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Whether you’re a participant or a volunteer, our signature events are a fun way to support our work in the city.

Fun ways to build a better community

In our efforts to come together in a common cause of caring, we present a number of annual events that are open to the public. Your participation—as a participant or as a volunteer—not only supports our ongoing work throughout the region, but it’s a wonderful opportunity to get together with friends and co-workers, and connect with other residents, all in the name of building better communities for everyone.

Our signature events are as follows:

Charity Challenge @ Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
October 21, 2018
Run Toronto’s favourite marathon while doing good for the community. Whether you choose the full or half marathon, or the 5K, fundraise for United Way and do good while you run.

Volunteers wave soundmakers in front of the CN Tower

CN Tower Climb for United Way
November 24 & 25, 2018
Are you going UP? Conquer all 1,776 steps of the CN Tower and help to conquer poverty across our region.

Participants pose with the rat mascot outside of Toronto City Hall

Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way
June 2019
This 5K certified run is your chance to lead the charge against local poverty and to have fun while doing it.

United Way Women United - Meet our members & find out how you can support women living in poverty

Women United Events
Women United is a diverse, vibrant community of visionaries and change makers bound together to empower women in their community. Join them at their next event and learn how you too can help transform the lives of women living in poverty.

Young people play foozeball in support of 

United Way

Host your own event
Any time!
Dinner party? Sports tournament? Hosting your own event (and fundraising for us) is a great way to give back—on your own time and in your own unique way.