About United Way Simcoe Muskoka
At United Way Simcoe Muskoka, our mission statement embodies the work we do: To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.
United Way Simcoe Muskoka is a registered Canadian charity (Reg. # 11879 9485 RR0001) working to advance the common good and create opportunities for a better life for everyone across our region. Working in partnership across sectors and levels of government, we mobilize people and resources to address the root causes of social problems and to change community conditions for the better. Established in 1949, United Way Simcoe Muskoka supports agencies that provide services to strengthen individuals, families and communities; and collaborates with community partners to eliminate systemic barriers to healthy, safe and independent lives.
How United Way Simcoe Muskoka operates
A volunteer board of directors composed of community leaders governs United Way Simcoe Muskoka. The board oversees how donor money is used, shapes our strategic vision and plan, and monitors organizational performance. The Campaign Cabinet is the driving force behind our annual campaign and is made up of business and community leaders who meet with colleagues and peers to encourage the participation of their organizations in the United Way campaign. The Campaign Cabinet’s effort ultimately involves thousands of volunteers, and reaches into workplaces large and small across the region. Dale Biddell, our CEO, manages the operations of United Way Simcoe Muskoka and oversees its staffing complement.
Ensuring we’re accountable and trustworthy
Committed to organizational accountability and transparency, United Way Simcoe Muskoka continues to be a registered charity in good standing complying with all relevant legislation. Our annual report and audited financial statements are published annually on our website.
Highly efficient fundraising practices
United Way Simcoe Muskoka is an extremely cost-efficient way to support your community. Organizing workplace campaigns is less expensive and raises more money than most other fundraising methods. We leverage substantial volunteer support and operate economically, so MORE of the donation received goes back to the community!