News & Events

Show Your Local Love Fest - Western's United Way Kick Off

Thank you to everyone who had a chance to stop by Western's Show Your Local Love Fest - it was an amazing way to kick off our United Way Campaign. With one in five kids in our local area living in poverty our support is critical to the health of our community. 

Kathryn McAuley announced as Western's 2019 Sponsored Employee

Kathryn McAuley has started a 16 week, full-time secondment as Western's Sponsored Employee in support of our 2019 United Way campaign. Kathryn brings strong skills to the role through her experience as a Stewardship & Compliance Officer within the Alumni Relations and Development portfolio.

Please welcome Kathryn as she travels around campus in support of our campaign to make real and lasting change in our community.

Western Shows #LocalLove

Western's United Way Campaign is London's largest employee/retiree generated campaign and it is very clear that Western community members truly want to show the London area their Local Love.

Highlights from the 2018 campaign include:

- an increase in overall donors
- donation of 120 boots to the GenNext Boot Drive
- outstanding support from all our United Way volunteers

Thank you to everyone who helped support United Way Elgin Middlesex in their work to reduce family poverty, support youth success and change lives right here at home.









How you can help


Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved and show your support for United Way. Plan to show your purple support to the following activities:


Scotiabank StairClimb for United Way

Thursday, Nov. 7
One London Place

Join a team or start your own and get ready to climb. Click here to learn more.

Coffee Day for United Way

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 – Pick up a large or x-large hot beverage at one of our campus eateries and 25 cents goes to the United Way.



United Way Day of Caring

Team Western supports SARI Therapeutic Riding at the United Way Day of Caring

Day of Caring

During the Day of Caring dedicated teams of workplace volunteers complete meaningful, hands-on projects at United Way funded agencies and programs. This year, close to 500 volunteers showed their local love in action across the region.

Thank you to all the Western staff who shared their time and energy at this year's event.


When you support the United Way, your donation stays local. Your financial support is invested in programs that have the proven ability to change people's lives and helps make our community stronger, healthier and more productive.