Northumberland United Way is now accepting Expressions of Interest for Community Impact Investment Funding for July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. Submissions are due by noon on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

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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.

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“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

Expressions of Interest Process Now Open

August 14, 2017 Northumberland United Way is now accepting Expressions of Interest for Community Impact Investment Funding for July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.The funding is open to eligible The funding is open to eligible non-profit and charitable organizations who...

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Presenting sponsor of Challenge the Dragon Boat Festival

July 19, 2017   Northumberland United Way is pleased to announce Ley Wealth Management Group CIBC Wood Gundy as Presenting Sponsor of the 18th annual Challenge the Dragon Boat Festival. “We are thrilled to welcome Ley Wealth Management Group CIBC Wood Gundy as...

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Northumberland United Way names new CEO

April 28, 2017 Heather Norris to move from community impact role to leadership position The Board of Northumberland United Way is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Norris to the role of Chief Executive Officer for the organization. Heather will transition...

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United Way Celebrates Campaign Achievement

April 18, 2017 Together we improve lives locally and together we will create lasting impact. Today, Northumberland United Way has announced that $1,010,479 was raised during the 2016 United Way Campaign. “Today we celebrate the community’s collective achievement in...

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Join the United Way $150 Challenge

February 21, 2017 "Being Canadian means being a good neighbour" When you support Northumberland United Way, you support organizations such as Green Wood Coalition, The Help Centre or Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre - our Funded Community Partners and...

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Lynda Kay Announces Retirement

February 7, 2017 After nearly 28 years of dedicated service to the local community, Northumberland United Way (NUW) CEO Lynda Kay has announced plans to retire at the end of May 2017. With NUW recently taking possession of its own building – the single largest...

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Spirits & Splatters

OCTOBER 23, 2017 -  Join us on Thursday, October 19 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Cobourg Lion's Community Centre for an evening of spirits and splatters to get creative for a great cause. This paint night is Hosted by Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre,...

Showcase of the Delectables

AUGUST 23, 2017 - An annual celebration of local eateries, join the Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce and Northumberland United Way on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 for the Showcase of Delectables. Taking place at the Cobourg Lions Community Centre, all proceeds...