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Spirit Awards

2013 Spirit Award Winners

Public Secondary School Winner:
Northern Secondary School

2013 marked the 40th anniversary of Northern Secondary School’s annual United Way Week. Their planning committee included students from every grade as well as some super supportive staff advisors. Northern’s campaign for United Way included a week of fun activities for the whole school, a silent auction for parents, a fashion show, as well as an outstanding group of climbers participating in the Enbridge CN Tower Stair Climb for United Way. Their team for the Climb included 360 participants, including the school mascot, which helped them raise over $40,000 for United Way Toronto this year.

Private Secondary School Winner:
University of Toronto Schools

In 2013, University of Toronto Schools (UTS) worked towards starting up its first United Way club, which will ensure support of United Way Toronto at the school into the future. They also significantly increased the size of their team in the Enbridge CN Tower Stair Climb for United Way, which helped them raise almost $4,000 for United Way Toronto. Other activities taking place at the school included a clothing drive in January, helping to build the school’s engagement with the community.

Have your school’s outstanding Youth United campaign recognized

At United Way Toronto, we like to recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals who have gone the distance for the cause. Every year, we hold the Spirit Awards—an awards ceremony that publicly recognizes the best fundraising achievements from individuals who are making a difference in our city.

Winners are invited to attend our Celebration Dinner, which is held every January and is attended by over 2,000 volunteers, donors and community and business leaders.

If you ran a Youth United Campaign in your school between September and December, please contact us at youthunited@uwgt.org to receive a Spirit Award application. Note that applications will be available in October. Ask about application deadlines, including how you can ensure your submission is accurate and thorough.

How you can get your high school nominated

If you ran a Youth United Campaign in your school between September and December, please contact us at youthunited@uwgt.org to receive a Spirit Award application. Note that applications will be available in October. Ask about application deadlines, including how you can ensure your submission is accurate and thorough.

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