United Way/Centraide SDG to host AGM and launch discussion on poverty

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United Way/Centraide SDG to host AGM and launch discussion on poverty


UWC SDG is inviting the community to join its Annual General Meeting in-person at the library or online via Zoom


Cornwall, Ontario (MAY, 2022) – The United Way Centraide SDG (UWC SDG) is hosting a hybrid AGM on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to join the staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and member agencies in-person at the Cornwall Public Library, or online through zoom to celebrate the work accomplished over the last year.

To attend, you must RSVP online at https://unitedwaysdg.com/event/2022-annual-general- meeting/ or call the UWC SDG office at 613-932-2051 to register for either the in-person presentation at the Cornwall Public Library or the virtual event on Zoom.

Join the UWC SDG team over lunch to learn about how they’ve worked with community partners, donors, businesses, and government officials to address the impact the pandemic has had and continues to have on our community. By collaborating with many stakeholders, the United Way has seen how the past two years have challenged our region in a multitude of ways. That’s why, this year, while still supporting the necessary work of its partner agencies, the organization has also addressed a few gaps of service and emerging needs with the creation of new programs and the development of new partnerships.

Those attending in-person are also invited to stay after the meeting and take a guided tour of the library to learn about how their new programs and tools are making the library more accessible to everyone in our community.

“Although this past year continued to bring so many challenges, our community members, our agencies, and other key stakeholders in the region rose to the occasion and really showed a passion for taking care of our community. The AGM will be a day of celebration for us, and for the community, as we are proud of what we’ve accomplished, and are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.” – said Juliette Labossière, UWC SDG Executive Director.

In addition, the AGM will feature the launch of a video that aims to prompt discussion around the realties of poverty right here in our own region. The 10-minute video created by Nicholas Seguin Creative features both community members telling their stories of living in poverty in SDG and agencies who work directly with this vulnerable population.

“If the United Way is to continue in its role of poverty reduction, it is important that we all have a common understanding of what poverty really looks like in our area.” – said Stephanie Lapointe, UWC SDG Campaign and Communications Coordinator.

About United Way/Centraide Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry: The United Way of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry is governed by a local Board of Directors, who, with United Way staff and volunteers help to raise funds that assist agencies throughout Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry. Our mission is to improve lives by working together with priorities focused on moving people from poverty to possibility, healthy people, strong communities and all that kids can be.

For more information on United Way/Centraide SD&G, or to donate, visit unitedwaysdg.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Together, we are possibility.

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