton & Hamilton through giving and volunteering. Working with a Cabinet of volunteers, GenNext creates opportunities for people to support United Way Halton & Hamilton, its funded agencies, and to get involved in the community. The GenNext Cabinet organizes fundraising events, promotes volunteer activities, encourages people to contribute to their community and provides a forum for people to connect.

Our mission is simple. We want to create opportunities for people in their 20s and 30s to roll up their sleeves, get involved in our communities and add to a meaningful dialogue. GenNext will aim to engage volunteers to understand the issues that confront people in our region, to actively connect with and contribute to the community, and to influence positive change through meaningful volunteering and giving opportunities.

The committee will organize fundraising events (including our signature event, Banter with Big Wigs) and to build a next generation of Ambassadors, that create awareness and spearhead workplace campaigns. Enthusiastic? Passionate about making our great region even greater? Then, join GenNext today!

You can make a difference!

You and your peers are future leaders, not only in our workplaces but in our communities. GenNext provides young professionals with opportunities to become engaged in the community and network with each other.

Are you interested in:

Connecting with young professionals?

Giving Back to your community?

Organizaing events and promoting volunteering?

Contact gennext@uwhh.ca

GenNext Sponsor: Union Gas

Thank you to Union Gas for sponsoring United Way Halton & Hamilton GenNext. You are providing the resources to create a better future for everyone in Halton and Hamilton.

GenNext Cabinet

Michael Zack

GenNext Chair

Branch Manager, First Ontario Credit Union

Mitchell Bonk

Project Manager, LeadingEdge Payroll Group

Laura Hendren

United Way Halton & Hamilton

Kaila Scarrow

Dual Juris Doctor Candidate, 2020

University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law

Jonathan Robertson

Project Coordinator at the Treasury Board Secretariat in the Ontario Public Service

Brandon Parkes

Financial Planner, Investors Group Financial Services Inc.

Andrew Sprung

Hons. B.A., J.D.


Leah Avery

Development Coordiantor, Royal Botanical Gardens

Nathan Porter

Owner, 4Sight Search Solutions

Staci James

Mortgage Agent, Mortgage Intelligence

Evan Kwan

Business Development Representative, Google

GenNext Events

Banter with Bigwigs

Join us on Thursday, April 5 for GenNext Halton & Hamilton’s 3rd Annual Networking Event. This event will bring young professionals together with c-suite executives, offering a unique opportunity to network and gain insight into various professional industries. Get your tickets today! 

Scott GallagherGenNext