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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 upcoming events:

Participants pose with the rat mascot outside of Toronto City Hall

Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way
June 20, 2019
This 5K certified run is your chance to lead the charge against local poverty and to have fun while doing it.

Volunteers wave soundmakers in front of the CN Tower

CN Tower Climb for United Way
November 2 & 3, 2019
Are you going UP? Conquer all 1,776 steps of the CN Tower and help to conquer poverty across our region.

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United Way Greater Toronto Chinese Advisory Council’s Symposium on Health and Wellbeing of Chinese Seniors in Canada
April 28, 2019
Help us tackle #UNIGNORABLE issues—like social isolation and mental health—affecting Chinese seniors in our region and across the country. Join us for an informative discussion on senior health and wellbeing, featuring guest speakers Hon. Raymond Cho and Madam Hazel McCallion.

Image of senior Chinese woman kissed on cheek by child

United Way Greater Toronto South Asian Advisory Council presents Giving Voice to Unspoken Issues - Emotional and Psychological Abuse in Peel
May 24, 2019
Help us tackle #UNIGNORABLE issues— like fatal partner violence in our region. The South Asian Advisory hosts a panel discussion to address this issue that leaves an adverse impact in our community. Honorary Chair and Keynote Speaker: Samra Zafar (Author of bestseller: A Good Wife), will read excerpts from her book, followed by a panel discussion.

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.

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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.