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Read news releases of United Way Greater Toronto.

May 14, 2024

United Way Greater Toronto announces CIBC President and CEO, Victor Dodig, as 2024 Campaign Chair and Lenczner Slaght’s Monique Jilesen as UWGT’s Major Individual Giving Cabinet Chair

United Way Greater Toronto welcomes CIBC President and CEO Victor Dodig as the 2024 Community Campaign Chair and Monique Jilesen, Managing Partner at Lenczner Slaght, as this year’s Major Individual Giving Cabinet Chair.

March 21, 2024

United Way Greater Toronto, Sheridan College, Mississauga Board of Trade, and the Metamorphosis Network to Host Key Mississauga Mayoral By-Election Debate

United Way Greater Toronto, Sheridan College, the Mississauga Board of Trade and the Metamorphosis Network to host a mayoral by-election debate on May 29, 2024 that will address the key issues facing Mississauga.

March 20, 2024

EY Canada supports the fight against poverty with a transformational $10 million multi-year gift to United Ways across Canada.

In a critical time where families are battling an affordability crisis and high cost of housing, Ernst & Young (EY) is stepping up with an incredible $10 million to United Ways across Canada to support the fight against poverty. The generous five-year gift comes at a time when needs among communities and the demand for United Way funded programming have been rising at an unprecedented rate.

February 29, 2024

Amid challenging economic climate, communities rally to help United Way Greater Toronto beat campaign goal, raises $111M

In a year with unforeseen economic challenges and an increase in community needs, there has been an overwhelming response from volunteers, workplaces, and donors to support UWGT raise a record $111 million, surpassing its 2023 Community Campaign goal of $110 million.

February 23, 2024

United Way Greater Toronto Commits $150,000 to support Mental Health in Jewish, Palestinian and Muslim Communities

In response to the trauma and stress experienced by the conflict in Israel and Gaza, compounded by a local context of rising hate, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, United Way Greater Toronto is committing $150,000 to support Jewish, Palestinian, and Muslim communities in addressing mental health challenges.

February 02, 2024

United Way Greater Toronto partners with the Federation of Black Canadians to celebrate the International Decade of People of African Descent

United Way Greater Toronto hosts annual breakfast event to kick off Black History Month with an awards ceremony, recognizing Black leadership in Peel, Toronto and York Region. The event also celebrated the International Decade for People of African Descent.

October 12, 2023

United Way Greater Toronto invests an additional $2 million to support people and neighbourhoods most impacted by poverty

United Way Greater Toronto invests an additional $2 million to support people and neighbourhoods most impacted by poverty

September 27, 2023

United Way Greater Toronto kicks off campaign to meet urgent needs while providing cross-sector solutions to tackle the roots of poverty

United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT) has set a goal of raising over $110 million to support the hundreds of thousands of people in Peel, Toronto and York region who are grappling with the challenges posed by the high cost of living and the persistent issue of poverty.

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 16, 2023

United Way Greater Toronto delivers over $14 million to 173 community service organizations through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund

CSRF responds to what community service organizations need right now and supports them as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

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.