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United Way At Work Articles

The United Way at Work article series appears in the Chronicle-Journal newspaper on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from October to December during the 2014 campaign period.

This series showcases some of the many the programs supported by your donations to the United Way of Thunder Bay and highlights the impact your gift is making for people in our community.

Articles will be added to this page as they are published in the paper. We thank the Chronicle-Journal for helping to create awareness for the vital community programs offered by our 29 local Funded Agencies. Together we are improving the quality of life for everyone in our community.

Empowering Youths

Posted on December 2, 2014

In local neighbourhoods deemed as high poverty, Shkoday’s Biwaase’aa In-School and After-School programs offer supports to both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal elementary school aged children. Biwaase’aa is a culturally-centered program designed to emphasize the importance of physical, mental, emotional and cultural development amongst children/youth aged seven to thirteen. In-school and after-school components reflect a variety of activities focusing on the holistic Aboriginal culture based on th…

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Opportunity Kitchen

Posted on November 30, 2014

Opportunity Kitchen

The Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA) is the designated hub for charitable food distribution, representing Food Banks Canada and the Ontario Association of Food Banks in Northwestern Ontario. Their Opportunity Kitchens program, which is funded in part by donations to the United Way, is designed to deliver opportunities for food related education, socializing, job skills training and volunteering. Activities under this program elevate the quality of life of those that need a little m…

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United Way of Thunder Bay is leading the way to a better community by improving the quality of life for all local people. By collaborating with community partners, we are leading the way to addressing social issues in our community and investing in three critical areas: Poverty, Kids and Strong Communities. Donations to the United Way are strategically invested across Thunder Bay to many vital programs and initiatives in these areas, creating a social safety net that works to achieve lasting change for our neighbours, families and friends.

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