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As part of the Federal Government’s pre-budget consultations, United Way Centraide Canada, in collaboration with national Community Service partners, called for the establishment of a Community Services COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The Federal budget for 2021 will be tabled on April 19 and we need to take advantage of the limited time remaining to make sure our sector’s needs and those of the vulnerable people we serve are heard loud and clear: We need to sustain vital community programs and services while protecting important community facilities for future generations.

To help get our message across to decision makers, a website was launched to allow our networks to quickly and easily send a letter of support for the fund.

Your participation is critical to helping secure support for front-line charities in Budget 2021.

Please use the link below to quickly and easily send a letter directly to Prime Minister Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister Freeland and Minister Hussen, and their local member of parliament calling on the Federal Government to support charities and nonprofits in Budget 2021.

https://act.newmode.net/action/support-canadian-frontline-charities?fbclid=IwAR0Zwykw0MnLeNCRu2Rrj3G4u4oROlU9zszOOr_At3Qh0U5FHzXyqjZO-v4

 

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Help secure support for front-line charities in Budget 2021

As part of the Federal Government’s pre-budget consultations, United Way Centraide Canada, in collaboration with national Community Service partners, called for the establishment of a Community Services COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The Federal budget for 2021 will be tabled on April 19 and we need to take advantage of the limited time remaining to make sure our sector’s needs and those of the vulnerable people we serve are heard loud and clear: We need to sustain vital community programs and services while protecting important community facilities for future generations.

To help get our message across to decision makers, a website was launched to allow our networks to quickly and easily send a letter of support for the fund.

Your participation is critical to helping secure support for front-line charities in Budget 2021.

Please use the link below to quickly and easily send a letter directly to Prime Minister Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister Freeland and Minister Hussen, and their local member of parliament calling on the Federal Government to support charities and nonprofits in Budget 2021.

https://act.newmode.net/action/support-canadian-frontline-charities?fbclid=IwAR0Zwykw0MnLeNCRu2Rrj3G4u4oROlU9zszOOr_At3Qh0U5FHzXyqjZO-v4

 

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Y2Y funding applications now open

The Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Board of United Way Leeds & Grenville is currently accepting requests for funding from organizations who provide high quality programs and initiatives which would:

  • Benefit youth by providing opportunities to improve their physical, emotional and social needs. For example: sports, arts/culture, drama/dance/music.
  • Generate a positive outcome for youth including improved academic performance, classroom behaviour, health and nutrition. For example: tutoring, healthy meal or snack, etc.
  • Provide at-risk-youth with a safe, welcoming, inclusive environment with access to resources and support which will empower these young people to reach their full potential.
  • Encourage youth to work collaboratively to build safe, youth-friendly communities.    

Eligibility (MUST be a registered charity as defined by the CRA)

  • Each successful applicant will be eligible for ONE Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Board Grant, to a maximum of $500, to be utilized for their program.
  • All grant applicants must be located in the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville to benefit the youth in our region. 
  • Your organization cannot be receiving any other funding from United Way Leeds & Grenville.
  • The deadline to file grant applications will be 3:00 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Grant applications will be assessed by the Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Board members, at their meeting, on May 3, 2021.
  • Should additional information be required, from your organization, you may be requested to provide the same, to the Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Board no later than May 10, 2021, at 3:00 pm

The application can be downloaded here.

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Fudge fundraiser for our Y2Y board on now!

Our Y2Y Board is selling fudge from O'Mally Kourt Fudgery as their first fundraiser of 2021.

A 1/2 pound box is $10 and orders are due March 25th, and pick up will be April 1 or 3rd.

Visit bit.ly/y2yfudge to order today!

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Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Service

The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau is once again hosting their Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.  Please note the locations, contact numbers and hours for the program in the poster below.

In Brockville, please find the Volunteer Centre via the side entrance of the building (you will see the stairs to the 2nd floor through the window). Also, please note that there is NO parking in the United Way parking lot - even if spots seem available. Our staff go in and out for meetings and need to be able to park in our spaces upon return. 

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211 day is February 11th

February 11th is 211 day!

211 day reminds everyone in Canada that help starts with 211. Whether you need support finding food, housing, or navigating COVID-19 measures, help starts with 211. Dial 2-1-1 to connect with programs near you. #211DayCanada

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2021-2022 Community Investment Funding

We're introducing a new procedure to secure Community Investment Funding for the 2021-2022 year. Please take note of the following deadlines:

 

Activity                                                            Start Date                            End Date

Request for Proposals – Expression of Interest

January 28, 2021

February 12, 2021

Review of Expressions of Interest

February 15, 2021

February 24, 2021

Request for Proposals - Full Application

February 25, 2021

March 18, 2021

Review of Full Applications

March 19, 2021

April 15, 2021

Execution of Funding Agreements

April 22, 2021

April 30, 2021

New Programs Begin

April 1, 2021

March 31. 2022

  • Note: First payment for this cycle will begin monthly starting ~ May 15, 2021.

Please click here to see the information sheet on the funding process.

Please click here for the Expression of Interest application.

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We've surpassed our 2020 campaign goal!

Please click on the following article to read the details.We appreciate the support from Leeds & Grenville in 2020!

https://www.recorder.ca/news/local-news/united-way-total-tops-900000?fbclid=IwAR3EG4J2zWpy7gRNcg4aL8ln7bezlEzdWLFqm-1OTYe8loabrpCM671Nht8

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Our staff are working from home in compliance with the Stay at home orders

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In compliance with the new stay at home orders in Ontario, our employees will be working from home. We will continue to monitor our emails and voicemails.

To leave a voicemail for one of our staff, please call 613.342.8889 and choose one of the following options:
For Jenny, press 23
For Tanya, press 25
For Trish, press 30
For Christine, press 31

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Caller ID Spoofing

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WARNING – there have been a lot of caller ID spoofing happening in our community. Spoofing is the act of disguising a communication from an unknown source as being from a known, trusted source (phone call, email, etc.) 

We understand that our phone number is being used to spoof people. The call is not coming from us and we suggest that you investigate the nature of the call before acting to protect yourself. United Way Leeds & Grenville does not leave automated messages.

Please visit: https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/phone/telemarketing/identit.htm to learn more about Caller ID spoofing, and how to protect yourself.

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Our office is closed to the public

Please note that due to the Provincial Shutdown, our office is closed to the public until further notice.

For community, social, health-related and government services, please call 2-1-1.

Donations can be made online at www.uwlg.org.

If you need to reach us, call 613-342-8889, leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Shed raffle winner announced!

Please tune into facebook to see the winning ticket drawn: 

https://www.facebook.com/carsforsaleinthe1000islands/videos/396600781630012

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