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United Way Centraide North East Ontario - Thursday, 19 September 2019

Poverty. Homelessness. Domestic Violence. Mental Health. Social Isolation. These are just a few of the #UNIGNORABLE issues affecting children, individuals, families, and seniors across our District.

On September 19th, United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l’Ontario with the support of partners, volunteers, and donors launched the 2019 Community Campaign, a campaign targeted to making local issues #UNIGNORABLE.

“Our goal this year is far greater than a number,” says Shelley Lachapelle, interim executive director and communications manager with UWCNEO. “It’s to strengthen and build partnerships, to explore opportunities, and to bring people together. As a community working towards a common goal, we know we can make a difference.”

Sam Guillemette, a volunteer with the 2019 Campaign Cabinet, added, “The needs in our community are varied and geographically widespread. United Way provides support to a wide array of community partners having the greatest overall impact. I hope that today’s #UNIGNORABLE launch will inspire and encourage community members to take an active role in making our community a place where all people have opportunities and supports to build brighter futures.”

Special guests Marlene Gorman, YWCA Genevra House; John Rimore, John Howard Society of Sudbury; and Cory Roslyn with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Sudbury & District shared insights and perspectives into the struggles and circumstances that can lead to domestic violence, homelessness, and poverty.

“The generosity and support that we receive from our community helps United Way invest in local programs and supports that tackle persistent, #UNIGNORABLE issues. We are asking you to give generously, to volunteer, and to take an active role in creating the community you are proud to call home.”



For decades, UWCNEO has been committed to making our community a place where everyone has an opportunity to succeed. In addition to research and advocacy, we invest in the most effective local programs in the areas of poverty, community and kids.