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Read news releases of United Way Greater Toronto.

January 26, 2022

United Way Ramps Up Community Response To Omicron Emergency

In response to the latest emergency brought on by the COVID-19 Omicron variant, United Way Greater Toronto is mobilizing with community sector partners to ensure that critical community services remain open for those in urgent need. Basics continue to be a priority as many people struggle to get food on the table, and community agencies face challenges in accessing protective equipment for staff providing crucial support services.

November 18, 2021

Revitalizing Legacy Towers Key to GTA Housing Affordability Crisis

New United Way report finds that high-rise renters face affordability, suitability issues.

September 22, 2021

United Way launches Community Recovery Campaign

United Way Greater Toronto will launch its Community Recovery Campaign with its annual Show Your Local Love Day on Thursday, September 23.

August 16, 2021

United Way Invests $1.2m To Address Ongoing Impacts Of Pandemic

United Way Greater Toronto is investing $1.2 million to help agencies respond quickly and effectively to the urgent needs of residents facing the greatest barriers.

July 20, 2021

Social Capital Strong in Peel, But Inequitably Distributed: Report

United Way Greater Toronto and partners release first assessment of social capital in Peel.

July 20, 2021

Social Capital Strong In York Region, But Inequitably Distributed: Report

United Way Greater Toronto releases first assessment of social capital in York. Social capital supports one’s well-being and success in good times, but it is particularly essential in hard times.

June 23, 2021

Barrett Family Foundation Invests $2.6m To Support Indigenous, Black, And Racialized Communities

A $2.6 million investment from the Barrett Family Foundation will help catalyze United Way’s commitment to building an equitable recovery across Peel, Toronto and York Region.

May 27, 2021

United Way’s 2021 Community Campaign Announces Dale Storey as Campaign Chair And Norie C. Campbell as Major Individual Giving Cabinet Chair

United Way Greater Toronto announces Dale Storey as Campaign Chair and Norie C. Campbell as Major Individual Giving Cabinet Chair

March 29, 2021

New Projects Will Help Vulnerable Seniors Connect To Community

Nine innovative new projects funded by United Way Greater Toronto’s Allan Slaight Seniors Fund will engage vulnerable seniors in creative ways that reduce their social isolation, which has been exacerbated through the pandemic.

February 10, 2021

UofT’s School of Cities and United Way Greater Toronto partner to rebuild equitable, inclusive cities in Leading Social Justice Fellowship program

Realizing the opportunity for transformational change, UofT’s School of Cities and United Way Greater Toronto have partnered to offer a bold, new leadership development initiative.

September 23, 2020

United Way Kicks Off Show Your Local Love Day In Support Of Frontline Community Agencies

United Way Greater Toronto will mark its annual Show Your Local Love Day on Friday, September 25, galvanizing everyone in the GTA to come together online to fight local poverty by learning more about the issues impacting our region and making a donation.

August 04, 2020

United Way Greater Toronto Distributing $15.6 Million From Federal Emergency Community Support Fund To Support Vulnerable Residents Across The GTA During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations in Canada – including right here in the GTA, where recent health data shows certain groups and neighbourhoods have been more adversely affected by COVID-19.