The Future is Bright

This year was our largest, boldest and most successful campaign to date, raising over $1,000,000. This required a tremendous amount of work by many volunteers and community-spirited stakeholders. We stand strong as a community and in our resolve to make change and serve more people.

So many supporters rallied to help us reach this momentous campaign total. Individuals, large corporations and small business alike came together to support 26 local agencies.

Special shout out to the Board of Directors for being forward thinking and embracing the process of amalgamation. A heartfelt thanks to the staff, Board of Directors, Campaign Co-Chairs, Community Investments Committee and our Special Event Committees for their dedication to the organization and tireless work.

Milton has been named the fastest growing community for the last two census. As our community grows, evolves and becomes more diverse, so do the needs. Every year UWM strives to serve more people and fund more programs to make an even larger impact in the lives of Milton residents.

Together we can continue to grow the organization and serve our community well. There is massive opportunity to build further synergies and relationships in all of the communities. Especially in Milton! We are so proud to be able to continue to say that monies raised locally will continue to support our awesome community.

We believe that the future is bright for United Way Halton & Hamilton. When you make bold choices great things happen – more people will have access to programs and wait lists will be alleviated.

Kate Holmes,

CEO United Way Milton

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 Milton will support agencies and programs in Milton. 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 GallagherMilton