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GetUP for United Way

People being active and excercising

GetUP is back!

Join us at GetUP 2021, the return of United Way Greater Toronto’s virtual physical challenge.

We’re asking you to GetUP in support of your community to help us raise urgently needed funds for the people and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. All you have to do is pick a physical activity and get active for a total of 280 minutes over the two-week period from November 1-14, 2021.

With each step, stride, stretch, jump, skip, dance or pedal (how you move is up to you), you’ll be supporting United Way’s network of 280 community agencies. This network is on the frontlines, meeting urgent and ongoing needs, including providing food, shelter and mental health supports to those most impacted by the pandemic across Peel, Toronto and York Region.

Date: November 1-14, 2021

Location: Your home, backyard, local park or neighbourhood—wherever you like to get active!




  1. Register to participate and start fundraising. Each dollar raised goes towards helping people and families experiencing issues like poverty, hunger and homelessness.
  2. Join a team or start one. Ask your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to show their local love by joining you for GetUP 2021.
  3. Going solo? That works too! Ask your community to show their local love by contributing to your fundraising campaign.
  4. Make GetUP your own. How you get your 280 minutes in is up to you! You can do it all at once, commit to 40 minutes a day for seven days or spread the challenge out over two weeks by doing 20 minutes a day. You can even share your minutes with a friend or colleague by asking them to register too!
  5. Share your progress. As you work toward your 280-minute goal, be sure to join other participants in sharing your progress on social media using #UP4Community.