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Lead the way

Leadership donors are a group of dedicated individuals who love where they live. They want to make a difference when it comes to tackling unignorable issues like poverty, homelessness and social isolation. By giving $1,200 or more annually to United Way, you’ll become part of an unstoppable force for change—helping us to build a community where poverty has no power. Join the thousands of Leadership donors across Peel, Toronto and York Region today. Contact us to learn more.

Benefits of becoming a Leader

  • Exclusive updates: You’ll be among the first to know about our latest research, upcoming events, special initiatives and community impact with a subscription to our Community Matters newsletter.
  • Special invite: Join us at Songs of the City, a soirée for Leadership donors that celebrates the impact of your giving.
  • Recognition: We’ll recognize your generous contribution in our online Leadership Honour Roll.
  • Thank-you Gift: Pending your level of giving, we’ll celebrate you with a special thank-you gift acknowledging your generous donation.

Why United Way? 

By showing their local love for our community, Leadership donors help ensure that everyone in our region has a fair chance at a good life. When you join us, you’ll play an important role in supporting a strong social safety net that helps people when, and where they need it most. Here’s why giving to United Way is a smart investment in the future. We:

  • Amplify your investments beyond one issue or one community
  • Convene the right stakeholders to generate powerful change
  • Leverage government and other investments to accelerate progress
  • Conduct rigorous research to isolate critical and relevant needs

Contact us to learn more.


Image of Joseph Silve a leadership donor
As someone whose own life has been touched by the kindness of others, I know how much a helping hand matters. Looking back, the issues that United Way champions were issues that impacted me, including supports for newcomers and youth empowerment. At our core, we all want to matter—to look back and know that we made a difference.

–Joseph Silva, Leadership donor & GenNext Cabinet Co-Chair