News & Events

Kathryn McAuley announced as Western's 2019 Sponsored Employee

Starting on Aug. 26, Kathryn McAuley will begin 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 2018 United Way Campaign announced a total donation of $611, 866. This is London's largest employee/retiree generated campaign and it is very clear that Western community members truly wanted 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.

Poverty’s toll ‘unignorable’: Western's Sponsored Employee Jasmine Ball shares her journey

Jasmine Ball is an administrative co-ordinator in the office of the Associate Vice-President (Student Experience). She is a sponsored employee to the United Way Elgin Middlesex, and she shares this personal story of why she is involved … and how you can help.

One sentiment I’ve heard a lot recently, is that everyone knows about United Way, but not everyone sees its impact. Our community has the third highest rate of child poverty in all of Canada; that’s one in five children living below the poverty line. If this comes as a surprise to you, you’re in good company. It’s a surprise for many. The truth is, poverty is something many children learn to conceal.










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:

United Way Elgin Middlesex 3M Harvest Lunch

Wednesday, Sept. 18 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Bud Gardens - Tickets $10 (watch for ticket information)

Tim Horton's Smile Cookie Campaign

September 17-23. Buy a smile cookie at Timmies on campus and help Western's United Way campaign at the same time.

Show Your Local Love Fest

Thursday, Oct. 10 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
Concrete Beach UCC

Stop by Western's Official Campaign Kick Off on Concrete Beach. Hear some music, grab a bite to eat and soak up that community feeling that comes from working together for a great cause. Watch for more details.

United Way Stair Climb

Thursday, Nov. 7
One London Place


United Way Day of Caring

Team Western supports SARI Therapeutic Riding at the United Way Day of Caring on June 6, 2019

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 in London and Middlesex County. 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.


United Way Day of Caring 🎥

The possibilities are limitless - get involved in your department's/faculty's United Way campaign or volunteer at a United Way funded agency. Bringing your own unique blend of talents and interests can have a dramatic impact on your community and as an added bonus you'll learn about yourself.


United Way’s Community Impact Agenda identifies that United Way can create change not only through investments in critical programs and services, but also through efforts to advocate and mobilize our community to understand and respond to key issues that matter right here in our local Elgin, Middlesex and London area.