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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.

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GetUP for Community

November 1 to November 10, 2022
Get your heart pumping in support of your community! Do 300 minutes of physical activity from Nov. 1 to 10 and help us raise urgently needed funds for our community. Every dollar will go towards supporting our friends and neighbours experiencing poverty and related issues.


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CN Tower Climb for United Way

October 21 to October 22, 2023

Your chance to conquer 1,776 steps of Canada’s tallest landmark is back in 2023. Start training for this unique event and gather your team for the climb!


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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Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

October 1 to October 31, 2022
Whether you’re running 5K or the full marathon, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) makes it easy to give back to United Way.


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