United Way of Thunder Bay is a local organization that focuses collective efforts on issues of poverty in our community. We do this in many ways, including inspiring individuals and businesses to get involved, supporting community initiatives that tackle the root causes of poverty and its impacts on local people, working with partners to find new solutions, and by investing resources where and when they are needed most.

We believe that everyone has an important role to play in improving lives and building a strong community.  Our work ensures that every citizen, business and organization has the opportunity to contribute in a way that is meaningful to them.  We truly appreciate your choice to give, volunteer or get involved in the United Way of Thunder Bay.


To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.


A community where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.


  • Demonstrate trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity, and respect
  • Energize and inspire volunteerism and volunteer leadership
  • Endorse innovation, partnerships, and collective action
  • Provide non-partisan leadership
  • Embrace diversity

2019 Community Impact Report

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2019 Audited Financial Statements

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Honour Roll 2019

Donations are vital to our fundraising efforts each year, enabling us to continue our important work throughout the community. Our Honour Roll 2019 acknowledges all of the individuals, families, workplaces, organizations and corporations who gave to the United Way at significant levels. We can’t say thank you enough to all of you for showing your local love for Thunder Bay.

Board of Directors

The United Way of Thunder Bay Board of Directors is a diverse group of community leaders and key decision makers who provide vision, strategic leadership, advocacy, accountability, and stewardship to the organization.

  • Kelly Gallagher

  • Mike Belliveau

  • Allison Kasper

  • Shawn Christie

  • Harold Lindstrom

  • Colleen Peters

  • Sandra Snider

  • Jeannine Verdenik

  • Dan Campbell

  • Ann Paterson

  • Angela Beaucage

  • Aaron Leblanc

Leaders of the Way Committee

Our Committee Members are a group of dedicated individuals who lead the organization efforts in retaining and growing membership in the Leaders of the Way Program (individual gifts of $1,200 and above annually) by adding new members, increasing giving levels among current members and informing members and prospects on the impact of United Way.

If you would like more information on the Leaders of the Way Program, contact Carole Williams at cwilliams@uwaytbay.ca or 807-626-1756

  • Don Skochinski

  • Susan Jones

  • Elly Tose

  • Andrew Siren

  • Robin Smith

  • Mark Moulson

  • Penny Belluz

  • Dane Hatton

  • Cliff Friesen

  • Monica Flegel

  • Catherine Cybulski

  • Rosy Brizi

GenNext Cabinet

The GenNext movement is a unique opportunity that promotes a new and exciting way for the next generation of leaders to bring about change right here in our community, as part of the United Way of Thunder Bay. It’s not only about caring for the community but having fun while doing it!

Become a leader and join our GenNext Cabinet! Please fill out the application below and email it to gennext@uwaytbay.ca

GenNext Cabinet Application 2019

  • Katherine Brooks

  • Makayla Mihaljevic

  • Michael Duncan

  • Colleen Peters

  • Jason Veltri

  • Alyssa Craig

  • Amanda Walberg

  • Sierra Lemonius-Walker

Staff Directory

  • Albert Brule


  • Jodie Wilson

    (807) 626-1758

  • Donna Sentes

    (807) 626-1755

  • Carole Williams

    (807) 626-1756

  • Erika Mikkola

    (807) 626-1759

  • Robyn Rempel

    (807) 626-1753

  • Breanna Parkkari


  • Nicholas Duplessis


  • Patti Defeo

    (807) 626-1766

  • Keira Purdon

    (807) 626-1861