Lasting Solutions

This year United Way Oakville (UWO) took on our biggest goal in the 61 year history of our organization.

With Terry Smith, our 2016 Campaign Chair, at the helm we set out to raise 4.5 million dollars for our community.

Despite a few bumps along the road, the dedication of our Campaign Cabinet volunteers and the drive of our UWO staff team never wavered and we made our goal.

However, the real marker of success was the unprecedented generosity of our donors. We could not be more grateful to the thousands of people who gave their hard earned dollars to help our community’s most vulnerable populations. For that we are truly thankful.

As we move into our newly amalgamated United Way Halton & Hamilton, I look forward to the opportunity to create long lasting solutions to the biggest problems facing individuals and families in our regions. Our larger organization will allow us to keep current partnerships, forge new ones and develop new approaches to community change.

We want to make Oakville, as well as Halton &Hamilton, stronger by focusing donor investments where they will do the most good. We will continue to keep our local ties and will ensure that donor dollars stay in the communities in which they are raised.

I know that we will continue to engage you, our donors in meaningful ways in the months ahead. I want to thank you in advance for joining us on our new adventure and look forward to incredible impact we will make together.

Brad Park,

CEO United Way Oakville

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 Oakville will support agencies and programs in Oakville. 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 GallagherOakville