Meet Sean O’Brien

Sean familyUnited Way Oakville is thrilled to welcome Sean O’Brien, President and CEO of Reliance Home Comfort, as the 2014 Cabinet Chair for the upcoming campaign.

Sean has been a senior volunteer with United Way for seven years, and has a wealth of experience driving growth, and fostering productive, engaged communities.

“I am a proud Oakville resident,” Sean commented. “There is a strong sense of belonging here. We are a generous and connected community, and I am honoured to represent an organization that ensures an essential network of programs and services work together to create lasting change in our neighbourhoods.”


Brad Park, CEO of United Way Oakville, voiced similar excitement at Sean’s new role:

“This role is indispensable to the success of United Way. Sean is a charismatic and thoughtful leader, and we are confident that his passion and expertise will serve to showcase the efforts of United Way Oakville’s network of frontline agencies.”


Sean’s advocacy of community engagement is strengthened by a personal relationship with United Way Oakville, which began when Sean’s now nine-year-old-son, Eamon, was born with life-threatening kidney problems. After a month of living at the hospital, Sean’s family turned to Acclaim Health – a United Way funded agency – for support. With this help, they were able to bring Eamon home.

“Nine years ago United Way had a profound impact on my family,” Sean remarked. “Since then, it has continued to hold a prominent role in my life. I have had the privilege of seeing the impact of United Way in the community, and am thrilled to represent the organization in this capacity.”

Sean has begun assembling his team and is preparing to meet with representatives from over 400 corporate accounts as United Way Oakville begins planning for the 2014 campaign.

Reliance Home Comfort

The team at Reliance Home Comfort at the United Way Golf Tournament
The team at Reliance Home Comfort at the United Way Golf Tournament

Reliance Home Comfort is the #1 provider of heating, cooling and water solutions for Canadian homeowners.

They are trusted by more than one million homeowners across Canada to deliver year-round home comfort solutions and peace of mind. The team at Reliance is focused on delivering a great customer experience, profitable growth, attracting great talent and giving back to the communities in which they live and work.

In fact, Reliance has a long and proud tradition of giving back.  Not only do they support Habitat for Humanity and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, but they are also one of hundreds of workplaces across the country that host an annual United Way campaign. Last year their employees raised over $200,000 for United Way.

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