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Fundraising Events

Fun ways to build a better community

Our annual events are a great way to come together with, and for, community. Your participation powers our network of community agencies, ensuring people across the GTA can get much-needed support, close to home. Invite friends, co-workers and neighbours to join you and help us strengthen the places where we live, work and raise our families.


Host an event at your workplace

Engage your colleagues virtually or in-person.
Does your workplace run a United Way employee giving campaign? Consider incorporating one or more of these group volunteer and workplace event ideas to bring some awareness raising and fun to your fundraising.


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Host an event with friends and family

Virtually, in the community or at home—any time!
Hosting your own fundraising event is a great way to give back—on your own time and in your own unique way. Share your event idea and download United Way’s event fundraising toolkit to get started.


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GetUP for Community

November 1 to November 14, 2021
In 2021, we raised urgently needed funds for the people and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Our yearly campaign asks you to GetUp for your community, and engage in physical activities to fundraise with your peers.


Marathon running race, people feet on city road.

Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

October 1 to October 31, 2021
Whether you’re running 5K or the full marathon, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) makes it easy to give back to United Way.


Is your Annual Fundraiser Running Out of Steam?

Do you need some new ideas to keep it fresh and exciting? We all love the yearly bake sale (mmm mmm chocolate chip cookies!) But maybe… there’s something else here that will really motivate your team to get involved, get active, and get donating!

The Best Over-the-Top Fundraising Ideas

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