Passing the torch

ChangeMakers, United Way Awards Week

I can’t believe we have come to the end of the United Way Elgin Middlesex 2020-21 Campaign. Together, more than ever, our community pulled together to show our local love and help people, families and entire neighbourhoods.

As the United Way 2020 Campaign Chair & Chief ChangeMaker, I can honestly say I was in awe and truly inspired by the generosity of our community and by the commitment of our amazing volunteers and workplaces for being so United in Local Love. You truly made a real impact in the lives of our neighbours in need, right here at home.

Together, we helped parents working part-time jobs make ends meet, friends who were struggling with depression and anxiety access mental health resources virtually, and elderly family members receive basic needs and social supports in their home.

As the United Way 2021 Campaign begins, we would be remiss if we didn’t celebrate our successes in 2020 and the incredible impact of some very special ChangeMakers. Annually, we recognize volunteers or workplaces that have gone above and beyond to show their Local Love with our ChangeMaker Awards. Congratulations to all the winners below whose hard work and innovative ideas helped make our community a better place in a difficult year!

As we move into 2021, I will continue to support United Way Elgin Middlesex as a Campaign Cabinet member. I look forward to passing the baton to the United Way 2021 Campaign Chair, Penny Wise, President, 3M Canada. Penny is a passionate leader and will serve our community well as we move through this challenging time. The team at United Way Elgin Middlesex was able to chat more with Penny about the year ahead. You can read her story here.

Thank you again to this incredible community!

Trevor Squires
Chief ChangeMaker
United Way 2020 Campaign Chair
General Manager, McCormick Canada

Watch Trevor’s video

Outstanding Campaign Team
Small Workplace
EPCOR Natural Gas L.P.

Outstanding Campaign Team
Medium Workplace
HCL Logistics

Outstanding Campaign Team
Large Workplace
London Health Sciences Centre

Outstanding Workplace Champion
Small Workplace
Gabriela Wells

Outstanding Workplace Champion
Medium Workplace
Brady Oudman

Outstanding Workplace Champion
Large Workplace
Caitlin Savage

GenNext Ambassador Award
TD Bank Group

Rookie of the Year Award
Peter Gilbert

Innovator Award
Virtual Tour Powered by and South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre

Lifetime Achievement Award
Kelly Vanderwyst

Thank you to our generous sponsors

ChangeMakers 2021 sponsors

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