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We work with every level of government to serve our communities. That includes working in tandem with local authorities to overcome challenges and streamline support, amplifying local needs and priorities with government leaders, and helping government get funding into the hands of community.  

Throughout the pandemic, that’s included being the go-to for getting emergency federal dollars out the door. We’re proud to have partnered with United Way Centraide Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in Peel, Toronto, and York Region, allocating a total investment of $21.1 million to over 425 community service agencies from 2020-21. We also administered the GTA portion of the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program in 2020 – a total of $850,000 distributed to 45 programs across the GTA.  

See below for more recent government funding we’ve helped distribute. 

United Way Greater Toronto funds 173 community service organizations through the Community Services Recovery Fund

United Way Greater Toronto is proud to have worked with United Way Centraide Canada as part of the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. This fund is being administered collaboratively by the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations, including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies, and Registered Charities located in Canada. The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what Community Service Organizations need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million by the Government of Canada to help Community Service Organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) adapt, modernize, and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility, and sustainability of the community services that they are providing through the pandemic recovery and beyond.

The following community service organizations are being supported in Peel, Toronto and York:


AangenGlow and Rejoice InitiativePeel Children’s Aid Foundation
Addiction Services Central OntarioGrace CourtPeel Multicultural Council
African Community ServicesGrant African Methodist Episcopal Church of CanadaPeel Senior Link
Afri-Can FoodBasketGreenbelt FoundationPeople to People
Afro-Carib Immigration Settlement CenterHill House HospicePORTICO
Aga Khan MuseumHindu Cultural SocietyPower to Girls Foundation
Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning CentreHorizons for YouthProsserman Jewish Community Centre
Alliance for Equality of Blind CanadiansHospice TorontoPueblo Science
AmadeuszHospitality Workers Training CentrePunjabi Community Health Services
Anishnawbe HealthHouselink and Mainstay Community HousingRéseau  des Chercheures Africaines
Applewood Centre for Adult LearningHuman EndeavourREST Centres
Ar-Rashaad CentreHumber River Black Creek Boys and Girls Sport Band ClubRexdale Community Hub
BALANCE for Blind AdultsInstitute For a Resource-Based EconomyRichmond Hill Community Food Bank
Barbra Schlifer Commemorative ClinicInstitute for Canadian CitizenshipRiwoche Buddhist Temple
Baycrest FoundationInterAccessRomero House
Beaux Arts CollectiveJACS TorontoRoots Community Services
Bethell HospiceJAYU FestivalSai Dham Food Bank
Big Brothers Big Sisters of TorontoJohn Howard Society of TorontoScarborough Gym Elites
Black DiamondJohn Howard Society of York RegionSchwartz/Reisman Centre
Braeburn Neighbourhood PlaceJUMP MathScott Mission
Brain Injury Association of Peel and HaltonKapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and CultureSomali Women and Children’s Support Network
Bramalea Islamic Cultural CentreKarma Country CampSouth Asian Women’s Centre
Business in the StreetsKleinburg Nobleton Soccer ClubSt. Mary and St. Samuel Church
BYJ TorontoKrasman CentreSt. Philip’s
Caledon Meals on WheelsLa Passerelle-I.D.E.Street Haven
Canada International Children’s Art FoundationLabour Community Services of PeelStreet Health
Canadian National Exhibition AssociationLicensed to LearnThe 519
Canadian South Asian Growth and Support ServicesLocal Enhancement and Appreciation of ForestsThe Association of Certified Professional Nutritionists
Centre for Social InnovationMabelle Food Program – Islington United ChurchThe Centre for Language and Cultural Studies
Centre for Spanish Speaking PeoplesMABELLEartsThe Church of St Stephen, Downsview
Centre of Immigrant and Community ServicesMalton Neighbourhood ServicesThe Dam – Develop Assist Mentor
Centre of Learning & DevelopmentManagement Advisory Service of OntarioThe Learning Enrichment Foundation
Chester VillageMarkham Contemporary Music FestivalThe Orient Dance Co. (Toronto)
Chinese Canadian National Council for Social JusticeMayworksThe Remix Project
Chippewas Of Georgina Island First NationMeadowvale Seventh-day Adventist ChurchThe Sharing Place
Christ Church Deer ParkMetropolitan United ChurchTheatre Direct
Christie Ossington Neighbourhood CentreMind ForwardThorncliffe Park Autism Support Network
CMHA Peel DufferinMindfulness EverydayToronto Alliance for the Performing Arts
Community Alliance for Accessible TreatmentMontage Support ServicesToronto Hebrew Memorial Parks
Community Living TorontoMuslim Children’s Aid and Support ServicesToronto Region Immigrant Employment Council
Community Music Schools of TorontoNa-Me-ResToronto Smartphone Film Festival
Creating AlternativesNew Haven Learning CentreUzima
CreativeHub 1352New LeafVegTO
CultureLInkNew Leaf FoundationVibe Arts
Dancing with Parkinson’sNew NakfaVoice of the Vedas
Delta FamilyNew Visions TorontoVolunteer Markham
Do Good DonutsNewmarket Co-opVolunteer MBC
Don’t Mess with the DonNorth American Muslim FoundationWellesley Institute
East End UnitedNorth York Community HouseWorkers’ Educational Association of Canada
Ecologos/Water DocsNorth York Harvest Food BankWorking Skills Centre
EcosourceOgo TawaWychwood Clarinet Choir
Eden Food for ChangeOjibiikaanYork Hispanic Centre
Elspeth Heyworth Centre for WomenOneChild Network & Support Inc.York-Fairbank Centre for Seniors
ESG United ChurchOntario Digital Literacy and Access NetworkYYZ Artists’ Outlet
Eva’sOntario Water Centre
Family Services of PeelParkdale Community Food Bank
Family Services of York RegionParticipation House Markham
FCJ Refugee CentrePathway Non-Profit Housing
Free For All Foundation
Geneva Centre or GCA
Giant Steps Toronto/York Region