Sponsored Employee Program
Each fall, United Way runs an annual fundraising campaign. With the dollars raised, we invest in programs and initiatives in our community that improve lives and strengthen the foundation of our community.
How we do it:
To raise funds, we partner with workplaces in the public and private sectors to raise dollars. In order to assist our small staff with supporting these workplaces, we rely on key partners to provide a Sponsored Employee for the duration of the 16 week Campaign. This employee works on behalf of United Way during this time. Sponsored Employees provide support to 300 workplace campaigns across the city. They work diligently with workplace volunteers to strategize, provide materials and deliver training.
- Repeated citywide positive exposure for your organization
- A stronger workplace campaign; employees who have completed the program can use their experience and skills to fill a lead role in your future United Way workplace campaigns
- Professional coaching and training for your employee
What's in it for employees?
The benefits of being a Sponsored Employee are numerous. They include development of the following:
- Teamwork and interpersonal skills
- Public speaking skills
- Negotiation skills
- Organization and facilitation skills
- Leadership skills
- Coaching and mentoring skills
- Time and project management skills
After the program is complete, employees return to their place of employment with over 500 hours of on-the-job experience providing them with enhanced skills, an expanded professional network and greater leadership potential.
- Collège Boréal
- Laurentian University
- Cambrian College
- Vale / Steelworkers Local 6500
- Xstrata Nickel / CAW Mine Mill 2020
- Canada Revenue Agency / PSAC
- Health Sciences North
- Ministry of Government Services (Sudbury)
- Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (Sudbury)
- Ministry of Transportation (Sudbury)
Sponsored Employee Brochure (bilingual)
Left to right: Katherince Cockburn - campaign coordinator, Gillian Scott - sponsored employee,
Denise Bélanger - sponsored employee, Tina Vincent-Gagnon - sponsored employee,
Maureen Hanley - sponsored employee, Michael Cullen - executive director, Vanessa Rehel
- sponsored employee, and Sarah Dost - program coordinator
TestimonialMaureen Hanley, Ontario Public Service Sponsored Employee, 2012
“Being a sponsored employee was a very positive experience on many levels. I was provided new experiences in a variety of environments which enabled me to develop new skills and brush up on some dusty ones.
Working with the wonderful team at United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts assisted me in realizing my goals and priorities; both professionally and on a personal level. I was able to learn about different agencies and how they are able to help meet the needs of those within my own community. I truly enjoyed my time at United Way; if given the chance, I would do it again”
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