About Us

Mission Statement

“To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.”

Since its inception, United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador has grown from an idea to a reality. Established as United Way of Avalon in 2004, it quickly evolved into a provincial organization by 2009.

Keeping in line with United Way’s national focus areas, United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador partners with agencies and organizations province-wide to provide services that strengthen individuals, families, and communities within each of these 3 categories:

From Poverty to Possibility
Moving people out of poverty by meeting basic human needs through the provision of food, shelter, jobs, etc.

 Strong Communities
Improving access and availability of social and health-related support services needed to revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods and overall community engagement.

All that Kids Can Be
Providing youth with access to early literacy and development programs, recreational activities, mentors and other opportunities to discover and develop their talents and interests as they progress through school and into adulthood.

We follow a Statement of Values that are rooted in our priorities to:

  • Demonstrate trust, integrity, respect, inclusivity, and transparency
  • Energize and inspire volunteerism and volunteer leadership
  • Endorse innovation, partnerships, and collective action
  • Provide non-partisan leadership
  • Embrace diversity

 

PHILANTHROPY is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and
sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of
the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit
organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

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