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Read news releases of United Way Greater Toronto.

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 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.

August 09, 2023

United Way Greater Toronto Pledges $250,000 to Support African Refugee Claimants and Asylum Seekers; Encourages Public to Meet the Moment

United Way Greater Toronto announces $250,000 in grants in support of African refugee claimants and asylum seekers across the Greater Toronto Area.

July 13, 2023

United Way Greater Toronto challenges you to ClimbUP the CN Tower to end poverty

On October 21 and 22, climbers will step up for community by completing the 1,776-step fitness challenge in the event’s first return since being paused for the pandemic.

June 21, 2023

United Way Greater Toronto announces Lisa Gonsalves as new Chair of the Board of Trustees; accelerates its work to fight inequity and poverty in neighbourhoods

Lisa Gonsalves, an accomplished public sector professional with a 30-year career, was appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees for United Way Greater Toronto.

June 19, 2023

Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre in Scarborough, Ontario breaks ground at celebratory event hosted by Scarborough Health Network, United Way Greater Toronto and the YMCA of Greater Toronto

After more than 10 years of community advocacy and engagement, the Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre broke ground today at an official ceremony.

May 03, 2023

McCarthy Tétrault CEO, Dave Leonard steps up to lead United Way Greater Toronto’s 2023 Community Campaign as Chair

Leonard and Williams will partner with UWGT, and corporate, community and labour leaders to drive the largest fundraising campaign in the world -- all united to end poverty.

May 01, 2023

Our Future, Our Vote: A Toronto for All: UWGT, TMU and The Star Announce New Details on Mayoral Debate

The May 31st event will provide a pivotal platform for the mayoral candidates to share their plans for addressing the critical social and economic challenges facing Toronto.

March 13, 2023

Mayoral debate hosted by United Way, TMU and the Toronto Star to tackle critical issues facing Toronto

On May 31, the mayoral debate, taking place at TMU’s Ted Rogers School of Management and live streamed, will bring together Toronto residents, community leaders and students.

February 22, 2023

United Way Greater Toronto on pace to reach $110M campaign goal, makes bold five-year re-investment in community

On pace to reach its $110 million goal for the Community Campaign, UWGT announced a $33M funding commitment to 65 Anchor agencies in the GTA.

February 14, 2023

GTA risks losing its “community glue” without designating space for non-profits according to newly released survey

The “Greater Toronto Non-Profit Community Space Survey” is a newly released research report by Toronto’s Social Purpose Real Estate (SPRE) Reference Group.

February 06, 2023

Budget 2023: Ontario United Ways are Ready to Support Government in Building a Thriving Province

Ontario United Ways present four areas for the province to invest in that will address the growing roots of poverty and create a lasting impact.