Canada Revenue Agency - CVIT
The Community Volunteer Income Tax (CVIT) Program is a United Way Centraide North East Ontario/ Nord-est de l'Ontario program supported by volunteers who prepare income tax returns for qualifying families and individuals, free of charge. The program is hosted during March and April at the United Way office as well as at offsite locations such as public libraries.
Did You Know...
- United Way has been involved in the CVIT Program since 1997
- Over the last 9 years, an estimated 34,000 income tax returns have been filed which amounts to an estimated total value of 2 million dollars
- Over 50 volunteers annually assist this program
2-1-1 is a human service database that offers information and referrals on a wide range of community, social, non-clinical health and related government services. Accessing the service is easy. Simply dial 2-1-1 to speak to a referral specialist or visit www.211ontario.ca. This essential community service is confidential and available 24/7 in over 150 languages.
Home Bonus Program
The Home Bonus Program connects qualifying homeowners with programs that can help with weatherization upgrades for greater comfort, lower utility bills and healthier air quality, all at zero cost to you. Partnering programs include:
- Home Weatherization Program offered through Union Gas
- Home Assistance Program offered through Save on Energy
- AffordAbility Fund offered through the Ontario Government
Examples of home upgrades may include:
- Insulation for basement, walls and attic
- Water-saving products
- Programmable thermostat
- Carbon monoxide detector
To find out more about eligibility requirements or to complete an application, please call 705-560-3330 or visit your local United Way office:
- Sudbury Location: 957 Cambrian Heights Drive, Unit 201, Sudbury
- North Bay Location: 222 McIntyre Street, West
- Timmins Location: 221 Third Avenue, Unit 105
Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Aboriginal Secondary School Awards
Each year, United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l'Ontario and N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre proudly host the Aboriginal Secondary School Awards (ASSA). ASSA is also sponsored by the Greater Sudbury Police Services, Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, Gezhtoojig Employment and Training, Rainbow District School Board and Sudbury Catholic District School Board. This event is also supported by Laurentian University and White Buffalo Road. The awards celebration is founded on principles of partnership with the Aboriginal community, teachers, guidance counsellors, principals, parents and the youth. It fosters encouragement, acknowledgement, dignity, integrity and pride in aboriginal youth. Youth are nominated under a number of categories including academics, community service, attendance excellence, artistic abilities, cultural recognition, extra-curricular involvement, most improved, best attitude, athletics, and leadership.
United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l'Ontario has developed a partnership with Contact North. As a not-for-profit corporation, Contact North provides direct services and supports in English and French to students and prospective students in Ontario's 24 public colleges, 22 public universities and 250 literacy and basic skills and training providers. Using its services free of charge, United Way plans to develop online application and program training in order to fulfill its mandate to serve communities within United Way's geographical catchment area.
Unions are an important force for democracy, not just in the workplace, but beyond. Here in Canada, we have a strong social safety net in place to catch us when we need help, and that’s due in part to the strength of the labour movement. United Way and Labour have been partners for more than 30 years, since the inception of our local United Way in 1982. The partnership developed around a common interest: ensuring that workers and their families have access to social services in their community.
Many of the workplaces that run fundraising campaigns are unionized, but the partnership goes deeper than just financial support. Labour representatives volunteer with United Way as members of the United Way Board of Directors and participate in the decision-making process around policy and allocation of funds as well.
Our Labour Program offers many different community services including the Labour Community Advocate Training. This training helps workers find effective solutions and community support for issues outside the scope of their collective agreements. Labour Community Advocates are often the first contact for co-workers facing issues. Please contact our Director of Labour for more information.