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Special Statements

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.