September 23, 2022
United Way Greater Toronto kicks off campaign with $110 million goal to meet urgent need and make systems change
United Way Greater Toronto announced the official launch of the 2022 Community Campaign on Show Your Local Love Day (#LocalLove), a day to unite Peel, Toronto and York residents, labour, public and private sectors in the fight against local poverty (#TakeActionOnPoverty). The organization, which runs the largest United Way fundraising campaign in the world, has set a goal of raising $110 million to support community in this critical moment.
September 06, 2022
United Way Greater Toronto’s 2022 Municipal Election Checklist
There are many ways you can play a part in making this place better for all. This election, don’t miss out on your chance to elect a candidate ready to #TakeActionOnPoverty.
September 03, 2022
Celebrating Labour Day
It’s almost Labour Day, a time to reflect on all that we’ve achieved for workers in this country—and the challenges we have yet to meet.
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.
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.