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Read news releases of United Way Greater Toronto.

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.

January 11, 2023

United Way Greater Toronto’s latest research spotlights nine interventions to drive more affordable housing, employment opportunities and community benefits in neighbourhood redevelopment

Building Inclusive Communities: Learning from Programs and Policies that Work,” spotlights nine interventions that work to drive affordable housing, employment opportunities and community benefits.

December 09, 2022

Commuting, convenience, and the new world of hybrid: ‘Greater Toronto’s Top Employers’ for 2023 set the standard for flexible workplace options

We’re often recognized for upholding these values as an organization. We make it a priority to recognize employees who exemplify these values and behaviours, and we’re proud to be among Mediacorp Canada’s GTA Top 100 Employers again, this year!

December 05, 2022

A $7.5 million gift from The Slaight Family Foundation targets food insecurity this holiday season after year of record-high food bank visits 

The Slaight Family Foundation is targeting food insecurity this holiday season by gifting $7.5 million to six GTA and national reaching organizations.

November 28, 2022

Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognize frontline heroes of United Way Greater Toronto’s network of social service agencies  

Fifteen awards recognize leaders in the social service sector for their dedication, partnership, leadership, innovation and creativity.  

November 23, 2022

Media Advisory: Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognizes leaders in social service sector

Media are invited to a celebration of the social services sector’s leadership, partnership, dedication, innovation and creativity as the Bhayana Family Foundation Awards return on November 25 after a three-year hiatus due to Covid-19.

November 15, 2022

United Way Greater Toronto’s Chinese Community Advisory Council hosts panel on combatting anti-Asian racism in the GTA

United We Stand! An Anti-Asian Racism Forum on November 29 features leaders in discussion on how communities can stand up against racism in the GTA.

November 09, 2022

United Way Greater Toronto’s South Asian Community Advisory Council hosts panel on gender equality and inclusive economic stability post-COVID 19

On November 24, the virtual panel discussion will bring community leaders together in dialogue on the issues that matter to South Asian women.

November 07, 2022

United Way Greater Toronto’s latest research surfaces learnings from COVID-19 responses to address critical issues facing communities 

Social services sector innovations – and the lessons they have to offer beyond the pandemic – are detailed in the latest research series by United Way Greater Toronto and PhiLab.

October 12, 2022

GetUP for Community: United Way Greater Toronto challenges community to step, jump, skip, dance or pedal to fight local poverty

Thousands of people from across Peel, Toronto and York are participating in GetUP, a virtual physical challenge from November 1-10 to support United Way Greater Toronto’s in the fight against local poverty.

September 23, 2022

United Way Greater Toronto kicks off campaign with $110 million goal to meet urgent need and make systems change

United Way Greater Toronto announced the official launch of the 2022 Community Campaign on Show Your Local Love Day (#LocalLove), a day to unite Peel, Toronto and York residents, labour, public and private sectors in the fight against local poverty (#TakeActionOnPoverty). The organization, which runs the largest United Way fundraising campaign in the world, has set a goal of raising $110 million to support community in this critical moment.

June 24, 2022

United Way Greater Toronto rallies to build a more equitable GTA

UWGT shares their plan to build more inclusive and prosperous communities in recovery and beyond at the 2021/2022 AGM and in the annual report.