August 06, 2022
The importance of business and community partnerships
Business and community partnerships are key to building more equitable communities. That’s why United Way and BMO are partnering on ILEO in the Greater Golden Mile community of Scarborough.
July 16, 2022
Pushing for systems change
Last week, United Way Greater Toronto joined with United Ways from across Ontario to issue a call to action to the provincial government. We need systems change, and we need it now.
Here are the highlights from our 2021-22 Annual Report and Annual General Meeting. See the progress we’ve made, together.
June 18, 2022
Addressing rising food insecurity in the GTA
With rising inflation, the cost of groceries is going up and low-income households are being particularly hard hit. MFood insecurity is both an urgent need and a reflection of system and policy failures to promote income security. That’s why United Way works from all sides on this issue.
January 07, 2019
5 ways poverty affects youth unemployment
Being unemployed as a young person can have ramifications that last a lifetime — without work experience, formal training or a professional network, it’s hard to reach even the first rung on the corporate ladder.
August 28, 2019
Here’s just how much poverty can hold kids back
Poverty has serious repercussions for people of all ages. But for kids, it has particularly devastating effects. An alarming 17 per cent of Canadian children live in poverty. In Toronto, the rate is even higher.
October 16, 2020
A neighbourhood lens on food security
Maybe you’ve heard the term ‘food desert,’ but what about ‘food swamp’? Here’s what that means—and why you might be living in one without even knowing it. Food insecurity doesn’t always look like you think.
August 11, 2021
#HelpStartsHere, for all Canadians
Anyone living anywhere in Canada can pick up the phone and dial 2-1-1 to reach a Service Navigator for information on community-based health, social and government services in or near their community.
September 02, 2020
5 steps to building a more inclusive workplace
United Way partner McCarthy Tétrault shares five steps they’ve taken to build a more inclusive workplace. They want more companies to follow their lead.