Day of Caring at Pastew Place

The article “What Millenniums Want in the Work Place” by Forbes Magazine states that for 64 percent of 20 and 30-somethings making the world a better place is a priority when it comes to searching for their future employer. Last Friday, Pastew Place Detox Centre benefited from that mindset as…

Moving time

Over the last couple of weeks we have been slowly packing up The Redpoll Centre on Franklin Avenue preparing for our relocation to Shell Place. With just a couple of days before the move, most of the files are in boxes, walls have been cleared of pictures, and excitement is…

It’s all about integrity for Russell Thomas

The Oilsands Rotary Club honoured Russell Thomas, Director, Communications & Community Impact at The United Way of Fort McMurray, with its Integrity Award on May 6, 2015. Russell was also named a Paul Harris Fellow. The ceremony was held at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre, and surrounded by his…

Pitching in, together

The United Way team joined its neighbours in The Redpoll Centre and from Choices, the social profit organization located in the same building on Franklin Avenue, for a comprehensive cleanup of the neighbourhood. “This is something we have been doing for a number of years,” said Diane Shannon, Executive Director…

Wheelchair for a day

Our friends at Spinal Cord Injury Alberta are encouraging leaders in our community to spend the day in a wheelchair during the week of May 25-29.  Chair Leaders Enabling Access was developed in Nova Scotia several years ago and has grown into a national event. “We are hoping to make…

Lindsey passionate about making a difference

Lindsey Bradbury with Debbie Parsons, long-time United Way volunteer with Suncor.   One of our longest serving staff members at United Way is Lindsey Bradbury. In her years with the organization, she has filled multiple roles and has always demonstrated a level of commitment and passion for making a difference…

Finding the joy in the audit

First Monday back to work after over two weeks away from Christmas vacation and I was honestly skipping and bright-eyed over the month of auditing ahead of me! “Yup,” I said at our Monday staff meeting. “I am so excited for our yearly audit. It will be fun.” FUN? Peers…

Big city girl thrives in Community Investment role

Muna Yussuf is widely respected, by her colleagues at The United Way of Fort McMurray, volunteers on the Community Investment Committee, and the many agencies with which she works so closely.  With an unassuming demeanour and a bright smile, she is a strong member of our team, and a passionate…

Kiran Malik-Khan and the hijab

On Saturday, February 21st, Kiran Malik-Khan, Director of Stakeholder Relations at The United Way of Fort McMurray gave the “talk of her life” at TEDxFortMcMurray. She used the platform to effectively promote awareness about the hijab, the traditional head scarf worn by Muslim women. We were very proud of Kiran…

The Redpoll Centre, strengthening organizations and people

The Redpoll Centre on Franklin Avenue has been a successful nonprofit shared space for over 5 years. A professional office environment, made possible by generous support from the Suncor Energy Foundation, The Redpoll Centre has been home to The United Way of Fort McMurray and a number of nonprofit and…