Success Stories!


2014 Campaign successes were celebrated with the presentation of results from various workplace campaigns, a special financial award from Derek Patterson & Rogers and the Campaign Spirit Awards.
Co Chairs Dr. Richard Myers and Dr. Michelle Atkin were thrilled to announce that the goal set by their Cabinet in September to raise enough funds to support 12,000 people had been achieved! In fact, we raised enough to support 12,045 people.

“We’re very pleased that this year’s campaign has met and exceeded its goal. It’s a confirmation for us that people here genuinely care about their community and fully appreciate how United Way supports it.” Co Chair, Dr. Michelle Atkin

“While we were pleased to lead this year’s campaign, Michelle and I know that the heavy lifting is done by the volunteers who organize and execute the workplace campaigns across the community. We’re grateful to all of those volunteers, and particularly glad to be able to recognize a few of them for their particularly good work.” Co Chair, Dr. Richard Myers

Algoma UniversityCampaign Presentations were made by:
1. Agero – Tammy Flammia, HR Administrative Assistant – $ 18,245 Corporate & Employee Campaign

2. Essar Steel Algoma – Natalie Plastino, Communication Specialist , HR – $351,210 – Corporate, Employee & Retiree Campaign

3. Sault College – Jill Pateman, Academic Quality Assurance Manager, $13,926 Employee Campaign

4. Algoma University – Dr. Richard Myers & Dr. Michelle Atkin – $18,3843 Employee Campaign
2014 Spirit Award Presentations

The United Way “Spirit Award” recognizes businesses, organizations, employees and volunteers that provide support to the United Way all year long and especially during our annual fundraising. Each award has specific criteria that must be met before being considered for the award. The Spirit Award Advisory Committee is made up of community volunteers from the Campaign Cabinet who review nominations and select the recipients to be recognized.

Sault CollegeKaitlyn Irwin, Campaign Manager presented Spirit Awards to the 2014 recipients.

2014 Best First Time Campaign Fairfield Inn and Suites

2014 Outstanding Corporate Campaign Award

Under 100 Employees McDougall Energy

100+ Employees Brookfield Renewable Energy

2014 Outstanding Employee Campaign Award

Under 100 Employees Great Lakes Power Transmission

100+ Employees Essar Steel Algoma

2014 Chair’s Award of Merit PUC Services Inc.

2014 Outstanding Funded Partners Campaign Algoma Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Centre
– Breton House

2014 Outstanding Volunteer Contribution Harlene Veldman

2014 Outstanding Volunteer – Speakers Bureau Randy Roy, Sault Search & Rescue

Leading the Way Ministry of Natural Resources &

Darren Derbowka, for participating in the Sponsored Employee Program

Making the Difference Scotiabank
Recognizes a business or organization that, together with their employees, makes outstanding contributions to our United Way and to other community organizations through financial support and participation.

Thom McDonough Public Service Sector Award Sault Ste. Marie Police Services
Recognizes the dedication and commitment of a United Way workplace volunteer or organization that goes above and beyond for United Way.

Presidents Award Rogers – KiSS 100.5 & Today’s Best Country 104.3
Recognizes a business or organization for their support to United Way through leadership and service to our funded partners and the community.