Impact Stories

United Way of Thunder Bay has made a positive impact in the lives of many people in our community. These are some examples of the lives that have been changed because of you.

Jase’s Story

I have lived in poverty and have been food insecure for the majority of my life.  I was born to a poor, abusive family and experienced the full wheel of abuse: emotional, mental, spiritual and sexual. I was sexually abused by outsiders, my parents beat me repeatedly…

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Nathan’s Story

I was 11 years old when I arrived in Thunder Bay with my family.  It was a tough move to make because things in my family were not good and I didn’t know anyone in the neighbourhood where we went.  I have had a lot of trauma in my family and many struggles.

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Grace’s Story

Grace has spent her life and career caring for others. In addition to raising three children of her own, she has worked in after-school programs and as a caregiver for families in her community. To many, she is considered a second mother—a wonderful legacy for someone…

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Get Involved

It takes a whole community working together to make our city great for everyone and to truly make a meaningful difference.

Ways to Get Involved

How We Help

United Way improves lives and builds community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

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What’s up with U?

GovFest Thunder Bay & Area

  November 30, 2018

Join the Ontario Public Service (OPS) Employees  as they rock the night away at the *FIRST INAGURAL * GovFest in Thunder Bay!! Friday, November 30th; 9pm at the Red Lion Smokehouse (this is an 18+ event) $5 cover charge in support of the […]

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Jeans & Jewels

  November 30, 2018

The City of Thunder Bay’s Employees will once again host their Jeans & Jewels event in support of the United Way! Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing at the Italian Cultural Centre on Friday, November 30th.  Symposium at 6pm and dinner served […]

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Reach even further with United Way this #GivingTuesday

Posted on November 8, 2018

How can you make $1,200 turn into $2,400; and have it only cost you $650??? Become a United Way of Thunder Bay ‘Leader of the Way’ level donor, and Bombardier & the J Armand Bombardier Foundation will MATCH your gift!! When existing […]

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250 Workplaces Improve Lives Locally

Nearly 250 workplaces in Thunder Bay and area participate in employee fundraising campaigns for United Way and contribute a large portion of the overall donations.

Employee Campaign

Leaders of the Way

Leadership Donors unite from all ages and walks of life to lead change in the areas of poverty, kids, and communities with annual gifts of $1,200 and more.

Leaders of the Way

Corporate Leaders

The Corporate Leader Award Program is designed to recognize the generosity of our cities most caring corporations.

Corporate Leaders


2018 Campaign Goal

Strong Communities

United Way is helping local families and individuals to build a community that is united, vibrant and strong.

Our Focus Areas

All That Kids Can Be

The United Way is empowering our young people to realize their full potential.

Our Focus Areas

Poverty to Possibility

United Way is fighting the effects of poverty and assisting local people to achieve food, housing, employment and financial security.

Our Focus Areas