March 18, 2023
Where do the Toronto mayoral candidates stand?
This week we’re talking about our upcoming Toronto mayoral election debate, the demand for shelter use in Peel and the importance of culturally relevant mental health supports.
This week we’re talking about International Women’s Day, the provincial budget and sharing an exciting update about our 2022 Community Campaign.
March 02, 2023
6 leaders share how we can #EmbraceEquity in the GTA
This International Women’s Day, we asked local female leaders how we can foster gender equity in the GTA
February 18, 2023
Celebrating frontline community workers
In this week’s newsletter we’re celebrating Nonprofit Sector Appreciation Week, talking about the provincial budget and sharing stories from community.
December 10, 2022
Celebrating 2022 with community
In this week’s newsletter we’re celebrating the many successes of 2022 and looking ahead to the challenges facing our community in 2023.
November 22, 2022
We know the way, but where is the will to end homelessness?
This National Housing Day, it’s no secret we’re in a housing crisis. What’s missing in the headlines and strategies is the need for a deeply affordable and supportive housing.
November 07, 2022
Pandemic innovation: Using what we’ve learned to achieve lasting change in our communities
United Way Greater Toronto’s commitment to systems-level change means championing potential initiatives and harvesting the lessons they have to offer – like our new five case studies series exploring social service innovations during COVID-19.
February 07, 2023
This community ambassador is raising awareness about people with different abilities
After getting support from a United Way agency, Sam started to share his story, raising awareness about inclusion and what it’s like to have different abilities.
November 14, 2022
Bonds borne out of shared experiences
Adrian found connection and community thanks to Bella, his case worker at Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, a United Way-supported agency.
August 24, 2022
Welcoming a refugee family to the GTA
Simran and her family got the support they needed thanks to United Way agencies dedicated to helping refugees arriving in the GTA.
October 31, 2021
A winner at the game of life
A United Way-supported program helped Cindy gain more confidence and stay connected—something that’s only become more important during the pandemic.
October 31, 2021
Support during hard times
Premji turned to a United Way agency when his wife Shanta was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. What he didn’t expect was to also find community for himself.
Street kids are not just rebels without a cause—and they want (and need) your help.
March 12, 2020
How food banks in Canada work—and why they’re necessary
With rising unaffordability and income inequality in Toronto and the GTA, food banks are needed more than ever
Trans and non-binary people are just that people. Let’s skip the intrusive questions and build relationships
April 29, 2019
Accessibility in Toronto and the GTA is everybody’s issue
There’s a growing movement to break down barriers to participation in everyday life. Are you on board?
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.
January 21, 2019
Low-cost—or free!—mental health services in Toronto and the GTA
A guide to finding affordable counselling and other mental health resources in your neighbourhood
November 03, 2021
Dilprit and Rajbinder Grewal
Dilprit and Rajbinder Grewal’s biggest philanthropic priority is making sure everyone in their community has what they need to thrive.
November 03, 2021
Bernard Dorval and Francine Côté
Bernard Dorval and Francine Côté have committed to spending the next chapter of their lives helping others to realize their dreams.
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.