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Dean Conor and Daniele Zanotti announce United Way's Uprising of Care

Join the Uprising of Care

Do you love where you live? Believe passionately that everyone in our community deserves a fair chance at a good life?  We invite you to be part of Peel, Toronto and York Region’s Uprising of Care—the largest by any United Way the world over. We need one million people like you—change-makers, hand-raisers and engaged citizens—who will join with us to build a community where poverty has no power. We need your hearts, hands and generosity to raise $103 million for our community. But this isn’t just about a donation. There are so many ways for you to get involved (see below). So, how will you Join the Uprising?

It Looks Like Me

Have you ever wondered what your donation looks like in real life? We’ve got the answer…and you don’t even have to leave your desk! Join us on an email journey and we’ll send you inspiring videos from people whose lives have been transformed, thanks to people like you. We’ll also send you smart and simple ways to get involved and be a part of an unstoppable force for community change. Sign up today.

UP (CN Tower Climb for United Way)

Are you ready to rise up to tackle local poverty in your community? Join us at UP, the CN Tower Climb for United Way on November 4 and 5. It’s your once-a-year opportunity to skip the elevator and conquer all 1,776 steps of our region’s most famous landmark. Register today.


Looking for an opportunity to engage your entire workplace in our community’s largest-ever Uprising of Care? We’ve got all the tools you need to help support your workplace campaign, or even start a new one. You can also showcase your professional skills as a Sponsored Employee. The best part?  You’ll be helping to empower colleagues to be leaders of change in their own community by fighting local poverty in all its forms. Learn more about workplace campaigns.

Women United 

Are you a smart, savvy and philanthropically-driven woman who wants to make a real difference in our community? Women United members combine their time, talent and generosity to help support women and families across Toronto and York Region living in poverty. Because behind every strong woman are the women who have her back. Join today


Are you a young professional who loves where they live? Looking for opportunities to tackle pressing challenges like local poverty while learning new skills and networking with like-minded individuals? GenNext offers 20- and 30-somethings chances to volunteer, hear from leading experts and get an up-close-and-personal look at the neighbourhoods where your support is making a difference. Learn more about GenNext

Host your own event

Be a part of our one-million-strong Uprising of Care by hosting your own event for United Way. We’ve even got some ideas! Entertain at home. Organize a sports tournament. Walk dogs for your friends and neighbours. By hosting your own event, you can volunteer on your own time and contribute in your own, unique way. Learn more about hosting an event.

Understand the issues

You love where you live. You want to know more about pressing social issues and how we can work together to build a community where poverty has no power. Read our blog for insights from leading experts and influencers who weigh in on the issues that matter to you. Subscribe today.

Become a member of United Way

Join people from all walks and from every corner of our region, all dedicated to fighting local poverty in all its forms. As a member, you can attend United Way’s General and Annual Meeting, elect Trustees and help to shape the future of our organization—and our community. Learn more about becoming a member.