Exciting and Endless

This year I write our final report as CEO for United Way Halton Hills. I feel a sense of pride and accomplishment, but more importantly a sense of anticipation and excitement as our organization joins forces with our friends, neighbours and colleagues to form United Way Halton & Hamilton.

The coming together of United Way Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville and Burlington & Greater Hamilton will produce a more efficient and sustainable organization.

The increase in capacity and resources will enhance the connections and relationships already formed between United Way and the Halton Hills community.

As we move forward, we invite you to visit us at our new location – 8 James Street, Georgetown. The new office will allow for staff of United Way Halton & Hamilton to increase visibility and community engagement. We will reinforce to our donors that funds raised in their community will stay in their community.

The possibilities for the future of United Way and Halton Hills are exciting and endless. There will be growth, renewed hope and the potential for increased support to the many social programs. As a larger organization, with a local presence, we can develop a deeper understanding of our own community’s needs and address them in the best manner possible. Because after all, we are stronger together!

Janet Foster,

CEO United Way Halton Hills

The New United Way Halton & Hamilton is Stronger Together

Our philosophy has always been in our name – UNITED. At United Way, we work best when we work together. We accomplish most when we work with employers and donors, with volunteers and partners, and with sponsors and community agencies. We are at our best when we join forces.

Now, four United Ways have become one. We have UNITED.

In April, the United Ways of Burlington/Hamilton, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville amalgamated into a single new organization: United Way Halton & Hamilton. Our new United Way serves more than 1,000,000 people in communities from Stoney Creek to Acton and while our mission is unchanged, what is different is the organization that works to deliver on that mission.
As we evolve, we are maintaining our focus on the individual communities that make up our newly expanded “home town,” so our donors will still be able to give locally and to know that their contributions will stay close to home. You will always be able to support your closest neighbours. That is the cornerstone of our work. The money you give in Halton Hills will support agencies and programs in Halton Hills. That’s our promise to you.

United Way Halton & Hamilton offers a stronger team of dedicated professionals, more efficient administrative processes and a scope that allows us to tackle the many social issues that cross municipal boundaries. This amalgamation will give our new United Way the tools to have an even greater community impact as we pursue the mission that has been so powerful for so long: To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

This is an exciting time for your United Way. The changes we are undertaking today will enhance our community impact for years and decades to come. Please take some time to get to know your new United Way. The staff and volunteers here at United Way Halton & Hamilton look forward to working with you to continue improving lives locally.

Together, we are stronger!




Jeff Vallentin
Chief Executive Officer

Scott GallagherHalton Hills