Sponsored Campaign Representative Program - United Way Alberta Capital Region

Sponsored Campaign Representative Program

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A Transformational Experience

United Way’s Sponsored Campaign Representative Program offers a unique professional, personal and community development experience for the leaders of tomorrow – your up and coming employees.

By participating in our program you not only make a meaningful and measurable investment in the community, you also make an investment in your employees and your business.

In return, our program provides a great way to increase the profile of your organization and give your staff the opportunity to discover and develop untapped skills.

Benefits to Your Organization

Getting involved is good for business, employees and the community!

Position your organization as a community-minded employer of choice to recruit and retain great employees.

A Crucial Community Role

Working under the management and guidance of a United Way staff member, Sponsored Campaign Representatives play a crucial role in providing leadership and customer service to nearly 300 workplace campaigns. Well-run United Way campaigns make the greatest impact in helping create pathways out of poverty.

PCL is proud to have supported the Sponsored Campaign Representatives program since 1993, a decision we took because we know sponsored campaign representatives are key to making change in our community. We were also very excited to support the new mentorship program that helps foster a representative’s personal and professional growth. I recommend this program to those organizations smart enough to value the development of their future leaders.

Chris Pullen, Vice President and General Manager at PCL Construction

Judy Barry

Sponsored by program sponsoring companies

Erin Beland

Seconded by ATCO Electric

Chara Goodings

Seconded by Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC)

Colleen Highet

Sponsored by PCL and KPMG

John Bass

Sponsored by program sponsoring companies

Adele Fraser

Seconded by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Sara Himer

Sponsored by program sponsoring companies

Stephanie Johnstone

Seconded by Enbridge

Karl Pierzchajlo

Seconded by Imperial Oil & Unifor Local 21A

Baljinder Bajwa

Seconded by the Government of Alberta

Matthew Vandermeer

Seconded by Worley

Skill Development for Your Employees

During their term, Sponsored Campaign Representatives will acquire over 500 hours of hands-on experience.

Recognition on United Way’s webpage, social media and campaign events

Over 60 hours of professional training and on-boarding for your employee

Brand exposure as a caring company

Builds a purposeful company culture

  • One-on-One mentorship with a senior leader
  • Professional coaching and goal setting
  • Development of confidence and leadership
  • Public speaking and presentation training
  • Strategic thinking and organizational skills
  • Build a purposeful company culture
  • Grow emotional commitment to your company and its goals
  • Foster passionate, energized, and empowered employees
  • Foster account relationships
  • Networking opportunities

Supporter Recognition

United Way values our partners and will publicly recognize your contribution in multiple ways including:

  • Recognition on the United Way web page
  • Recognition at United Way events including Campaign Kickoff and Red Tie Gala, on signage, screens, etc.
  • Mention of support on United Way’s social media
  • Public acknowledgment with our 500+ supported workplace campaigns

How it Works

Lend an employee to United Way for a 16-week term during our annual fall campaign. Ideal candidates are outgoing, innovative, and comfortable in an open team environment. Your employee will encounter a unique set of opportunities and challenges as they work towards strengthening our community. Your employee will return to your organization with an enhanced skill set.

Provide financial support so United Way can hire a temporary employee. If you would like to support this program, but do not have an eligible employee, you can provide financial sponsorship of all or part of the $15,000* needed to hire one full-time Sponsored Campaign Representative.

Employee Requirements: Access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license are required. Must be available August 9 – December 9 full-time.

*$15,000 covers the Sponsored Campaign Representative’s salary, statutory benefits and training.

Interested in participating in our program?

Contact Us

We thank the following for their support of this important program: