Our impact

We support our community

We raised $260,000 that will help fund programs that fight poverty in our community.

Here’s the impact that had:

  • Contributes 4.2% of the United Way Waterloo Region Communities’ results. This contribution:
  • Supports programs that helps those in need of counselling and mental health services receive what they require
  • Provides funding to services that help local immigrants connect with their new community
  • Funds youth programs around the region
  • Supports programs that help those living in poverty in our community

Testimonial card that says "I support the United Way because everyone deserves to feel loved and cared about"


    2017 campaign highlights

    • During the fall campaign, 138 campus volunteers organized events and activities that make working here that much more fun:
      • 68 events planned across campus
      • $27,000 raised through events
    • The largest single donation was $11,500
    • Our average donation was $477.62
    • We saw 89 first time donors join the campaign (that’s from our over 480 total donors!)

    Members of Waterloo’s Executive Council heeded Dean of Arts, Doug Peers, call to donate, which meant the Deans had to parade through Senate on October 17 in Wizard of Oz costumes.

    The cast of characters included:

    • Dean of Engineering Pearl Sullivan as Dorothy
    • Dean of Arts Doug Peers as Toto
    • Dean of Applied Health Sciences James Rush as the Tinman
    • Dean of Science Bob Lemieux as the Lion
    • Dean of Environment Jean Andrey as Scarecrow (there in spirit)
    • Dean of Mathematics Stephen Watt as the Wicked Witch of the West

    The deans dressed up as Wizard of Oz characters

    • The first Souper Wednesday was held on October 18; over 145 campus community members made a donation and enjoyed a bowl of soup served by campus celebrity chefs
    • Athletics donated $1 from every ticket at the October 27 women’s volleyball home opener
    • The Smile Cookie drive organized by Food Services from September 11 to September 17, 2017 at their Tim Hortons locations brought in more than $1,500