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Special Statements

April 29, 2024

Together Mississauga: Our City, Our Voice

On May 29th, United Way Greater Toronto, Sheridan College, Mississauga Board of Trade and the Metamorphosis Network will host leading mayoral candidates for a debate on the critical social and economic challenges facing Mississauga.

January 31, 2024

Provincial Budget 2024: Ontario United Ways are calling for investment in the non-profit sector to deliver a full range of housing options

As the Government of Ontario outlines its budget priorities for the coming year, Ontario United Ways are calling for investment in, and engagement of, the non-profit sector to deliver the full range of housing options, particularly the affordable and deeply affordable homes, so desperately needed in this province.

December 19, 2023

The Crucial Role of Corporate Partnership in Strengthening Charitable Organizations

I have seen firsthand the difference community services can make. And if we, as a society, do not invest in their ongoing ability to support people through life’s challenges, we may all come to understand the difference their absence can make.

February 28, 2023

United Way demonstrates leadership as Ontario Living Wage Employer 

United Way Greater Toronto has again been recognized as an Ontario Living Wage Employer. 

December 20, 2022

Submission on Portable Benefits in Ontario

United Way Greater Toronto makes recommendations to the Government of Ontario on portable benefits policy to mitigate the impact of precarious employment on the health and wellbeing of workers and the provincial economy.

December 08, 2022

More Homes Built Faster Act

United Ways across Ontario, Tower Renewal Partnership, and Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership make recommendations to the provincial government on preserving and renewing existing affordable rental stock so that low-income Ontarians can remain safely and securely housed.

November 15, 2022

Ending homelessness in Toronto is within reach — if municipal candidates make it a priority

More people experience homelessness than ever before, and services meant to help are at a breaking point. We have the resources to end this crisis.

August 05, 2022

Businesses and community organizations need to come together to fight poverty

This op-ed co-written by UWGT CEO Daniele Zanotti and our 2022 Campaign Chair, BMO CEO Darryl White, emphasizes the importance of collaborating across sectors to address poverty, and highlights our specific work in the Greater Golden Mile on the Inclusive Local Economic Opportunity Initiative.

June 05, 2022

United Way recognized at champion level as Ontario Living Wage Employer 

United Way Greater Toronto, working with partners including the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy, has been recognized as an Ontario Living Wage Employer at the Champion level.

January 17, 2022

Open Letter in advance of the provincial-municipal housing summit on January 19, 2022

United Way Greater Toronto believes that addressing housing affordability is critical to an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about this open letter regarding the affordable housing crisis.