211 is a human service database that offers information and referral on the wide range of community, social, non-clinical health and related government services. 211 can be utilized by dialing 2-1-1 and speaking to a live 211 representative or by visiting www.211ontario.ca. 211 helps individuals navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 100 languages for free!
Currently in the Sudbury & Nipissing Districts, United Way is working in conjunction with 211 by participating in data accuracy and community outreach. We are increasing service accessibility for those in our community by promoting this great service!
When you don’t know where to turn, turn to 211.
United Way Centraide Sudbury and/et Nipissing Districts and the Sudbury Wolves officially announced their philanthropic partnership with the launch of the "Wolves United" fund, which will support local youth development and youth mental health services. As the team embarks on A New Era of Wolves Hockey, their corporate values and commitment to improving the health and well being of our community is a vision shared by United Way Centraide.
This innovative partnership will advance United Way Centraide's 2017 local focus by prioritizing the identified concern of youth and youth mental health within our community.
WOLVES United aims to:
• Save & Invest in Youth/Youth Mental Health
• Create Unique Events Raising Awareness
• Support & Advocate for Youth/Youth Mental Health
• Develop local/regional grants
• Create Youth Volunteer Opportunities
• Develop Wolves United Ambassador Program
United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts is proud to partner with Union Gas to provide low income households assistance with their gas bills. The Home Weatherization Program provides low-income clients living in single family homes with a free home energy audit and envelope upgrades including attic insulation, wall insulation, basement insulation and draft-proofing measures. Basic measures including showerheads, aerators, pipe insulation and programmable thermostats are provided to qualified clients at the time of the home energy audit if they have not previously received them from Union Gas.
You can save up to 30% on your gas heating bill each year by participating in this program. More than 9,400 homes have already participated in Ontario and 81% deem to be highly satisfied with their experience.
Aboriginal Secondary School Awards
Each year, United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts and N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre proudly host the Aboriginal Secondary School Awards (ASSA). ASSA is also sponsored by the Greater Sudbury Police Services, Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, Gezhtoojig Employment and Training, Rainbow District School Board and Sudbury Catholic District School Board. This event is also supported by Laurentian University and White Buffalo Road. The awards celebration is founded on principles of partnership with the Aboriginal community, teachers, guidance counselors, principals, parents and the youth. It fosters encouragement, acknowledgement, dignity, integrity and pride in aboriginal youth. Youth are nominated under a number of categories including academics, community service, attendance excellence, artistic abilities, cultural recognition, extra-curricular involvement, most improved, best attitude, athletics, and leadership.
Canada Revenue Agency
The Community Volunteer Income Tax (CVIT) Program is a program of United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency. It is supported by a number of volunteers who prepare income tax returns for qualifying families and individuals. The program is hosted at the United Way office as well as at offsite locations such as in public libraries and senior homes.
We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to the volunteers who help to make this program such a success! Without their commitment and hard work, thousands of individuals would not receive this vital service at no cost.
Would you like to volunteer for this program?
CVIT runs from the beginning of March until the end of April. (Exact dates may vary from year to year.)
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is closed for the year.
If you need your income tax done, please contact Tom at 705-566-6156.
The message on the answering machine will tell you where and when the next income tax clinic will be scheduled.Taxes will be completed on a first come first served basis only. No appointments.
- United Way has been involved in the CVIT Program since 1997
- Over the last 9 years, an estimated 34,000 income tax returns have been filed which amounts to an estimated total value of 2 million dollars
- Over 50 volunteers annually assist this program
- In 2015, 4030 returns were completed resulting in a value of $322,000
United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts has recently developed a new partnership with Contact North. As a not-for-profit corporation, Contact North provides direct services and supports in English and French to students and prospective students in Ontario's 24 public colleges, 22 public universities and 250 literacy and basic skills and training providers. Using its services free of charge, United Way plans to develop online application and program training in order to fulfill its mandate to service communities within United Way's geographical catchment area.
President's Advisory Council
Michael Cullen, executive director of United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts has recently been appointed to a one-year term for the President’s Advisory Council for United Way Centraide Canada. This council was created in 2005 as a means of bringing together key United Way staff leaders to advise United Way Canada on movement-wide issues and initiatives.
Currently, Cullen sits on the United Ways of Ontario Council that represents 41 United Ways across the province of Ontario. His role is to represent the interests and issues that we face in Northern Ontario.