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.
social service agencies
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.
We’re proud to celebrate these extraordinary organizations and their employees, for supporting our 2022 Community Campaign.
See the impact
United Way funds housing programs like the one that helped Cat and her child find a safe, affordable apartment. Ten years on, the family is thriving, and Cat hopes more people get the same support she did.
Our new report identifies nine programs and policies that create greater social and economic inclusion as we build for the future.
March 18, 2023
Where do the Toronto mayoral candidates stand?
This week we’re talking about our upcoming Toronto mayoral election debate, the demand for shelter use in Peel and the importance of culturally relevant mental health supports.
This week we’re talking about International Women’s Day, the provincial budget and sharing an exciting update about our 2022 Community Campaign.
March 02, 2023
6 leaders share how we can #EmbraceEquity in the GTA
This International Women’s Day, we asked local female leaders how we can foster gender equity in the GTA
February 18, 2023
Celebrating frontline community workers
In this week’s newsletter we’re celebrating Nonprofit Sector Appreciation Week, talking about the provincial budget and sharing stories from community.
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.
Say ‘yes’ to an equitable recovery
When this crisis is behind us, we will face an extraordinary challenge: How do we build back better in the face of increased inequality and deepening poverty across the GTA? We need you now, more than ever, to help us redefine the boundaries of our recovery and build a more inclusive ‘new normal.’ With your support, we can meet everyone’s fundamental needs, build a fairer and equitable future, and dismantle discrimination in our communities to address the root causes of poverty.
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