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Celebrating 150 years: Toronto & York Region Labour Council

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Partnerships that stand the test of time are a testament to commitment, cooperation and vision. United Way Greater Toronto’s ongoing work with Toronto & York Region Labour Council exemplifies this.

We are truly privileged to have played a role in Toronto & York Region Labour Council’s important history and celebrate not one, but two milestones. This year, as we honour Toronto & York Region Labour Council’s 150th anniversary, we also mark 65 years of working together, shoulder to shoulder.

As one of United Way’s founding partners, we are grateful that the Labour movement has stood beside us to champion many of the values we hold close and that move our mission forward – solidarity with community and the desire to achieve a just and equitable society for everyone.

From early innovation in 1957, when the Labour Council promoted and encouraged the concept of agency tours among our network, to the more recent, invaluable leadership provided in advocating for Community Benefits Agreements, Labour has done so much to champion the work of United Way.

For all of this and more, we are forever grateful, and look forward to facing new horizons and keeping decent work at the heart of everything we do.

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