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United Way surpasses its fundraising campaign goal to fight poverty in Peel, Toronto and York Region.

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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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1.8 Million
people served

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programs provided

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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.

Taking community to new heights

We are thrilled to announce Victor Dodig, President and CEO, CIBC, as our 2024 Campaign Chair and Monique Jilesen, Managing Partner at Lenczner Slaght, as this year’s Major Individual Giving Cabinet Chair.

Partnering to connect with residents

Centennial College journalism students, in partnership with our Inclusive Local Economic Opportunity initiative, share stories with residents about opportunities in the Greater Golden Mile, published in The Toronto Observer.

How Serpil got support from a United Way housing program

Serpil stands in front of her high school looking confidently into the camera.

When Serpil was 15, she didn’t have a place to live and thought she’d end up in the shelter system. Then she found a United Way-supported housing program that provided her with the stability she needed to thrive. 

May 14, 2024

How Community Hubs bring neighbours together

Community Hubs are an important place where people can access support, resources and collaborate with their neighbours, all under one roof.

April 29, 2024

Together Mississauga: Our City, Our Voice

On May 29th, United Way Greater Toronto, Sheridan College, Mississauga Board of Trade and the Metamorphosis Network will host leading mayoral candidates for a debate on the critical social and economic challenges facing Mississauga.

March 14, 2024

How social identity data can advance more equitable outcomes in the community services sector

United Way Greater Toronto’s Director of Research, Public Policy and Evaluation offers a closer look at the potential for social identity data (SID) to advance equity.

March 01, 2024

6 ways to make life better for women in the GTA

How do you eliminate gendered poverty? Start by creating smart public policies, like these places around the globe.

February 28, 2024

Empowering the Next Generation of Black Leaders

Highlights from the panel discussion at the Black Leadership and Recognition Breakfast Event about creating more equitable communities.

February 13, 2024

Our Love Letter to Community

This is our love letter to the incredible people, neighbourhoods and communities at the heart of our mission.

December 17, 2023

4 places to donate winter coats in the GTA

These organizations are making sure people who can’t afford cold-weather gear stay warm this winter

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.

In Rexdale, with Amra Munawar of the Rexdale Community Hub and United Way’s Juneeja Varghese discuss the increase in food insecurity and other issues in the area.

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