What we do2020-01-03T10:27:37-05:00

How We Fund

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes Funding Application

The United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes Funding Application process is now OPEN! The deadline for submission is February 3, 2020, at 12 p.m.

2020 Funding Application

Supplementary Fundraising Form

DEFINITIONS for Section A4

Mona Hall Legacy Fund Letter of Intent

Mona Hall Legacy Fund Letters of Intent are no longer accepted for the 2019 year. Deadline for Letters of Intent was 4:00 p.m. on November 22, 2019..

Three Pillars

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes funds programs that fall under the following categories:

From Poverty to Possibility

From Poverty to Possibility

  • Food Security
  • Housing Stability
  • Employment
  • Financial Literacy and Individual Support

All That Kids Can Be

All that Kids Can Be

  • Success in School
  • Community Engagement and Leadership Development
  • Emotional and Physical Wellbeing
  • Community Wide Strategies

Healthy People, Strong Communities

Healthy People, Strong Communities

  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Sexual and/or Domestic Violence
  • Neighbourhood Development and Engagement
  • Leadership Development
  • Volunteer Engagement

Financial Reporting and Governance

The United Way takes great care in the stewardship of donor trust and donor dollars. We accomplish this in a number of ways: reporting back to the community regarding fund allocation and distribution; managing operating expenses and minimizing fundraising expenses through the support of volunteers and the solicitation of pro bono services wherever possible. Our year –round fundraising and administration costs fluctuate between 9 – 12% which is well below that of many other agencies and the 35% cost-revenue ratio that the Canada Revenue Agency recommends charities maintain. We are committed to running an efficient organization that ensures as much of every dollar possible is directed back to the community we serve.

There are 123 United Ways across Canada, each of which is a registered charity governed by an autonomous Board of Directors. This Board of Directors is made up of local citizens who are engaged volunteers. In conjunction with the staff and other volunteers, the Board works to build a strong, caring community and responds to a broad range of human needs and programs.
The money that is raised here in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County remains here. All funds are allocated locally to support our community.

Our financial statements are audited annually and presented at our Annual General Meeting. Your United Way is compliant with United Way Canada’s Transparency and Accountability Financial Standards and Canadian accounting standards for not- for- profit organizations.
Want to know more? Check out our CRA Status here and see our audited financial statements here (2016).

What We Fund

VCCS Employment Services2019-08-15T09:02:43-04:00

VCCS Employment Services develops and delivers employment programs and related services to residents in the City of Kawartha Lakes and surrounding areas.



  • Funded Programs: Generation Connections Mentoring
  • Total Programs Impacted: 1
  • United Way 2019 funding: $12,819.60
  • Mailling Address: 370 Kent St. W., Lindsay, ON K9V 6G8
  • Telephone: (705) 328-0180
  • Email: local@vccs.work  
The Canadian Mental Health Association2019-08-15T08:31:47-04:00

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Kawartha Lakes Branch works with individuals, families and community partners in providing services to promote and enhance the mental health and wellness of those living within the communities we serve.

  • Funded Programs: Voluntary Trusteeship program
  • Total Programs Impacted: 1
  • United Way 2019 funding: $7,122
  • Mailing Address: 33 Lindsay St. S. Second Floor Unit C, Lindsay, ON K9V 2C5
  • Telephone: (705) 328-2704
  • Email: info@cmhahkpr.ca
Early ON Child and Family Centre2019-08-15T08:35:55-04:00

Early ON Child and Family Centre promotes, supports and enables healthy development of children and families providing