Creating a better life for everyone in Northumberland County by helping to build strong communities, support kids to be all that they can be and moving people from poverty to possibility. 


Established in 1969, Northumberland United Way is the largest non-governmental funder of locally-based health and social services in Northumberland County.

United Way is committed to improving lives locally by providing stability to three main focus areas: kids, community and poverty.

Join a community of like-minded individuals who donate their time, money and expertise to make a difference in their local community.

“We need to work together to find solutions for our community”




“The most important thing I learned was that it is okay to be yourself. Thanks to your help, I try to be more positive about myself.”

“It feels good to contribute to my community. Let’s build on what we already have… a strong, vibrant, united community.”

“Life has been difficult for us, financially and emotionally… Your help has made all the difference.”





What’s Happening at United Way

Oct 4: Taste of Port Hope

Join us for a tasty celebration of local Port Hope restaurants. The Port Hope & District Chamber of Commerce will once again be supporting the Northumberland United Way with the Taste of Port Hope event. Tickets are $20 (tax incl.) and include an opportunity to...

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Us & Them Screening

A Canadian documentary by Krista Loughton, this is the story of Krista's experience learning about the lives of four chronically homeless people. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the free community of Us & Them hosted by Northumberland United Way, the...

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Oct 16-20: Will Week

We're excited to announce Will week! Do you need a Will? For a donation of $150 one of the participating Lawyers in Northumberland will donate their time to prepare a basic Will. Do you need a Will? For a donation of $150 one of the participating Lawyers in...

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United Way Campaign Kickoff!

Northumberland United Way Invests in Impact through Community Fund Northumberland United Way has set out to raise $831,500 for our annual Community Fund, in order to continue the important work of making real change possible in Northumberland County. Last year, just...

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We need your help! United Way Strategic Planning survey

Have your voice heard and help shape the future of Northumberland United Way. We are undertaking a strategic planning process to guide us through the next five years. Your feedback is instrumental. Please complete our online survey.   Northumberland United Way is...

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“IT” Screening

On Monday, September 11, Northumberland United Way and Queenies Bake Shop will host a private VIP screening of Stephen King's "IT" at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope. SEPTEMBER 8 & 11, 2017 - On Friday, September 8, clear your schedule. From 11am-3pm, join...

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