In 2015, the United Way Leeds & Grenville was able to dedicate a portion of funds to supporting students in the local area who have demonstrated an active commitment to volunteerism.
The goal of the Student Leaders of our Community Award (SLCA) is to encourage ambitious high school students to be active in leadership roles throughout their community demonstrated through a dedication to volunteerism.
If you are a successful candidate of the SLCA, you will be awarded $500. There are four (4) awards available. Two (2) from each school board.
Who is Eligible?
Bursaries are made to individuals who meet the following criteria:
• Student (including mature student) will be graduating from a secondary school in Leeds & Grenville (any schools belonging to the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO))
• Student has been accepted into a post-secondary program
• Student has demonstrated significant volunteer involvement in his/her community
• Student demonstrates financial need
Completion of the application in full is a requirement in order to be considered. Proof of post-secondary acceptance is also necessary supporting documentation that must accompany the application.
All materials must be submitted to your school principal and received by no later than Friday, June 1, 2018. Please ensure your application is submitted in full. A pre-review will take place, at which time principals will pass along their recommendations to the United Way Leeds & Grenville bursary panel. Two successful candidates will be selected from the UCDSB and another two from the CDSBEO.
Download the registration form.
Join as at the All Candidates Community Conversation on Poverty Reduction in Leeds & Grenville at the Employment & Education Centre.
Our office will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2 for the Easter holidays. We'll be back in the office Tuesday, April 3 at 8am.
Please visit https://andrewkizell.smugmug.com/UNITED-WAY-2018/UNITED-WAY-Volunteer-Appreciation-Event-2018/ to view all of the photos taken at our event.
At our Volunteer Appreciation event on Tuesday, February 27 we announced that we raised $827,101 in Leeds & Grenville during our 2017 campaign. We also honoured our volunteers and presented awards to our sector winners.
Congratulations and thank you to our very deserving Award Winners for our 2017 Campaign!
Runner up, Health & Social Services - Connect Youth
Winner, Health & Social Services - SE LHIN
Runner up, Finance - BMO Nesbitt Burns
Winner, Finance - TD Prescott
Winner, Public Service - LCBO
Winner, Industrial "Foundation" - Chromatographic Specialties
Winner, Industrial "Core" - Trillium Health Care Products
Runner up, Industrial "Key" - Canarm
Winner, Industrial "Key" - Greenfield Global
Perseverance Award - P&G
Outstanding Campaign Award - Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Addictions & Mental Health
Outstanding Leadership Award - Shell Canada Products Brockville Lubricants
Collaboration Award - North Grenville Accessible Transportation & Kemptville District Home Support Inc.
Outstanding Event Award - Docs & Diamonds, Andy Jordan
Outstanding Corporate Award - 3M Canada
Please join us for our Volunteer Appreciation on February 27 from 6-9pm. Doors open at 6 and he appreciation event will be held from 6:15 - 7pm with the movie Wonder starting at 7pm. Tickets are just $5.00 for the event. The general public is welcome to attend the movie for $5.00. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (613) 342-8889.
About the movie Wonder - Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
Our office will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of Family Day. We'll re-open on Tuesday, February 20th at 8am.
Please note that our office will be closed Friday, January 26th for our annual staff planning meeting.
“Youth to Youth Board offers Funding to Youth Initiatives in Leeds & Grenville”
The Youth to Youth Board of United Way Leeds & Grenville announces the 2018 grant application for funding in support of youth initiatives within the Leeds and Grenville community.
Grants equal to $500 or less will be available for programs supporting youth that concentrate on, but are not limited to, providing affordable youth activities, improving the skills of youth, preparing youth for future endeavours and educating youth on the importance of advocacy. Organizations/Agencies who receive funding from the United Way Leeds & Grenville are not eligible for Youth to Youth Board grants. Grant applications are accepted until February 28th, 2018. Applications are available online at www.uwlg.org.
The Youth to Youth Board is a Junior Board of Directors for the United Way Leeds & Grenville. The high schools located within Leeds and Grenville have the opportunity to elect representatives to participate on the board. This year there are a high number of students on the Youth to Youth Board that appropriately represent and the youth within Leeds and Grenville.
Kelly Cole, Campaign Director for United Way says “investing in today’s youth, their projects and giving them opportunities to learn and grow builds stronger communities. We, at the United Way Leeds & Grenville are inspired by our Youth to Youth board who raise funds in their own schools to support local youth programs across Leeds and Grenville.”
Alexis Wharton, Youth to Youth Board President says “participating on the United Way Youth to Youth Board continues to be a phenomenal opportunity to ensure that there is a continuation of groups within the community that specifically concentrate on youth involvement. Our youth board persists to produce progressive impact within Leeds and Grenville with the understanding that the support has the ability benefit the community.”
For further information, please contact:
United Way Leeds and Grenville
President of Youth to Youth Board
United Way Leeds and Grenville