#GoREDFridays

#GoRedFridays — a new and colourful way to show support and solidarity with those experiencing poverty in our community. Make the #UNIGNORABLE issues of poverty visible by wearing red on Fridays.

When you take part in #GoRedFridays, you are helping to build a better tomorrow and creating a dialogue around the #UNIGNORABLE issues of poverty. Whether physically present onsite, working remotely, or as an individual, people like you participating in this initiative provide important resources for those experiencing poverty in our community and across the region. Your donation ensures that essential food, clothing, housing and other services are available to people, children, families, and seniors in need. In addition, you’re helping raise awareness and encouraging important dialogue.

To participate in this initiative, we invite individuals and workplaces to make a contribution through our #GoRedFridays Page by donating $3 per Friday, $50 for the remainder of 2021 or donating $10 monthly.

This initiative will count towards your Workplace Special Event total for workplaces that participate and have employees contributing through your personalized work page.

Click here for more information and to sign up your company.

Sponsored Employee Program

The United Way’s Sponsored Employee Program gives community minded employers an excellent opportunity to make an investment in strengthening our community. By loaning one of your most valuable resources, your employees, to participate in this program, you are making an investment in your employee, enhancing your workplace and assisting the United Way in achieving their community impact goals.

Sponsored Employees (SEs) will benefit from a unique professional development experience, one that is designed to enhance and improve their skill set as they increase their understanding of #UNIGNORABLE community issues of poverty. The result: employees bring increased community knowledge and a better understanding of corporate social responsibility when they return to your workplace.

Current Opportunities Available:
2021 OPS Sponsored Employee Brochure (Applications accepted July 1 – July 31)

For more information on how your company can register for the Sponsored Employee Program in 2021, please contact Jodie Wilson by calling 807-626-1758.

2021 Workplace Campaigns

As workplaces and businesses in our community begin to slowly reopen, we realize the effects of an unexpected crisis like COVID-19 will continue to change the way we all do business.

This year, we will continue to work VIRTUALLY!

Solicitation for payroll pledges and one-time donations can take place between January 1 – November 26. Special Events and Engagement Opportunities can be run year-round. Special Event money must be submitted no later than January 7, 2022 to count for the 2021 campaign year.

Please express your interest in running an online campaign this year by reaching out to Jodie Wilson at jwilson@uwaytbay.ca by June 28.

Honor Roll – Workplace Charitable Giving

Workplace campaigns are an opportunity for employees to better understand their community, to support the Untied Way of Thunder Bay and to have fun while doing it!

United Way honours its most generous philanthropic workplaces. Thank you for taking action and caring about your community!

Campaign Excellence Award

Presented to those organizations whose employees demonstrate outstanding leadership in their United Way Campaign with 100% participation and either 150.00 per capital or a 35% increase over last years campaign.

  • Autohome
  • Evergreen a United Neighbourhood
  • IG Wealth Management
  • Northern Credit Union – Red River Rd.
  • Teleco
  • United Way of Thunder Bay

Campaign Leadership Award

Presented to those organizations whose employees demonstrate outstanding leadership in their United Way Campaign with 100% participation and either 150.00 per capita or a 35% increase over last years campaign.

  • BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.
  • Parks Canada
  • Thunder Bay Boys & Girls Club
  • Manulife Financial

Campaign Achievement Award

Presented to those organizations whose employees demonstrate outstanding leadership in their United Way Campaign with 60% participation and either 70.00 per capita or a 15% increase over last years campaign.

  • BMO Bank of Montreal
  • Children’s Centre Thunder Bay
  • Coastal Steel Construction Limited
  • Central Canada Industries Inc.
  • Correctional Service Canada – Parole
  • Dominion Motors
  • Lakehead Social Planning Council
  • Northern Credit Union – Arthur St
  • Reliance Home Comfort
  • Toromont Cat
  • White Macgillivray Lester LLP
PLATINUM – Presented to those organizations with employee per capita giving of $200.00 and above.
Performance KIA
Quirion Financial Services
RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
4Site Limited
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CIBC Wood Gundy
G.A.S Electric Ltd.
Ministry of Education – Regional Office
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Thunder Bay Counselling
Thunder Bay Literacy Group
WSP Canada Inc. / Architecture 49 Inc.
GOLD – Presented to those organizations with employee per capita giving of $110.00 -199.00.
Canada Revenue Agency
March of Dimes Canada
Superior North E.M.S.
The Standard Insurance Brokers
Catholic Family Development Centre
Enbridge Gas Inc.
Grant Thornton LLP
IBM Canada Charitable Fund
Itec 2000 Equipment & Hydraulics
John Howard Society
Ministry of Government and Consumer Service Ontario Shared Services Benefits
RBC Royal Bank of Canada – Northwestern Ontario Business Banking Centre
Richardson International Limited
TD Bank Group Thunder Bay & Region
Thunder Airlines Limited
Thunder Bay International Airports Authority Inc.
SILVER – Presented to those organizations with employee per capita giving of $75.00 -109.00.
MNP LLP
99.9 THE BAY & Country 105
Bay Credit Union
Brokerlink
CIBC Thunder Bay & Region
Copperfin Credit Union
Dougall Media
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Fairstone Financial Inc.
Half-Way Motors Nissan Limited
Synergy North
The Chronicle-Journal
The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board
Weilers Law
BRONZE – Presented to those organizations with employee per capita giving of $52.00 -74.00.
MNP LLP
Canada Border Services
City of Thunder Bay
Faye Peterson House
Intertek
Canadian Mental Health Association
CRC Communications Ltd.
Freedom 55 Financial
Home Hardware Building Centre
Hydro One
Intercity Industrial Supply Limited
Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Thunder Bay CACC
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Fire Centre
Ontario Power Generation
Ontario Provincial Police Northwest Region
Superior Elevator
Tbaytel
Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Wawanesa Insurance
Participation – Presented to those organizations with employee per capita giving of up to -51.00
Canada Post Corporation
Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales
Indigenous Services Canada
Indigenous Services Canada – Sioux Lookout
Lakehead Public Schools
Our Kids Count
Service Canada – Kenora
St. Joseph’s Care Group
Sun Life Financial
The Children’s Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board
Allstate Insurance Co. Ltd.
Bell
Bombardier Transportation Inc.
Bombardier Transportation Inc. – 4C Fund
Buset LLP
Canadian Hearing Society
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Tire – Arthur Street
Community Clothing Assistance
Community Living Thunder Bay
Confederation College
Digital Engineering Inc.
E.S. Fox Ltd.
Ericksons LLP
First Canadian Insurance Corporation
Fort William Historical Park
Indigenous Services Canada – First Nations & Inuit Health Branch
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada – Fed Nor
J.D. Barnes Limited
Lakehead University
LCBO
Lowerys
Metro Store #424
Ministry of the Attorney General
Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services – Justice R Lester Youth Centre
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services -Youth Justice
Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services – Thunder Bay Correctional Centre
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Probation & Parole
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Office of the Registrar General
Every Day Hero
Alan Auld
Jennifer Fleming
Kesia Walker
Tamara Wylie
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Campaign Leadership Award

Presented to those organizations whose employees demonstrate outstanding leadership in their United Way Campaign with 100% participation and either 150.00 per capita or a 35% increase over last years campaign.

  • BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.
  • Parks Canada
  • Thunder Bay Boys & Girls Club
  • Manulife Financial
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Local Giving. Local Results.

The United Way of Thunder Bay works with hundreds of workplaces throughout Thunder Bay and region to run Employee Campaigns.

An Employee Campaign encourages individual employees in your workplace to make a charitable donation to our community. Employees choose to have a specific amount of money regularly deducted from their paycheck. Employee Campaigns are offered to workplaces of all sizes; from small businesses of 2 people to large organizations of up to 500.

Approximately 42% of the United Way of Thunder Bay campaign comes from Employee Campaigns annually. The support we receive from individuals flows back to local people and neighbourhoods where the needs are highest.