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About Us

Northumberland United Way has been changing the lives of people living in Northumberland County since 1969. As the largest non-governmental funder of locally-based health and social services in Northumberland County, we are dedicated to creating opportunities to improve lives and create a lasting, positive impact.

We do this by helping kids develop the skills they need to build strong, healthy relationships; by connecting families with social services in their community and supporting seniors remain independent in their home.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring people and resources together to build a strong, healthy, safe community for all.

Our Vision

An inclusive community where no one is left behind.

Our Values

  • We operate with transparency and accountability
  • We believe in maximizing the efficient use and impact of donor dollars
  • We encourage and promote volunteerism and volunteer leadership
  • We recognize that our donors, our volunteers, and our staff are essential to our success
  • We value innovative approaches to community services
  • We practice diversity and inclusion
  • We leverage the power of community partnerships

United Way Logo

The United Way helping hand symbol – a symbol of hope, of service, and of help to people in our communities.

The Rainbow

Represents hope for a better tomorrow.

Helping Hand

Symbolizes United Way’s support of programs, services, and people in local communities

Human Figure

Universal symbol for humankind; United Way cares about all people.


At United Way, we’re committed to ensuring our donors have the best possible experience. These policies allow us to meet the needs of our donors, steward donor dollars and ensure we’re keeping everyone’s information safe.

Reports & Policies

Our Team

It's our Radiothon &
Giving Tuesday!

Today’s the day! Join us for our 4th annual Radiothon presented by Cobourg KIA, broadcasting live on Classic Rock 107.9, 93.3 myFM, and Oldies 100.9. We’re bringing the excitement to you from Lauria Hyundai in Port Hope and The Market & Smør in Cobourg. Your support directly benefits the Northumberland Eats Voucher Program and other essential programs. Tune in now and be part of the positive impact!