As a leading force in northern social justice, the Union of Northern Workers meets its responsibilities for improving northern society as a whole. Working with our social justice partners, governments and non-government organizations, the UNW makes major contributions to projects and social movements.
Over the years, the UNW headquarters and locals have made major cash and volunteer contributions to territorial and community projects.
The UNW has contributed over $150,000 to Yellowknife Rotary over the past 10 years, funding a daily nutrition program providing snacks to Mildred Hall and Weledeh Schools Grade One students. With UNW support, the Rotary Kids Ahead program promotes the good nutrition essential to success in learning.
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The UNW is also a major donor to United Way NWT. From 2020 through 2023 the UNW, in partnership with the PSAC Social Justice Fund, has contributed $180,000 toward the United Way NWT Emergency Response Fund, helping NWT communities experiencing natural disasters such as floods and forest fires.