Thousands will benefit from your support

When you give to Brant United Way, your donation is invested locally to address identified priority areas. Approximately 45,000 citizens or 1 in 3 will be helped by our 18 Member Agencies who deliver quality services and programs for citizens in our community. For many of these Agencies, the support from United Way is integral to their operation. Without it, many wouldn't be able to operate.

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Wednesday, February 11th is 211 Day!

Posted: February 10, 2015 in News

Join Brant United Way in celebrating 211 Day on February 11th (2/11). 211 is an award-winning 3-digit phone and online service helping Ontarians connect to the complete range of government and community-based health and social services. Calls are answered 24x7 by professional information and referral specialists who are trained to assess caller needs, and to refer callers to the most appropriate resources. Brant United Way is proud to be a funder of local 211 programs. Help us spread the word about 211 by sharing information on your social media pages with the hashtag #211Day or #MaketheRightCall or by sharing 211 materials at your office.

Community Impact Grants 2015: Call for Proposals

Posted: January 19, 2015 in News

2015 Community Impact Grants call for proposals are now open.

Highlights include:
  • Applications are welcomed in the priority areas of All that kids can be; From Poverty to Possibility; and Healthy people, strong communities
  • Focus of funding for 2015 will be on From Poverty to Possibility
  • Application deadline Friday, February 20, 2015 at noon
  • Information sessions February 5th and February 9th
  • For more information contact Sherry Haines
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Brant United Way is hiring Finance Coordinator and Database Coordinator: Deadline for applications is Monday, January 26.

Posted: January 19, 2015 in News
Finance Coordinator

Finance Coordinator, Brant United Way, Part-time Permanent (3 days per week)

The Finance Coordinator is an integral part of the Brant United Way team. Working under the direction of the Executive Director, the Finance Coordinator assists in the planning, organization, execution and evaluation of the ongoing financial position of the Agency.The Finance Coordinator is responsible for providing financial, administrative and clerical services in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations. The Finance Coordinator must comply with CRA regulations, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the financial by-laws, policies and procedures of Brant United Way. View job posting...

Database Coordinator

Brant United Way requires a part-time, permanent Database Coordinator (3 days per week).

The Database Coordinator is an integral part of the Campaign Team and the entire organization. This position reports to the Executive Director, but works closely with the Campaign Director and Finance Coordinator. The Database Coordinator is defined as the Information Technology professional that oversees all aspects of the ANDAR database. This would include database architecture design through implementation, administration, monitoring, tuning, systems back-up, migration and support. View job posting...

Brant United Way succeeds again thanks to a surge in community support!

Posted: December 18, 2014 in Press Releases

Thanks to the hard work of hundreds of volunteers and the incredible generosity of individual and corporate donors, the Brant United Way announced another successful achievement. The campaign brought in a total of $1,657,930. “The last month of the campaign has been a nail-biter. We knew a few weeks ago that we were $40,000 short of hitting target and decided to reach out to the community to quantify that shortfall for them. We launched a social media campaign, #StepUp4Brant, which got a lot of traction. We had many new or increased donors come on board and we are pleased to announce that a number of new businesses joined our list of supporters in the past few weeks.” said Lauren Theobalds, interim Campaign Director of the Brant United Way. “I am so proud of our community for what they have accomplished – they stepped up when we said we were short, and they’ve made this success a reality!” Read more!

Community responds to United Way’s plea – over $20,000 raised in 2 weeks

Posted: December 12, 2014 in Press Releases

Having announced a $40,000 shortfall on November 25th, the United Way is happy to announce that the community has stepped up to help. As of December 12th, the shortfall has shrunk to $20,000. Shortly after revealing the news of the shortfall, local businessman, Wayne Branchaud, challenged the community to follow his lead and step up for Brant United Way. The #StepUp4Brant appeal encouraged individuals to make their donation and spread the word on social media. Since launching the #StepUp4Brant challenge, over $20,000 of corporate and individual gifts has been donated to the local agency. Read more!

#StepUp4Brant !

Posted: December 2, 2014 in News
Last week the Brant United Way announced it is projecting a $40,000 shortfall for its campaign. The news was released and soon individuals and companies began to inquire about how they could help the community campaign. Among them was local businessman and volunteer, Wayne Branchaud.

Wayne Branchaud understands the rationale behind stepping up. At his company, Stepright Capital Planning, he works to help individuals make sound decisions and strong plans for their financial stability. As a community volunteer, he knows that the United Way is helping over 18 local agencies and more than 60 programs to help children, families and individuals succeed. Without donors like him, he knows that the United Way may not be able to serve the over 45,000 people that they do annually. Wayne is hoping that you will join him this year to #StepUp4Brant.

On Wednesday, December 3rd, the United Way is launching a social media tool to help individuals and businesses spread the word that they have supported the campaign, and to challenge their friends and colleagues to do the same. This tool, a Facebook and Twitter cover photo, was designed by Paris, Ontario’s Slide Communications, and was created in an attempt to spread the word about the community campaign’s shortfall, and to encourage people to give a little more at this time of the year.

Our aim is to raise an additional $5,000 between December 3rd and December 14th. Will you #StepUp4Brant with us?

To #StepUp4Brant is simple:

  1. Make your donation to the United Way in-person, at work, or online at
  2. Download and change your Facebook and Twitter cover photos using the links at the bottom of this story of by visiting
  3. Between December 3rd and December 14th join the conversation. Share on social media and challenge your friends to make their donation using the hashtag #StepUp4Brant. Give where you live and help thousands in your own region.
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Want to spread the word, but aren’t sure where to start? Use one of the following stats or messages to share with your social media circles the work of the Brant United Way is so important to our community.

  • #Didyouknow the Brant United Way supports over 60 programs and services in our region? Read about them: #StepUp4Brant
  • #Didyouknow last year thanks in part to the United Way, 1,196,848 snacks were served to kids in our local schools? #StepUp4Brant with me and help the United Way!
  • #Didyouknow last year thanks in part to the United Way, 1,588 rides were given by volunteers to seniors in need of transportation? #StepUp4Brant with me and help the United Way!
  • #Didyoukow last year thanks in part to the United Way, thousands of pounds of food were purchased for our local foodbank? #StepUp4Brant with me and help the United Way!
  • I have donated! Join me and together we can make a difference #StepUp4Brant
  • Not really sure the impact of the United Way? See for yourself #StepUp4Brant

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United Way asks Community to help prevent $40,000 Shortfall

Posted: November 25, 2014 in Press Releases

Brant United Way is projecting a $40,000 shortfall for its 2014 Campaign. This year’s goal is $1.651 million, on par with the achievement of 2013. “We came into this campaign knowing that the needs in our community were high, but after listening to our supporters, we understood that they could not withstand an increased target. But we also know that our funded agencies need us more than ever. Missing this target would have a significant impact in our community.” said France Thibeault, 2014 Campaign Chair. Read more!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

Posted: November 20, 2014 in News

The holiday season brings so much joy and cheer to so many people across the world. Days are filled with warm drinks, shopping trips, great deals and holiday cheer!

This time of year also brings reflection. How many things we are thankful for and things we get to look forward to. It should also be a time to give to those who may not be able to feel so joyful at this time of year.

Sharing with others is one way to bring joy to not just ourselves during the holidays but to others. Giving Tuesday is a national campaign that runs between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Between two of the most expensive shopping days of the year, take the time to give back to your community.

Be a part of the bigger change happening in Brantford, County of Brant and Six Nations. Give to the Brant United Way to support the community at large and see change happening throughout the year.

During this special day, just take a few moments and give back.

Donations can be made online at or by calling 519-752-7848.

A team effort for the community...

Posted: November 17, 2014 in News

Accomplishment [ac·com·plish·ment]; noun: something has been achieved successfully.

Accomplishment means so much more than just success. To our community accomplishment can go a long way. While we try and accomplish the job of supporting programs and services that better care for the people in Brantford, County of Brant and Six Nations of the Grand River, it depends on a lot of little successes along the way.

Did you know that there are well over 200 workplaces who run their own employee-driven campaigns from September to December? The commitment from these workplaces and the charitable nature of their employees helps United Way to continue to support programs and services locally. Recently, there’s been a number companies whose dedication to their community has far exceeded what was thought possible this year. Read more!

A company’s dedication to it’s community...

Posted: October 28, 2014 in News

Success: [suh k-ses]; the accomplishment of one's goals.

Success means so much more than that to our community. Success for the United Way means more support for programs and services and therefore better care for the people in Brantford, County of Brant and Six Nations of the Grand River.

Here at Brant United Way, there are many workplaces who run campaigns from September to December. The dedication and commitment from these workplaces helps United Way to continue to support the programs and services in the community.

Recently, there’s been a few companies whose dedication to their community has far exceeded what was thought possible for this year. Read more!

Meet Odelia, the newest member of the United Way Loaned Representative Family

Posted: October 21, 2014 in News

The Loaned Representative program is an essential part of the Brant United Way Annual Campaign, providing a full time paid staff to the campaign team for the 16 weeks that the annual fundraising drive runs. This year’s loaned representative is Odelia Ho and she has been sponsored by Wilfrid Laurier University‘s Brantford campus. Originally from Hong Kong, Odelia is a third year Business and Computer Science student from Wilfrid Laurier University, and her placement is a part of the university’s co-operative education program. We are so happy to have her on our team at Brant United Way this fall. Read more!

Volunteer Success Story: Meet Brian

Posted: September 18, 2014 in News

If you have been by 125 Morrell Street in the last few months you might have seen a few things that you don’t normally see in front of a regular office building. Budding vines, ripe red tomatoes, plump purple eggplants and usually a gardener with a few little helpers tagging along.

Meet Brian... gardener, giver, teacher, volunteer.

“It’s a way of giving back to a community without the huge splashy dollar figure,” he says in a quiet voice, he himself could never be called ‘splashy’ either but his spirit is unmistakably brilliant. Read more!

Brant United Way Unveils 2014 Campaign Goal

Posted: September 5, 2014 in News

On September 5th, 2014, Brant United Way launched their campaign at the Rotary Club of Brantford meeting at the Brantford Golf and Country Club. Campaign Chair, France Thibeault, announced the goal for the 2014 fundraising Campaign. The goal for this year is $1,651,000. The Brant United Way has a long-term commitment to our community. This year’s goal is a reflection of both the community need and the capacity of our local supporters.

“This campaign truly belongs to the individuals and organizations that rally around the United Way each year. It’s the epitome of a community-wide effort. Thanks to our donors, thousands receive assistance across Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations of the Grand River. With another successful campaign in 2014, we can ensure these supports are available for community members in the years to come. Change starts right here in our community – change starts with you.”

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Our Focus

All that kids can be

Giving children and youth opportunities to reach their potential.

Healthy people,
strong communities

Families are strengthened with support, and people are given tools to live independently.

From poverty to possibility

People are given life's necessities.