About United Way Cape Breton


United Way Cape Breton is an autonomous organization operated by a voluntary Board of Directors chosen from the community it serves which governs decision-making. In addition, United Way Cape Breton has three paid staff that runs the organization.

Q:  What standards does United Way Centraide Canada set for United Way Cape Breton?

A:  Paid employees and volunteer board members have a fiduciary and moral responsibility to businesses and individuals in the community who donate to United Way Cape Breton. Membership to United Way Centraide Canada is governed by a membership agreement which gives United Way Cape Breton the right to use the United Way Centraide name and logo and requires that they abide by certain standards.  The membership agreement signed by United Way Cape Breton contains standards of excellence related to: human resources; financial resources; financial support; communications; and management.

Q: Why give to United Way Cape Breton?

A: United Way Cape Breton brings communities together – business, labour, governments, voluntary sector organizations and residents – to improve individual lives and our collective living conditions. No other organization supports such a broad range of programs and services. 

By giving to United Way Cape Breton, you choose to pool your contribution with thousands of others so that United Way Cape Breton can make significant financial investments in solutions that get results. Some of the benefits of donating to United Way Cape Breton include:

  • The ability to contribute to a “whole of community” approach to tackling complex social issues. 
  • The ability to save organizations the cost of fundraising and receipting, allowing them to focus more of their resources where they are needed most. 
  • The convenience of making one charitable contribution to help many in need and receiving one tax receipt. 
  • The convenience of using payroll deduction to manage all of your charitable giving.

Strategic Plan (2016-2018)

To view United Way Cape Breton's Strategic Plan, please click here: Strategic Plan 2016-2018


Ann Terry Memorial Award

Harvey Webber Memorial Award


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