United Way Hastings & Prince Edward hosted Annual General Meeting Tuesday, June 25th

June 26, 2019

Hastings & Prince Edward Counties, ON: United Way Hastings & Prince Edward invited community partners, supporters and the general public, to their Annual General Meeting. The event took place on Tuesday, June 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. at The Enrichment Hub, 250 Sidney St., Belleville.

At the event, United Way released its Community Impact Report for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The report highlighted accomplishments over the past year and spoke to how donations have benefited 44 agencies and 65 programs. The work of these agencies is reflected in at least one of the United Way’s three pillars: All That Kids Can Be, Strong Communities and From Poverty to Possibility. The report can be found at the following link:


“This past year our community celebrated something special, United Way Hastings & Prince Edward’s 60th anniversary. 60 years of collaboration. 60 years of community. 60 years of local love. This milestone provided an opportunity for all of us to reflect on past successes and to build on those successes as we plan for the future” says Board Chair—Tim Bannon.

 Zach Kruger from Wilkinson & Company LLP presented the auditors report and new directors Susan Thomas, Gail Walker, and Jeff O’Hare were elected to the board joining the current board members.

The guest speaker for the evening was Janeen Halliwell of People Minded Business. Janeen Halliwell is a principal consultant & trainer at People Minded Business Inc.(PMB), a company based out Belleville. She, and her business partner, Jennifer Keilty-Friesen, work with community service organizations throughout Ontario and across Canada boosting Organizational IQ – Innovation and Quality.

Executive Director — Brandi Hodge indicated that the local United Way is modernizing along with the rest of the United Way movement. As the organziation closed out the 60th year and bid welcome to the next 60 she outlined some of the new ways they’ll be engaging with the community. “I’ve been with United Way for 14 years, and the only constant in this movement, is that things are always changing. We are modernizing, as we have done many times before. We’ve already made some exciting shifts. We have some more work to do that we’re really excited about” said Hodge. Hastings & Prince Edward Media Release 2


About United Way Hastings & Prince Edward

United Way Hastings & Prince Edward provides leadership in a collaborative manner with our Funded Agencies and others to increase the capacity of our community to respond to human services needs. We support 1 in 4 people in our local community through the 45 agencies and over 65 programs we support.