Speakers Bureau

Take your United Way Winnipeg event to new heights with a dynamic speaker.

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Compelling stories, compelling need

Speakers Bureau offers an exciting way to raise awareness about issues within Winnipeg, thank generous donors, inspire new support, and grow your United Way Winnipeg campaign.

Speakers Bureau volunteers are the voice of the very real and lasting change that is possible in our city when people support United Way Winnipeg. 

Each year, volunteer speakers share their stories of triumph over adversity with workplaces throughout the city. They connect the dots between generous donations, the critical work of our agency partners, and the power of healing and growth that’s possible when we all work together.

Choose from a collection of pre-recorded speaker videos or request a speaker to join your virtual or in-person campaign event. Most presentations last about ten minutes but can be adjusted for easy inclusion in any number of workplace campaign activities. 

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Why hear from a United Way Winnipeg speaker?

  • It's informative.

    All speakers come directly from our agency partners. Some are staff, others are volunteers, and some are folks who have experienced a profound change in their lives thanks to the support of the agency, program, and staff.

  • It’s meaningful.

    Agencies are proud of the work they do. Agency clients share that being able to speak about their experience is a valuable part of their healing. Donors appreciate knowing what their money makes possible.

  • It’s personal.

    The first-hand experience and human connection of a speaker can, like nothing else, reach people and transform your campaign.

How to book a United Way Winnipeg speaker

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1 Think about the issues that are important to your workplace or community impact goals. 

2 Contact your Sponsored Executive or Partnership Development Manager. They can help you match a speaker to your area of interest. 

Adult Mental Health 

Asset Building 

Community Economic Development 

Community Engagement 

Community Safety 


Family Resource Centres 

Financial Empowerment/Money Management


Healthy Living for People with a Disability 

Healthy Living for Seniors


Indigenous Culturally Relevant Programming 

Job Skills Training

2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion 

Life Skills Training 

Newcomer and Refugee Settlement 

Social Enterprise 

Substance Use 

Youth Mental Health 

Youth Mentorship 

Youth Out-of-School Programming

3 Decide if your event will take place virtually or in-person and select a date, time, and location. 

4 Request a speaker through your Sponsored Executive or Partnership Development Manager. We can coordinate multiple dates, times and locations and are able to accommodate virtual campaign requests. 

What people say about Speakers Bureau

“It’s an honour to be invited into someone’s workplace and tell them about the work of your agency. By sharing, we become aware together of the enormous positive difference our contributions can and do make.”

— Phil Chiappetta, Executive Director, Rossbrook House 

“Our speaker was phenomenal and made the desired impact. One longtime employee who gives the minimum opened her heart and changed her pledge after hearing our speaker.”

— United Way Winnipeg workplace volunteer

“Thank you for having the courage to share your story. You truly are an inspiration. I will certainly increase my donation to United Way Winnipeg, and teach my children to mirror the fortitude and strength of character that you have shown.”

— New Flyer Industries Employee 

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