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Ideas for your Workplace

Building awareness of the work of United Way through group activities, such as volunteering, neighbourhood tours, educational activities, or hearing stories directly from the people involved in United Way’s work can help inspire others to take action.

To learn more about all our donor engagement programs, please connect with your United Way staff partner or contact

Here are some of the ways you can get involved:

DIY (Do-it-yourself) Guides: Care Kits

United Way’s DIY Care Kit guide offers fun, creative, and flexible ways for you and a group of your colleagues, family, friends, and neighbours to show support for the community. The guide provides you with the list of the supplies you’ll need, instructions on how to put the products together, and directions on how to donate them to a United Way agency in your neighbourhood. To learn more about these activities and more.

Make the Month

Deepen your understanding of yourself and others through an interactive activity.

Make the Month helps us learn about the realities our neighbours living in poverty face, by putting us in similar circumstances to those that they face on a daily basis. Financial decisions are rarely clear-cut or easy to make. How you allocate your money depends on what you need or value most, and requires some tough decision-making along the way. Each choice or decision has an impact on your mental health and relationships. What will take priority in your Make the Month journey?

If you are interested in having a facilitator run this activity at your workplace contact your United Way partner or email

Join the United Way Book Club

Calling all bookworms! Do you enjoy discussing a great book with others who share your love of reading? Then you’re going to love the new United Way Book Club: Between the Lines. Meet once a season to dive deep into some thought-provoking books that touch on the issues facing our community, then join a dynamic conversation with an issue expert from United Way. Register now to save your spot and learn more about our first meeting!

Accessibility training

We invite you to complete accessibility training that complies with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Read the accessibility training document