Peterborough United Way

United Way of Peterborough & District seeks to enhance community life and build stronger, healthier community by connecting community needs to community resources.


Through an effective annual fundraising campaign. the United Way of Peterborough maximizes available financial resources to enable our member agencies to improve our community's quality of life. Through the use of volunteer fund review teams and responsible stewardship, United Way of Peterborough & District allocates funds to meet current and changing human care needs within the community. Currently, funds raised throughout Peterborough City and County directly supports 32 member agencies and 152 programs and services. 



Organizational & Community Development (OCD) provides training, consultation and guidance to lcoal non-profit organizations, creates leadership opportunities for youth; mobilizes donations of school supplies to youth and children that require assistance; catalogues and disseminates community services information to the public in person, by phone, and through the website; recruits and deploys community response volunteers in the event of a disaster or human care emergency.

Labour Community Services (LCS) trains Union Counsellors or Peer Counsellors to help coworkers find effective solutions to personal problems through guidance, referrals and information. This national program created by the Canadian Labour Congress is implemented in Peterborough as part of a partnership with the Peterborough & District Labour Council.