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.
Double your impact
Make your first gift of $1,200 or more to United Way Greater Toronto and it will be matched, dollar for dollar, thanks to the Darryl & Cassandra White Gift Match. That means your gift will have twice the impact.
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? Learn more about how you can help us build back better.
Read five case studies spotlight examples of social service innovation during the pandemic that hold transformative potential for our region.
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.
November 15, 2022
Ending homelessness in Toronto is within reach — if municipal candidates make it a priority
More people experience homelessness than ever before, and services meant to help are at a breaking point. We have the resources to end this crisis.
November 14, 2022
Bonds borne out of shared experiences
Adrian found connection and community thanks to Bella, his case worker at Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, a United Way-supported agency.
August 24, 2022
Welcoming a refugee family to the GTA
Simran and her family got the support they needed thanks to United Way agencies dedicated to helping refugees arriving in the GTA.
This op-ed co-written by UWGT CEO Daniele Zanotti and our 2022 Campaign Chair, BMO CEO Darryl White, emphasizes the importance of collaborating across sectors to address poverty, and highlights our specific work in the Greater Golden Mile on the Inclusive Local Economic Opportunity Initiative.
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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