United Way Waterloo Region Communities'

2020 SPIRIT AWARDS

A Virutal Celebration of Community!

Winner announcements coming soon!

#LocalLove in a Global Crisis.

Over the past year, people in Waterloo Region have stepped up to support and protect the most vulnerable citizens in our community.

To celebrate the incredible generosity and #LocalLove of the workplaces & citizens in Waterloo Region, United Way Waterloo Region Communities' 2020 Spirit Awards is going virtual!

A Look Back on 2019 United Way Events & Campaign

Winner announcements coming soon!

2020 Spirit Award Nominees

RISING STAR AWARD

The Rising Star Award recognizes a new or returning campaign and/or ECM that has demonstrated outstanding initiative and visible growth throughout this year’s campaign efforts.

Award Nominees

  • Adam Lauder (City of Waterloo)
  • Lisa Armstrong & Brittany Kulchar (Carizon)
  • Brenda Jacob & Jeff Hunter (Langs)
  • LCBO Team
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
Award Sponsor:
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LABOUR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD

The Labour Community Partnership Award honours a labour partner whose members have shown dedication to the community through exceptional financial and volunteer support, exemplifying the sustained and rewarding relationship between the labour movement and United Way.​

Award Nominees

  • Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Waterloo Region
  • Unifor Kitchener Regional Office
  • United Steelworkers Local 4610
  • Waterloo Regional Labour Council

SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD

The Spirit of the Community Award honours an individual, group, or agency that personifies exceptional community spirit, team spirit and spirit of generosity through their significant overall partnership with United Way.

Award Nominees

  • Sydney Atwood (Conestoga College Student Engagement Committee)
  • Carizon Family & Community Service
  • Energy + Inc. United Way Committee
  • EY
  • Tracy Elop
  • Tom Galloway
  • KW Counselling Services
  • Mike Murray
  • Pearle Group
  • Anne Tinker
  • The partnership of Sleep Country Canada, Region of Waterloo, Mill Creek Motor Freight, Argus Residence and UWWRC Donate a Bed Program
  • University of Waterloo Campaign Committee
  • Linda Zensner
Award Sponsor:
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OUTSTANDING WORKPLACE CAMPAIGN AWARD (Large Organization)

The Outstanding Workplace Campaign Award recognizes an organization of 100+ employees that has shown outstanding efforts in informing and engaging employees ultimately leading to increased donations, participation, and overall support of United Way.

Award Nominees

  • Clarion Medical Technologies
  • Equitable Life
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
  • Wilfrid Laurier

OUTSTANDING WORKPLACE CAMPAIGN AWARD (Small to Mid-Size Organization)

The Outstanding Workplace Campaign Award of fewer than one hundred employees acknowledges the Employee Campaign Manager and workplace that have shown outstanding efforts in informing and engaging employees while increasing donations in a smaller workplace.

Award Nominees

  • BMO Financial Group
  • Carizon Family & Community Services
  • Gowling WLG
  • McCarter Grespan
  • Toyota Tsusho
  • Virtek

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER CONTRIBUTION AWARD

The Outstanding Volunteer Contribution award honours an individual or group for outstanding volunteer service, celebrating the selfless spirit in which volunteerism is offered.

Award Nominees

  • Veronica Chapman (KPMG)
  • Citizens for Cambridge
  • Bill Conway
  • Lisamaree Cormier
  • Robert Correll
  • Kristen Danson
  • EY Waterloo
  • Lynn Hall
  • Steve Jennings
  • Lisa MacArthur (TLG)
  • Kim McLeod
  • Ian Miles & Jane Hale-McDonald
  • Donald Paddock
  • Paul Rossi
  • Sunlife Campaign Committee
  • University of Waterloo Campaign Committee
Award Sponsor:
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OUTSTANDING AGENCY AWARD

Outstanding Agency Award is presented to a partner agency, that through their collaborative effort with United Way show outstanding leadership, and dedication while continuing to drive change and impact in the community.

Award Nominees

  • Cambridge Self Help FoodBank
  • Carizon Family & Community Services
  • Community Justice Initiatives
  • Kinbridge Community Association
  • KW Counselling Services
  • The Literacy Group
  • oneROOF
  • The Working Centre

KEN SEILING COMMUNITY LEADER AWARD

The Community Leader Award recognizes an exemplary public leader who, through extraordinary contributions and outstanding commitment, has driven the spirit of community through personal involvement and initiative. The individual selected for this award is identified by United Way WRC Board of Directors annually.
Award Sponsor:
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