News Releases

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Making Vital Connections

By Catherine J. Woodman and Kevin Stoddart

 We live in a vibrant community, and it’s people across our region who make this a great place to live. Yet in every city, there’s a line that separates “have” and “have-not.” As citizens, we are all responsible for altering the line that divides.

United Way is working to reshape that line so it can encircle and connect us. We focus on unity, not disparity. We see opportunity rather than need. And we link people and support, so vital connections can be made.

United Way Halifax is dedicated to improving lives and changing social conditions. For more than 85 years, it has been a reliable, efficient, trusted community-change agent. With your support, we’ve helped many — seniors, newcomers, young people, parents, your neighbours, co-workers, students, clients, customers. All these individuals have the courage to change their own lives for the better. You may not know the names of everyone benefiting from support, but we can all share in the responsibility of making life better for others.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

United Way Deepens Impact

September 13, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For Immediate Release
United Way Halifax Deepens Community Impact
(Halifax NS) United Way Halifax is focusing on changing poverty to possibility and supporting healthy and active living to make a significant difference in the Halifax community.  Volunteers and staff have spent the past two years researching and reviewing the most pressing issues facing our community and adopting strategies to meet these two challenges. Many volunteers from all corners and sectors of our community along with funded agency representatives have been part of this deliberate and thoughtful change. 
Thursday, 30 August 2012

Tribute to Ruth Goldbloom

ruthgoldbloomHalifax is a better place thanks to Ruth Goldbloom. She worked tirelessly to make positive change and impacted people on many levels across the community. She was also the first woman to chair our annual campaign, and was a friend to many she met along the way. United Way is grateful for her support and offers sincere sympathy to her family. Please read more to hear about the many ways Ruth impacted Nova Scotians. 

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Meet Our Women United!

Women United web

Photo L to R
Back: Miriam Debly, Laura Gillham, Jennifer Parkhill
Middle: Meaghan Jackson, Menderia Smith, Mary Ellen Hallett, Elizabeth Irwin
Front: Sophie Watts, Abby Milbury, Cynthia Sullivan, Tammy Milbury.
Missing from photo: Fiona Bergin, Lisa Blackburn, Cheryl Hodder

To donate, please visit Women United

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Co-Chairs Banking On Success

May 16, 2012                                                                                                                      For Immediate Release

United Way Halifax Campaign Co-Chairs

Kim Mason and John Rogers Banking on Success


(Halifax NS) United Way Halifax 2012 Campaign Co-Chairs call their first meeting to order Wednesday May 16, 2012. Kim Mason, RBC Regional President, Atlantic Provinces and John Rogers, Q.C. Chief Executive Officer of Stewart McKelvey, have recruited an outstanding team of volunteer community leaders to chair divisions that include every workplace in our community.

“United Way is fortunate to have successfully engaged two top notch, respected community leaders in the 2012 annual workplace campaign,” says United Way Board Chair, Kevin Stoddart.  “Kim and John have proven themselves to be capable and effective leaders and they will be a powerful team.”         

Kim Mason received an Honours BA from the University of Western Ontario and completed an MBA at the Rotman School of Management. She was quick to engage in community when she moved to Atlantic Canada. She is currently a member of the board of directors for the Greater Halifax Partnership, QEll Foundation and the Dalhousie Medical Advisory Board. In her role with RBC, Kim develops strategy and manages the performance and delivery of products and services to more than 900,000 personal and business clients.

John Rogers graduated from Acadia and took Graduate Studies at Queen’s University before graduating from Dalhousie University with his law degree. He is immediate past chair of the IWK Health Centre board of directors, Governor of Acadia University, and served as Chair of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. John guides the strategic growth of Stewart McKelvey, Atlantic Canada’s largest and leading regional law firm.

The Campaign Co-Chair role at United Way brings the best mix of leadership skills to a table of incredible talent and ability. Their focus is to set a campaign goal based on community need and achieve that goal with the support of a dedicated staff team and more than 5000 volunteers in workplaces across Halifax.


United Way Halifax has been supporting this community since 1925. With a focus on key issues of poverty and health, volunteers and staff have identified four strategies based on community research to guide our work and engage partnerships and relationships with individuals, donors and organizations. United Way Halifax is committed to deepening and reporting our impact and changing social conditions for people in our community.



Carole McDougall

Director, Communications & Brand Management

United Way Halifax

(902) 461-3082 (Office)

(902) 499-3054 (Cell)

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