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June 7, 2022 | Tapestry Hall, Cambridge, ON

A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY SPIRIT

We are so very excited to be able to celebrate YOU in person at United Way Waterloo Region Communities’ 2022 Annual Spirit Awards. Please join us as we say “thank you” and honour all those who have shown us what Community Spirit really means.

Thank you to our Spirit Awards sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Award Sponsors

Spirit Awards Nominees

Driving community change

SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD

The Spirit of the Community Award honours an individual, group, organization, or agency that personifies exceptional community spirit, team spirit and spirit of generosity through their significant overall partnership with United Way, deepening our community building partnerships.

Award Nominees
  • Communitech
  • Google
  • Victus Academy
  • Vidyard
 
winner
Vidyard

LABOUR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD

The Labour Community Partnership Award honours a labour partner whose members have shown dedication to the community through exceptional financial and volunteer support, exemplifying the sustained and rewarding relationship between the labour movement and United Way.

AWARD Nominees
  • Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Waterloo
  • United Steelworkers South Central Ontario Area Council
  • United Steelworkers Local 4610
  • Waterloo Region District School Board and Labour Partners
  • Waterloo Regional Labour Council
 
WINNER
Waterloo Region District School Board and Labour Partners

Outstanding Volunteer Award

The Outstanding Volunteer Contribution Award honours an individual our group for outstanding volunteer service, celebrating selfless spirt and a commitment to community.

AWARD NOMINEES
  • Deb Lindsay
  • Han Nguyen
  • Jessica Manarang
  • Ken Reid
  • Rebecca Tascona
  • Sandi Young
  • Steve Jennings
 
WINNER

Rebecca Tascona & Ken Reid

OUTSTANDING AGENCY AWARD

The Outstanding Agency Award is presented to a funded agency, which, through their collaborative effort with United Way, shows outstanding leadership and dedication while continuing to drive change and impact in the community.

AWARD NOMINEES
  • Focus for Ethnic Women
  • Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre
  • Kind Minds Family Wellness
  • Social Development Centre of Waterloo Region
  • Spectrum
  • Volunteer Waterloo Region
  • YW Kitchener-Waterloo
 
WINNER

Social Development Centre of Waterloo Region

OUTSTANDING WORKPLACE CAMPAIGN AWARD (Small-mid)

The Outstanding Workplace Campaign Award (small – mid size organization) Award acknowledges the Employee Campaign Manager and workplace that have shown outstanding efforts in informing and engaging employees while increasing donations in a smaller workplace.

AWARD NOMINEES
  • EY
  • Freedom Pet Supplies
  • Gowling
  • Kieswetter Motors
  • KPMG
  • OLG
  • P&H Milling Group and Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 175 / 633
  • Reliance
 
WINNER

P&H Milling Group and Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 175 / 633

OUTSTANDING WORKPLACE CAMPAIGN AWARD (Large)

The Outstanding Workplace Campaign Award (large organization) recognizes an organization that has shown outstanding efforts in informing and engaging employees ultimately leading to increased donations, participation, and overall support of United Way.

AWARD NOMINEES
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • LCBO
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Scotiabank
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
  • University of Waterloo
  • Waterloo Regional Police Service
 
WINNER

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.

Ken Seiling Community Leader Award

WINNER

Bryan Larkin