University of Waterloo United Way Campaign FAQ
Below is a list of several frequently asked questions. If you have any further inquires please connect with your department area representative or the Campaign Coordinator.
There are two ways to get involved with the University of Waterloo's campaign. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Please visit University of Waterloo's Event Food Safety website for this information.
We have moved away from the lottery style events (bingo, 50/50 draws) which gives us an opportunity to get creative in our fundraising efforts. Connect with your area representative for more information.
The deductions begin in the new year, after the campaign finishes. For example, for the fall 2023 campaign, deductions will begin January 2024.
We have laid out step-by-step instructions for using ePledge.
You can still donate by using the paper pledge form.
One-time designated donations paid during the campaign will be sent to the desired United Way location the following April. Donations made through payroll deduction will be sent to the chairty after all monies have been collected and remitted by the workplace to United Way Waterloo Region Communities. Example: A payroll deduction donation is pledged in the fall of 2023. The donation is collected from the employee and remitted to United Way Waterloo Region Communities throughout the following year (2024). The designations are distributed to the desired United Way location in April 2025.