United in the fight against poverty
From crisis to critical social infrastructure. From blunting the pandemic to building blocks for a better tomorrow, we are united in our efforts to make life more livable for people across Toronto, Peel and York Region.
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United Way works in lockstep with local agencies, residents who know their communities best, and donors like you. We design solutions that prioritize the people and places who are being left behind. Now, we are calling on you to join us as we ignite an equitable community recovery where everyone can participate and flourish.
Are you ready to ClimbUP?
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2023, as we embark on a thrilling climb up the 1,776 steps to the top of the tower.
Ensuring Access to Food
Nafisa tells us about a food program that helped her make ends meet and find community. Britt shows us how community gardens are improving food security.
Connecting People to Jobs
Syed shares how a United Way initiative helped him start a new career and Cynthia shows us how wraparound supports are helping Indigenous youth get employment ready.
September 27, 2023
United Way Greater Toronto kicks off campaign to meet urgent needs while providing cross-sector solutions to tackle the roots of poverty
United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT) has set a goal of raising over $110 million to support the hundreds of thousands of people in Peel, Toronto and York region who are grappling with the challenges posed by the high cost of living and the persistent issue of poverty.
September 25, 2023
United Way Greater Toronto unveils “OpenHouse” to Highlight need for Action on Affordable Rentals
United Way Greater Toronto, in collaboration with creative agency Sid Lee, turned a 150 sq ft. residential parking spot into an affordable one-bedroom rental opportunity for $250/month
September 16, 2023
Rising to meet a moment of need
This week we’re talking about the African Resettlement Emergency Fund, the Finch-West redevelopment, our CN Tower climb and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Limitless possibilities for local solutions
Many neighbourhoods in our region are being redesigned or redeveloped. And while this can be good news, we need to ensure that redevelopment does not turn into displacement. United Way is working with community leaders locally to create economic opportunities and ensure that, as the cost of living in redeveloped neighbourhoods goes up, no resident is left behind.
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