Lead the way

As a Leader of The Way, you’ll become part of an unstoppable force for change. Donors like you power our local work, ensuring we can make important social issues #UNIGNORABLE.

Leaders of the Way donors raise between 30-35% of the Thunder Bay campaign total every year. Please consider a Leaders contribution of $1,200 or more as an individual gift or coupled with your spouse/ partner.

In addition to great tax incentives, we offer benefits to match your level of giving including recognition in our Leadership Honour Roll, inclusion in our brochures, on our website and exclusive invitations to Leaders of The Way events.

Local Results

We are Thunder Bay’s community builders. The United Way of Thunder Bay exists locally to serve our most vulnerable and create a more inclusive community. By listening, collaborating and connecting at all community levels, we know where needs exist and resources are scarce. The United Way of Thunder Bay has focused its current campaign efforts on making poverty #unignorable. Together, we can make it easier for people to get the services they need, when and where they need them.

Show Your Local Love

Leaders of The Way is a movement of people who want to ensure that everyone in Thunder Bay has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Your generosity and gift helps to tackle social issues that are preventing too many individuals and families from getting ahead.

Leaders of the Way Brochure

Leaders of the Way are recognized in the United Way of Thunder Bay 2019 Honour Roll

To view the members of our Leaders of the Way Committee, click here.

If you would like more information on how to become a Leader of the Way, contact Carole Williams at cwilliams@uwaytbay.ca or 807-626-1756.

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Growing up in a small town, my father taught me how to work and I helped him on a regular basis. To this day, I enjoy working with my hands and realize how lucky I am. If my donation to United Way of Thunder Bay allows youngsters to develop new skills and become healthy adults that would be great.
– Roger Quirion, Leader since 2012

A gift to United Way may entitle you to a charitable contribution deduction against your income tax.
Donation Tax Savings – Ontario Resident, Income Under $220,000

Actual Donation Amount Total Tax Savings Actual Cost to Donor After Tax
$1,200 $432 $768
$2,500 $954 $1,546
$5,000 $1,958 $3,042
$10,000 $3,966 $6,034

*Actual results may vary from this chart due to different tax situations and deductions. This information is sourced from Grant Thornton LLP.

Leaders Level Contribution
Philanthropists’ Circle $20,000+
Platinum $10,000 to $19,999
Gold $5,000 to $9,999
Silver $2,500 to $4,999
Bronze $1,200 to $2,499
  • Mr. Michael Carter*
  • Jeff and Jennifer Howie*
  • Steve Jones*
  • Anonymous*
  • Aaron Leblanc & Ann Paterson*
  • Anonymous*
  • Tony Afonso*
  • Jason & Claire Anderson*
  • Marg Arnone*
  • Rose Bakke
  • Paul Barnwell*
  • Diane & Christopher Bath
  • Carol & David Baxter*
  • Penny and Steve Belluz*
  • Peter D. & Mary Ann Belluz*
  • Tim Biloski*
  • Harshad Telang, Birubi Biman &Akshyn Biman-Telang*
  • Lee B. Bonell & Family
  • Ken Boshcoff*
  • Amy Bottos*
  • Dawne-Marie MacLeod & Tom Boyle*
  • Anne & Bill Bradica*
  • Hugh Briggs & Elly Tose*
  • Andrew & Carol-Anne Brigham
  • Dawn & Prosper Brizard
  • Albert & Anne Brulé*
  • John & Jeanne Cameron*
  • Charles Campbell*
  • The Rev. Canon Paul Carr &The Rev. Anne Carr
  • Tamara Carruthers*
  • Mr. Michael Carter*
  • Nancy & Mike Chamberlain*
  • Shawn Christie*
  • Julia & Kevin Cleghorn*
  • Mark & Giselle Colosimo*
  • Tim Commisso & Mary McGeown*
  • Mary-Jean Cormier*
  • Heather Cullen*
  • Catherine Cybulski*
  • Allane Danchuk*
  • George & Sandra Doig*
  • C. J. Scott and Richelle Dougall*
  • Laurie Etter*
  • Ryan & Ruthie Fay*
  • Monica Flegel*
  • Andrew Follis*
  • Tom Forsythe
  • Yves & Mandy Fricot*
  • Dave & Tracey Gagnon*
  • Norm & Michelle Gale*
  • Mike & Kelly Gallagher*
  • Bev Gamble*
  • Mark Gleeson
  • Jamie & Jill Glover
  • Brent & Kelley Hagberg*
  • Stephen & Dawn Mitchell*
  • Anonymous
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  • Robyn, Steven & Aubrey Rempel*
  • Anonymous
  • Trevor & Kathy Harris*
  • Scott & Helen Harris
  • Dane & Leslie Hatton*
  • John & Annette Hatton*
  • John Hawkins*
  • Bunker Hill*
  • Mary Louise Hill*
  • Shirley & Greg Hookham
  • Jeff and Jennifer Howie*
  • Dr. Peter Hryniuk & Dr. Karen Douglas*
  • C. Jesseau*
  • Dr. Frank Joanes*
  • Drs. Jon & Bonnie Johnsen*
  • Margaret E. Johnston*
  • David & Kathleen Jones*
  • Steve Jones*
  • Allison & Gary Kasper*
  • William Kelso*
  • Marie Klassen*
  • Lori-Ann & Allan Kozlo*
  • Mary Kozorys*
  • Candace LaFrance
  • Pat Lang
  • Arthur & Beverly Lannon*
  • Christine Lawrie*
  • Aaron Leblanc & Ann Paterson*
  • Judith Leggatt & Chris Parkes*
  • Tony & Mary Lou Lepore*
  • Carolyne Leroux & Toby Goodfellow*
  • Harold & Elizabeth Lindstrom*
  • Kathy & Frank Littlefield*
  • Frank & Sandra Lopez*
  • Lynch / Dacey Family*
  • Robert Mace*
  • Anne & Bryan MacLeod & family*
  • Kory & Tanya MacLeod*
  • Ian MacRae
  • Sandy Stafford-Maepea & Hannes Maepea*
  • Kerri Marshall*
  • Darrell Maunula*
  • John & Susan McCartney*
  • Tere & Marie McDonald*
  • Pat & Bruce Melville*
  • Stephen & Dawn Mitchell*
  • Judith Monteith-Farrell*
  • Janine Chiasson, Patrick, Carter& Hudson Morash*
  • Don & Betsy Morrison*
  • Bruce Nelson*
  • Dorothy Nesbitt*
  • Donna and Lloyd Sentes
  • Daniel Trevisanutto
  • Dianne Woods*
  • 13 Anonymous*
  • 3 Anonymous
  • Michael Nitz & Stephanie Ash*
  • Dave & Lois Nuttall*
  • Mark & Sonya O’Brien*
  • Stan Ojala & Lesley Lamers*
  • Gail Palko*
  • Nancy Parish*
  • Steve & Sonia Parry*
  • Linda & Gordon Pauluik*
  • Robyn, Steven & Aubrey Rempel*
  • Kevin & Janyelle Roberts*
  • Kelly Robertson*
  • Kam Leung & Heidi Schraft*
  • Rosemary & Stephen Scofich*
  • Donna and Lloyd Sentes
  • Kyle & Melany Shaen*
  • Douglas & Karen Shanks*
  • Douglas & Leslie Shaw*
  • Steve & Sharlene Sidorski
  • Catherine Siemieniuk
  • Matt & Allison Simeoni*
  • John & Debbie Sims*
  • Gary & Deanna Sissons
  • Don & Karen Skochinski*
  • Ian & Darla Smith*
  • Gary Stajkowski*
  • Linda Stajkowski*
  • Michael C. & Rosemary Thompson*
  • Dan & Donna Topatigh
  • Kim & Mark Toskovich*
  • Daniel Trevisanutto
  • Jules & Krystyna Tupker*
  • Dr. William & Mrs. Beverley Ulakovic*
  • Jeannine Verdenik*
  • Chris & Karen Waite
  • Murray & Loretta Walberg
  • Diane Walker
  • Peter & Michelle Warywoda*
  • Rebecca & Mike Webb*
  • Kari & Chuck Wesley*
  • Carole, Kyle, Brennan & Brooklynn Williams
  • Paul & Jodie Wilson*
  • Dianne Woods*
  • Bill & Dorothy Wright*
  • Frances Harding & Michael Montemuro*
  • John A. Harju*
  • Gary Nicholls & Catherine Michaliuk*
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  • Anonymous (5)
  • Rosy Brizi & Peter Buchan*
  • Colin & Grace Bruce*
  • Dr. Lori Chambers
  • Brenda Coopman*
  • Dr. Claude Cullinan*
  • Ron & Mary Ann Currie*
  • Mary Lou & Peter Doig*
  • Jackie & Ernie Dojack*
  • Paul & Mary Jo Fitzpatrick
  • Wayne Fletcher & Emilia Veltri*
  • Bill Hodgson*
  • David & Barbara Hoffman*
  • Michael & Rosalind Jurcik*
  • Daniel & Victoria Russell-Matthews*
  • 3 Anonymous*
  • Hilary Kaszor*
  • Justice Gary & Marion Kunnas*
  • Bruce & Carla Labelle*
  • Neil McCartney & Kirsten Addison*
  • Gordon & Susan McCutcheon*
  • Cheryl & Glen McLeod*
  • Rosemary & Wayne Melville*
  • Ingrid Montenarh
  • Kevin Paradis & Jiska Westbroek*
  • Warren & Sheila Peterson
  • Terry & Janice Redden*
  • Lynda Roberts & Linda Gluck*
  • Carol Rusak*
  • Ed Schmidtke*
  • 1 Anonymous
  • Kathleen & Neil Simpson*
  • Dr. Andrew & Helen Siren*
  • In memory of Shirley Symington*
  • Jack & Barbara Witiluk*
  • Jeff, Karen, Jacob & Cole Witiluk
  • Ryan, Christine Witiluk & Family
  • Dwayne & Jodi Ziebarth*
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  • Anonymous* (5)
  • Anonymous (1)
  • Stephen & Maureen Adams*
  • Jacqueline & Maurice Black*
  • John & Natasha Jurcik*
  • Shawn & Jennifer Kunnas
  • Dr. Christopher & Mrs. Cathy Lai*
  • Alison & Bruce Latimer*
  • Bill & Beverly Mercer*
  • Bruno & Ann Niederer*
  • In memory of Mary Nock*
  • Ron & Nancy Perozzo*
  • Greg & Chris Pilot*
  • Roger & Gail Quirion*
  • Robin T. Smith*
  • Vic Smith*
  • William Tomlinson*
  • Dr. Michael B Wilson & Ms. Janice Piper
  • Anonymous* (2)
  • Lynn & Barbara Barber*
  • Larry & Cathy Brigham*
  • Grant & Susan Brodeur*
  • In loving memory of Lillian Hrudie*
  • Kriss & Sharon Knutsen*
  • Ron & Jane Marostica*
  • Wayne & Kelly Maunula*
  • Dr. Suzanne Allain, Michael Siska & Famiy*
  • Anonymous* (1)
  • Cliff J. Friesen & Susan Jones*
  • Mark Moulson*

Here’s how your local love helps us tackle #UNIGNORABLE issues:

POVERTY REDUCTION

$1,200

Funds outings for approximately 50 children living in poverty.

FEEDING HUNGER

$1,300

Provides 120 meals for 4 weeks through a local Community Kitchen.

MENTAL HEALTH

$1,400

Provides 10 individuals with quick access to counselling at their time of need.