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Frontline workers, community experts and our neighbours share how United Way’s work is impacting individuals and whole neighbourhoods.

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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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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.

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.

Visit our OpenHouse

United Way Greater Toronto is hosting a pop-up exhibit in Toronto’s Liberty Village at 80 Atlantic Avenue called “OpenHouse”. The event targets the deepening rental affordability crisis highlighting the harsh reality increasingly more people face due to stagnant wages and soaring rental costs.

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.

Latest News

September 13, 2023

United Way Greater Toronto Announces over $415,000 in grants to support African Resettlement

United Way Greater Toronto announces over $415,000 in disbursements of the African Resettlement Emergency Fund to 42 organizations.

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.

September 08, 2023

A United Way hub helped Nafisa feed her family and find a community 

When Nafisa first arrived in Canada she was isolated and struggling to make ends meet. Then she found the Rexdale Community Hub.

September 08, 2023

Connecting newcomers to jobs in the trades  

A United Way initiative helped Syed find a new career in the construction industry.

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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