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Need is not homogenous across the GTA. Neighbourhoods that have been historically underserved and populations that face systemic inequities confront unique challenges, and require tailored, community-led solutions.  

Need is also not static, and United Way works continuously with community to advance more impactful, innovative, and equitable solutions to poverty’s pressing issues. Through our funding for Special Initiatives, we support a diverse range of projects and programming that is responsive to evolving needs and strategic about the future we are building.  

For information on other United Way investments, please see Investing in Community

In December 2021, United Way, The City of Toronto, and Lifeline Afghanistan teamed up to create the Afghan Resettlement Fund to support incoming refugees from Afghanistan. United Way coordinated the distribution of funds directly to frontline community agencies, helping this refugee population settle into their new home, through housing and employment support, food, clothing and community connections. 

Afghan Association of OntarioAfghan Settlement Integration Project (ASIP)Toronto
Afghan Women’s Organization Refugee and Immigrant ServicesRent Subsidy for Afghan RefugeesToronto
Afghan Youth Engagement Development Initiative (Trusteed by The Neighbourhood Group)Afghan Youth Refugee Mentorship Program (AYRMP)Toronto
Arab Community Centre of TorontoHousing Orientation Program (HOP)Toronto
Canadian Centre for Victims of TortureEmpowering WomenToronto
Catholic Crosscultural ServicesResilient Afghan Girls LeadersToronto
COSTI Immigrant ServicesYouth Intergration ProjectToronto
CultureLink Settlement and Community ServicesAfghan Resettlement Project – Health and Well BeingToronto
Jane Alliance Neighbourhood ServicesHelping HandsToronto
Madison Community ServicesCommunity Service’ Vocational Bursary ProgramToronto
Polycultural Immigrant and Community ServicesAgents of Change – Afghan Women InitiativeToronto
Rexdale Women’s CentreAfghan Resettlement SupportsToronto
Skills for ChangeRefugee Integration Services for LGBTQ+ and Female Afghan RefugeesToronto
The Housing Help CentreWelcome to your New Homes:  Access to Housing for Afghani refugeesToronto
TNO-The Neighbourhood OrganizationAfghan Resettlement Support ProgramToronto
Together Project, a project of MakeWay Charitable SocietyWelcome Groups for Afghan NewcomersToronto

The African Resettlement Emergency Fund is a granting stream of over $415,000 to address emerging needs across the Greater Toronto area for African refugee claimants and asylum seekers.

Originally announced on August 9, 2023, the fund grew with an incredible $100,000 gift from the WES Mariam Assefa fund. With grants to 42 organizations across Peel, Toronto and York, the fund supports a wide range of programming including access to culturally appropriate food, housing, and health and wellness supports.

Agency Name (legal name)Project/Initiative Name
Abode Community Service CentreImprove African Refugee Wellbeing
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community ServicesAmong Friends
African Canadian Social Development CouncilAfrican Transcontinental Refugee Emergency Coping Strategies
African Community Services of PeelEmergency Support for African Refugees Initiative
Africans in Partnership Against AIDSAfrican, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Newcomer Engagement
Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA)Refugee Resettlement Rapid Response Program
ANCHOR CanadaANCHOR Refugee Assistance Program (ARAP)
Bethel Outreach Community ServicesCulturally Appropriate African Food
Caribbean African Canadian Social ServicesOur People’s Keeper, Too
Centre for Black Development Options – CanadaProject Give Back
Centre francophone du Grand TorontoSupports to African Refugee Claimants and Asylum Seekers
Christian Centre ChurchAfrican Refuge Care Program
Christie Ossington Neighbourhood CentreFood Sustainability for African Refugees
Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Inc.Providing Basic Needs Items to Refugee Claimant Families
COSTI Immigrant ServicesCARE
Ethiopian Association in the GTA and Surrounding RegionsRefugee Claimants Crisis Response Project in the Greater Toronto Area
Ghanaian-Canadian Association of OntarioAfrican Refugee Resettlement in Ontario
Kenyan Canadian AssociationEmergency Food Support for Asylum Seekers from East Africa
La Passerelle – Integration et Development Economiquesoutien aux refugiés africains
Malton Neighbourhood ServicesThe African Settlement Program
Miracle Arena for All NationsShelter, Clothe, Feed (SCF Program)
Mississauga Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchTender Mercies
Moyo Health and Community ServicesSupport and Care
New Circles Community ServicesNew Circles: Empowering and Supporting African Resettlement
Peel Multicultural CouncilAssisting African Refugee Claimants and Asylum Seekers
Polycultural Immigrant and Community ServicesAfrican Refugees Emergency Project
Sesheme FoundationWellness Wednesdays for African Women for Newcomer Women
Shelley Cares FoundationSCF – African Resettlement
Sistering – A Woman’s PlaceSistering – Welcome
Street Haven at the CrossroadsWomen Supporting Women
TAIBU Community Health CentreWelcoming Embrace
The Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Drop In CentreHotels, Housing & Hope
The Salvation Army Family Life Resource CentreBasic Needs for African Refugees
Toronto People with AIDS FoundationHIV Positive African Refugees Resettlement Project
Collaborative Initiative
African Centre for RefugeesRwandan Canadian Healing Centre
Black Creek Community Health CentreRevival Tabernacle – The Beautiful Foundation
FCJ Refugee CentreDominion Church International
Pilgrim Feast TabernaclesMargaret’s Community Housing and Support Services

The Allan Slaight Seniors Fund supports 15 creative and innovative initiatives to help our region’s most vulnerable seniors age at home while living active, healthy and connected lives. A first of its kind, the fund bridges the gap between the healthcare system and families by connecting seniors to United Way’s network of community agencies ⁠— a critical circle of support to help them stay healthy longer, and close to home. 

The 519Building community for LGBTQ2S Seniors through Participatory ProgrammingToronto
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of TorontoBig GenerationToronto
ESS Support ServicesTrauma-Informed Social Support for CaregiverRegion-wide/GTA
FoodShare TorontoGetting Fresh Produce to Seniors in TorontoRegion-wide/GTA
Hospice TorontoToo Little Too LateToronto
Human EndeavourTechnology, Access and Support for SeniorsRegion-wide/GTA
LOFT Community ServicesSenior and Complex Care Life Enrichment ProjectToronto
Native Canadian CentreOmbay Wisniim Senior ProgramToronto
Native Child and Family ServicesWise Elders’ Circle of Care: Community Care for Vulnerable Aboriginal Seniors in TorontoToronto
Parkdale Community FoodbankAll Dried UpToronto
St. Leonard’s Place PeelAligning Seniors Against Poverty (ASAP)Peel
TAIBU Community Health CentreUbuntu Village Expansion ProgramToronto
WoodGreen Community ServicesFinancial Foundations for Vulnerable Seniors: An innovative approach to financial wellbeingToronto
Unison Health and Community ServicesSeniors OnlineToronto
VHA Home HealthCareActive Body-Active Mind Caregiver Support ProgramRegion-wide/GTA

Supported by the General Mills Foundation and in partnership with the Greater Twin Cities United Way, these grants supported system-level solutions to increase food security in Mississauga. Projects (completed in 2022) focused on going beyond the traditional food distribution model, connecting community agencies, residents and partners to transform neighbourhoods into places with strong, vibrant and connected local food systems.

EcosourceDEEP ROOTS: Promoting Food Access through Community GardensPeel
MIAG Centre for Diverse Women and FamiliesNourishing CommunitiesPeel
Polycultural Immigrant and Community ServicesFood Brings People TogetherPeel
Seva Food BankFundamentals of Cooking ClassesPeel
The Mississauga Food BankMatching Client Needs with Local SupportPeel
Wellfort Community Health ServicesPeel Food Action Council (PFAC)Peel

Community Hubs are one of the key ways United Way supports strong neighbourhoods. They bring a range of supports and shared, community spaces to underserved neighbourhoods in Toronto’s inner suburbs, ensuring all residents can access essential services, supports, and opportunities for community building, close to home.

Access AllianceAccessPoint on Danforth HubToronto
Agincourt Community Services Association365 Bay Mills Community HubToronto
Dorset Park HubToronto
Rexdale Community HubRexdale HubToronto
Scarborough Centre for Healthy CommunitiesMid-Scarborough HubToronto
Unison Health and Community ServicesBathurst Finch HubToronto
Jane Street HubToronto
Working Women Community CentreVictoria Park HubToronto
WoodGreen Community ServicesGolden Mile Space StrategyToronto

In response to continued need and challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way provided $1.2 million in emergency funds to support over 125 programs across Peel, Toronto and York Region in the summer of 2021. Focused on basic needs from food and hygiene to mental health and children’s programming, these projects—many culturally specific ⁠—allocated resources to the people and places in the GTA in greatest need.

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services Toronto
ACCES Employment GTA/Region-wide
Addiction Services for York Region York Region
African Community Services of Peel Peel
Allan Gardens Food Bank Toronto
Alliance Canada Congo (trusteed by Africans in Partnership Against AIDS)Toronto
Asian Community AIDS Services GTA/Region-wide
Aurora Seniors Association York Region
Bangladeshi-Canadian Community Services Toronto
Black Creek Community Farm (trusteed by FoodShare Toronto)Toronto
Blue Door York Region
Braeburn Neighbourhood Place Toronto
Breakaway Community Services Toronto
Caledon Community Services Peel
Caledon Meals on Wheels Peel
Canadian and African Women Aid Program (trusteed by Northwood Neighbourhood Services)Peel
Canadian Center for Community Advancement Toronto
Canadian Association for Equality Toronto
Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto Branch Toronto
Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region Branch York Region
Canadian South Asian Growth and Support Services Toronto
Caregiver Connections Education and Support Organization (trusteed by Parkdale Project Read)Toronto
CAYR Community Connections York Region
Centre francophone du Grand Toronto GTA/Region-wide
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto Toronto
Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation York Region
Christ Healing Evangelical Church – Faith Chapel Peel
Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre Toronto
Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Toronto
Church of St. Laurence Peel
Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW), a project of MakeWay Charitable Society Toronto
Connecting Women with Scarborough Services, a project of MakeWay Charitable Society Toronto
Creating Alternatives Day Program York Region
DEEN Support Services Peel
Dixon Hall Toronto
East York Meals on Wheels Toronto
Elizabeth Fry Toronto Toronto
Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women Toronto
Eparchy of Mississauga Peel, Toronto, York Region
Eritrean Canadian Community Center Of Metropolitan Toronto Peel,Toronto, York Region
Eshkiniigjik Naandwechigegamig, Aabiish Gaa Binjibaaying – ENAGB Indigenous Youth Agency Toronto
Evangel Hall Toronto
FCJ Refugee Centre GTA/Region-wide
Feeding Canadian Kids Toronto
FoodShare Toronto Toronto
Free For All Foundation Peel
Frontlines Toronto
Fruitful Communities Peel, Toronto
Gandhian Initiative for Development of Support Services Peel
GlobalMedic Toronto
Glorious Women of Wonders Peel
Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church Toronto
Growing Neighbourhoods Foundation Toronto
Hand Up Toronto Toronto
Haven on the Queensway Peel, Toronto
Haven Toronto Toronto
Health Out Loud Toronto
Heart Beatz/Cliffcrest Community Centre Toronto
Home on the Hill Supportive Housing York Region
Hope 24/7 Peel
Humanity First GTA/Region-wide
Jane Alliance Neighborhood Services Toronto
Jane Finch Community Ministry Toronto
KCWA Family and Social Services GTA/Region-wide
Kennedy House Toronto
Kidnetix Kidz Association (trusteed by Camda Sports Foundation Canada)Peel
Krasman Centre York Region
Lady Ballers Camp Peel, Toronto
Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region Peel
Lumenus Community Services Toronto
Luso Canadian Charitable Society Peel, Toronto
MABELLEarts Toronto
Malvern Food Bank Toronto
Matthew House Toronto Toronto
Muslim Children’s Aid and Support Services Toronto
Newcomer Centre of Peel Peel
Newmarket Co-op (trusteed by CHATS-Community & Home Assistance to Seniors)York
North American Muslim Foundation Toronto
Ontario Learning Development Foundation Inc. Toronto, York Region
Ontario Water Centre York Region
Parents Engaged in Education Toronto, York Region
Peel Senior Link Peel
Positive Community Development (trusteed by Delta Family Resource Centre) York Region
Rameshwar Mandir & Cultural Sabha INC Peel
Refugee Women’s Network Peel, Toronto, York Region
Rexdale Women’s Centre Toronto
Routes Connecting Communities Inc. York Region
S.E.A.S. Centre Toronto
Sai Dham Food Bank Peel, Toronto
Salaheddin Islamic Centre Inc. (o/a Tawheed Community Centre)Peel
SEA Mission INC Toronto
Senior Tamils Society of Peel (trusteed by Indus Community Services)Peel
Seva Food Bank Peel
Shelley Cares Foundation Toronto
Sherbourne Health Toronto
Shine Through the Rain Foundation GTA/Region-wide
Silent Voice GTA/Region-wide
Sistema Toronto Toronto
SMILE Canada- Support Services GTA/Region-wide
Social Services Network for the York Region (o/a Seniors Services Network)York Region, Toronto
SOSO World Ministries Toronto
South Asian Women’s Centre Toronto
St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club Toronto
Street Health Toronto
Suffah Academy Peel, Toronto
The Concerned Kids Charity of Toronto Toronto
The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association GTA/Region-wide
The Dam Peel
The Four Villages Community Health Centre Toronto
The Journey Peel
The Mississauga Food Bank Peel
The PACT Urban Peace Program Toronto
The Salvation Army in Canada Agincourt Community Church Toronto
The Salvation Army of Central York Region York Region
The Yonge Street Mission Toronto
Toronto Foundation for Student Success Toronto
Urban Squash Toronto Toronto
VHA Home HealthCare Peel, Toronto
Vision of Hope Resource Centre Peel
Volunteer Mississauga Brampton Caledon Peel
Working Women Community Centre Toronto
Yellow Brick House York Region
YMCA of Greater Toronto Toronto
Youth Now on Track Services Organization Toronto
Youth Rising Above Toronto
YWCA Toronto Toronto

ILEO brings together the private, public, and community sectors to find innovative ways to reduce gaps in economic prosperity at the neighbourhood level. A partnership with BMO Financial Group, ILEO is advancing five pilot projects in Scarborough’s Greater Golden Mile while offering a new model for building truly inclusive communities amidst neighbourhood growth and revitalization. For more information on ILEO, please see our dedicated page.

These grants support place-based initiatives to strengthen underserved neighbourhoods across the GTA and address neighbourhood inequality. Developed by and for community, these projects are helping to build local economic opportunity, neighbourhood infrastructure, and social wellbeing. 

Agincourt Community Services AssociationSteeles L-Amoreaux Community Food NetworkToronto
The Dorset Park Safety InitiativeToronto
East Scarborough Storefront, A Project of MakeWay Charitable SocietyKGO WorksToronto
Jane/Finch Community and Family CentreJane Finch Economic Opportunities Community Development InitiativeToronto
Malvern Family Resource CentreMalvern Takes RootToronto
North York Community HouseOur Strong Neighbourhood InitiativeToronto
 Creating Change TogetherToronto
Rexdale Community HubJane Finch Economic Opportunities Community Development InitiativeToronto
TNO – The Neighbourhood OrganizationThorncliffe Park Community Hub – Community EngagementToronto
Unison Health and Community ServicesOur Strong and Beautiful Bathurst-FinchToronto
Working Women Community CentrePartners in ProsperityToronto

These grants support co-designed initiatives where United Way is working with community, local government and corporate partners to meet community needs. Projects focus on enhancing collaboration, coordination and service delivery to advance system-level solutions to poverty.

360 KidsYork Region Youth Homelessness Prevention and Housing Stabilization StrategyYork
Agincourt Community Services AssociationCommunity Safety and Well-Being South-Central MarkhamYork
Agincourt Community Services AssociationScarborough Civic Action NetworkYork
Blue DoorNew Leaf Project Toronto StudyYork
Housing for All York Region Land TrustYork
Canadian Mental Health Association, York RegionCommunity Safety and Well-Being Central NewmarketYork
Community Safety and Well-Being South-Central Richmond HillYork
CHATS – Community & Home Assistance to SeniorsYork Seniors Cluster Table: Northern Social Prescriber ProjectYork
Dixon HallOne-time Summer Safety ProjectToronto
Indus Community Services Peel RegionCommunity Metamorphosis Network (Service Planning through Region of Peel Dissolution)Peel
Jane/Finch Community and Family CentreOne-time Summer Safety ProjectToronto
Latin American Covid-19 Task Force (Trustee: Conoser Scholarship Fund)Latin American Covid-19 Task Force: Latin American Open Data Portal InitiativeGTA
Malvern Family Resource CentreOne-time Summer Safety ProjectToronto
North York Community HouseOne-time Summer Safety ProjectToronto
Ontario Living Wage NetworkOntario Living Wage NetworkGTA
Peel Senior LinkCreditvale Mills Community Wellness HubPeel
Rexdale Community Health CentreOne-time Summer Safety ProjectToronto
North Etobicoke Cluster Food Security ProjectToronto
ROUTES Connecting CommunitiesCommunity Safety and Well-Being North GeorginaYork
Scarborough Centre for Healthy CommunitiesOne-time Summer Safety ProjectToronto
Sinai Health System (Health Commons)York Region Seniors Cluster & Mount Sinai: Developing a Policy Case for COVID Recovery with Older Adults:York
Taking a close look at Seniors’ experiences in York Region York
Social Planning TorontoJust & Equitable Recovery for TorontoToronto
Toronto Mayoral By-election Engagement InitiativeToronto
TNO – The Neighbourhood OrganizationOne-time Summer Safety ProjectToronto
North York Cluster: Pop-up Mobile Housing Supports HubToronto
University of TorontoSocial Real Estate Training ProgramGTA
Urban Change Lab Action Coalition (Trustee: Toronto Association of Neighbourhood Services)Ontario For AllGTA
West Neighbourhood HouseGTA Financial Empowerment InitiativeGTA
Social Medicine InitiativeGTA

These grants support local residents and networks in Peel Region’s Cooksville, Malton and downtown Brampton communities to build their understanding of neighbourhood issues and priorities, plan together, and develop community-led solutions to address local challenges.

Indus Community ServicesCooksville Community Development InitiativePeel
Malton Neighbourhood ServicesNUCLEUS ProjectPeel
The JourneyThe Healthy Neighbourhoods ProjectPeel

In response to the historic underfunding of organizations led by Indigenous, Black and other equity-deserving communities, these grants deepen our support for agencies led by, focused on and serving these communities. They equip agencies with the funding and flexibility to build long-term organizational strength and not just keep the doors open, but also build for the future.

Afghan Women’s Organization Refugee and Immigrant ServicesToronto
African Community Services of PeelPeel
Anduhyaun Inc.Region-wide/GTA
CEE Centre For Young Black ProfessionalsToronto
Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)Toronto
Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)Region-wide/GTA
Delta Family Resource CentreToronto
Embrave Agency to End ViolencePeel
Krasman CentreYork
Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment & TrainingToronto
Roots Community ServicesPeel
Sandgate, Women’s Shelter of York Region Inc.York
The Indigenous NetworkPeel
Yellow Brick HouseYork

The Regent Park Social Impact Investment Fund is a model of place-based investment. Focused on community building, local employment and economic development, safety and communication, the Fund brings resident-led solutions to life in support of inclusive neighbourhood revitalization. 

Centre for Social InnovationSDP – Communications Strategy (Collaborative Project)Toronto
Regent Park Community Health CentreYEA – Youth Enrichment Academy (Collaborative Project)Toronto
The Neighbourhood GroupRegent Park Youth Outreach Workers & Youth Empower Youth (YOW/YEY) (Collaborative Project)Toronto
Centre for Social InnovationHealing as One Community Wellness (Community Project)Toronto
NextGen League (Community Project)Toronto
Vision for Tomorrow – Dreamers Market (Community Project)Toronto
Toronto Centre for Community Learning & DevelopmentCultural Bazaar (Community Project)Toronto
Sewing the Climate (Community Project)Toronto
Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls ClubsPeoples Elite – Knowledge2Wisdom (Community Project)Toronto

At the height of Omicron, United Way ramped up support for the community sector through this new emergency fund. Grants distributed in 2021 helped agencies adapt and continue to provide critical in-person or in-home services, from food, gift cards and mental health services to PPE and additional staff support. 

519 Church Street Community CentreAn Army of Lovers Fights HungerToronto
5n2 Soup Kitchen ProjectFront-line supportToronto
Active Adult Centre of MississaugaSeniors’ SafetyPeel
Afghan Women’s OrganizationEmergency Grocery Support for Vulnerable NewcomersToronto, Peel
African Community Services of PeelBlack community Food Security ProgramPeel
Agincourt Community Services AssociationClosing our doors is not an optionToronto
Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre of TorontoCook and ConnectToronto
All Saints Church Homes for Tomorrow SocietyAll Saints Homes Feeds The HungryToronto
Allan Gardens Food BankFeed the poorToronto
Alpha HouseFood SuppliesRegion-wide/GTA
Alzheimer Society of York RegionEmergency Care ResponseYork
Apostles Revelation Society (o/a Society for the Living)Society for the LivingToronto
Arab Community Centre of TorontoCOVID-19 Family Support ProgramToronto
Bangladeshi-Canadian Community ServicesFood & Safety measures during COVID-19Toronto
Barbra Schlifer Commemorative ClinicPandemic RecoveryToronto
Bethlehem United Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic)Emergency 24/7 ShelterToronto
Better Living Health & Community ServicesBetter Living Grocery and Transportation AssistanceToronto
Black Coalition for AIDS PreventionHarm Reduction Community Connect TeamToronto
B’nai Brith National Organization CanadaEmergency Food Bank and Seniors Outreach ProgramsToronto, York
Boys and Girls Club of PeelFood Gift Card DistributionPeel
Braeburn Neighbourhood PlaceFood Security ProgramToronto
Building Up (trusteed by Raising the Roof)Rapid testing at Building UpRegion-wide/GTA
Canadian Centre for Torture VictimsWomen for WomenToronto
Canadian Mental Health Association, York RegionCOVID Client SupportYork
Canadian Mental Health Association/Peel BranchCOVID-19 Client Grocery CardsPeel
Canadian South Asian Growth and Support ServicesSafety for AllToronto
Carefirst Seniors & Community Services AssociationSupporting Front Line in ActionToronto, York
Caritas School of LifeCaritas COVID-19 PlanRegion-wide/GTA
Catholic Crosscultural ServicesDriving Food Security for Vulnerable Community MembersToronto
CAYR Community ConnectionsPractical SupportsYork
Centre for Immigrant and Community ServicesEmergency Food ResponseToronto
Centre francophone du Grand TorontoAddressing food insecurity of Francophones during the pandemicRegion-wide/GTA
Chasdei Kaduri Jewish Food BankFood BankToronto, York
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto FoundationOne Meal at A TimeToronto
Christ Church St James Anglican ChurchCCSJ Food PantryToronto
Christie Ossington Neighbourhood CentreIncrease In PPE SuppliesToronto
Christie Refugee Welcome CentrePartition to Create Temporary Sleeping Space for Homeless Walk-In Refugee FamiliesToronto
Church of the Holy TrinityUnity KitchenToronto
Circle of CareRelieving Food InsecurityToronto, York
Cliffcrest Community Centre (o/a Heart Beatz)Heart Beatz Youth Covid ReliefToronto
College-Montrose Children’s PlaceStaff ReplacementToronto
Community Connect (trusteed by The Veritas Foundation)Food Hamper  Toronto
Community Living York SouthCOVID CAREYork
COTA HealthEmergency Food SupportToronto
Delta Family Resource  CentreFood AccessToronto
Direct Your Life (trusteed by The Neighbourhood Group)Direct Your Life One on One MentoringToronto
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Drop In CentreSupporting Critical Community NeedsPeel
Dixon HallRHP Omricon Food assistanceToronto
East End United Regional MinistrySafe and Secure Food NowToronto
East Scarborough Boys’ and Girls’ ClubEmergency Support 2022Toronto
Eastview Neighbourhood Community CentreEastview Food Bank Covid Emergency ResponseToronto
Efry HopeSupporting Marginal Women – Homeless and Justice Involved Navigating Covid -19Peel
Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women (North York)Heros Together (HT)Toronto, York
Ernestine’s Women’s ShelterSupporting the Front LineToronto
ESS Support ServicesProtecting our CommunityToronto
Evangel HallPhones and Water for vulnerable neighboursToronto
Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless YouthFood Security for Youth Experiencing HomelessnessToronto
FCJ Refugee CentreFrom Our Kitchen Table To YoursRegion-wide/GTA
Fife House FoundationFife House COVID-19 HIV/AIDS Homeless Hunger ReliefToronto
Filipino-Canadian Community HouseEmergency Covid 19 Support to members/ClientsToronto, York
Flemingdon Park MinistryGood Food Grocery Card ProgramToronto
For Youth Initiative In TorontoFYI Cares – Community Care PackagesToronto
Fort York Food BankFYFB Front Line SupportToronto
Friends of RubyFood Access Program for LGBTQI2S youthToronto
Frontline Community Centre (trusteed by Punjabi Community Health Services)Keeping Frontline SafeRegion-wide/GTA
Girls Inc. of York RegionCOVID-19 Food Support ProgramYork, Geogina Island First Nation
Good Shepherd Refuge Social MinistriesGift Cards for People Who Struggle with Poverty and HomelessnessToronto
Grant African Methodist Episcopal ChurchFood Bank EssentialsToronto
Growing Neighbourhoods Foundation (o/a Building Roots)Moss Park Food DeliveryToronto
Haven on the QueenswayHelping the Isolated During CovidToronto, Peel
Haven TorontoMeals ProgramToronto
Heart House HospicePPE & Necessities of LifePeel
Homes First SocietyEssential Safety Supplies to Provide Care (ESSPC)Toronto
Hong Fook Mental Health AssociationFinancial Support to Clients in NeedToronto
Horizons for YouthCovid-19 Emergency ResponseToronto
House of Compassion of TorontoCovid-19 Prevention in High Support HousingToronto
Human EndeavourSupportive and Caring CommunitiesRegion-wide/GTA
Islamic Circle of North America (o/a ICNA Relief Canada)Gift Card Distribution ProjectToronto
Islamic Social Services and Resources Association (Toronto)Responding to Food Insecurity – Increasing Food Access to  Vulnerable PopulationsToronto
Islington United ChurchMabelle Food ProgramToronto
Jane Alliance Neighbouhrood ServicesThinking of EldersToronto
Jane/Finch Community and Family CentreEmergency ResponseToronto
JVS TorontoRequest for PPE to Deliver Critical In-Person Psychology ServicesToronto
Kidnetix Kidz Association (trusteed by Camda Sports Foundation Canada)Good Food ProgramPeel
Knights TableGood Neighbour Mobile Seniors ProgramPeel
La Passerelle – Intégration et Développement Économique (trusteed by Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants)Bons d’achat alimentaire pour les familles francophones noires et racialisées affectées par la pandémie de la COVID-19Region-wide/GTA
LAMP Community Health CentreHealth & Safety ImplementationsToronto, Peel
Langar Seva Meal & Support ServicesMeal & Essential Items Delivery Programregion-wide/GTA
LOFT Community ServicesSt. George Meal ProgramToronto
Lumenus Community ServicesRelief StaffToronto
M.I.N.D. Program Moving in New Directions Inc.PPE To OperateToronto
Macaulay Child Development CentreThe Fresh Produce Food Box ProjectToronto
Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action ProjectSex Worker COVID ResponsToronto
Malvern Family Resource CentreStaying Safe in MalvernToronto
Midaynta Community ServicesCovid-19 ReliefToronto
Mississauga Services to Seniors (trusteed by ESS Support Services)Meals on Wheels Grocery Card ProgramPeel
Moyo Health and Community ServicesEat Right, Stay HealthyPeel
NeighbourLink North York415 Food HubToronto
Newcomer Centre of PeelTogether We Move ForwardPeel
Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association (trusteed by York Region Food Network)Pandemic ReliefYork
North York Community HouseSupporting Afghan NationalsToronto, Peel
North York Harvest Food BankContinuing Frontline Food SupportsToronto
Opportunity For AdvancementStay WellToronto
Parkdale Activity and Recreation CentreSafety for the Front Line StaffToronto
Parkdale Community Food BankEmergency Support to Sustain Food Bank Program DeliveryToronto
Parkdale Project Read IncCovid-19 Safety for LiteracyToronto
Peacebuilders International (Canada)COVID Food SupportToronto
Peel Multicultural CouncilCleaning, Disinfecting service area and PPE’s for frontline staffPeel
Peel Senior LinkUWGT’s Emergency Fund for COVID-19_Critical Needs SeniorsPeel
Planned Parenthood of TorontoServing Vulnerable YouthRegion-wide/GTA
Positive Community Development (trusteed by Delta Family Resource Centre)Food and Essential Needs Accessibility ProgramRegion-wide/GTA
Prisoners’ HIV/AIDS Support Action NetworkWinter needs and food securityToronto
Regent Park Community Health CentreCovid 19 Food SecurityToronto
Rexdale Community Health CentreRexdale Food SupportsToronto
Rexdale Community HubKeeping the Hub Doors Open: Protecting Our Staff, Volunteers, and CommunityToronto
Richmond Hill Community Food BankHEPA Filters to Help Keep RHCFB OpenYork
Riverdale Housing Animation ProgramsEmergency Food Delivery FundingToronto
Romero HouseFood Security, Nutrition & Social JusticeToronto
Routes Connecting Communities Inc.Georgina RoutesYork
S.E.A.S. Centre (Support Enhance Access Services Centre)Our Doors Are Always OpenToronto
SacredHand CanadaEmergency food SupplyPeel
Scadding Court Community Centre Inc.SCCC Emergency Food ProgramToronto
Scarborough Centre for Healthy CommunitiesMobile HealthToronto
Scarborough Food Security InitiativeEmergency Gift Cards & PPEToronto
SEA MissionEmergency Relief for Single Mothers and UnemployedToronto
Seeds of Hope FoundationSOH Emergency Food Supportregion-wide/GTA
Seva Food BankHome Delivery for Vulnerable ClientsPeel
Shelley Cares FoundationSCF Gift Card & Community PantryToronto
Sistering – A Woman’s PlaceEmergency Food Access COVID InitiativeToronto
SKETCH Working ArtsSKETCH Wellness KitsToronto
Somali Women’s and Children’s Support Network (trusteed by LAMP Community Health Centre)Pandemic Family SupportToronto
SOSO World Ministries2022 Continuity of OperationsToronto
South Asian Cultural and Health Association for Youth and Seniors (trusteed by Agincourt Community Services Association)Keep Isolated Seniors Safe (KISS)Toronto, York
South Asian Women’s CentreEnsuring safety and preventing hungerToronto
St. Alban’s Boys’ & Girls’ ClubBGC AssistantToronto
St. Felix Social Ministries OutreachCritical Pandemic SuppliesToronto
St. John the Compassionate MissionAlleviating Food Insecurity in Scarborough VillageToronto
St. Michael and All Angels ChurchFood bank and hot meal programToronto
Storefront Humber Inc.Food DeliveryToronto
Street Haven at the CrossroadsEmergency  Spending MoneyToronto
Street Health Community Nursing FoundationSafety & SupportToronto
Syme Woolner Neighbourhood and Family CentreEquitable Food AccessToronto
The Community Share Food Bank Inc.Grocery Gift Card Relief for out-of-area clients and Volunteer PPEToronto
The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association“We Care” Projectregion-wide/GTA
The Firgrove Learning & Innovation Community Centre (trusteed by Delta Family Resource Centre)Food Secure/Our Unsung HeroToronto
The Four Villages Community Health CentreEmergency food security gift cardsToronto
The George S. Syme Seniors’ Centre of YorkEmergency Response/Syme Family Food BankToronto
The Giving Tree Unionville (trusteed by The Neighbourhood Group)PinkCarsYork
The Journey Neighbourhood CentreGroceries 2022Peel
The Lighthouse Community CentreCovid 19 ReliefToronto
The Massey Centre for WomenSustaining Critical In-Person Services for Adolescent MothersToronto
The Neighbourhood GroupCommunity DinnerToronto
The Pamoja Institute for Community Engagement and Action (trusteed by Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities)Get through winter to enjoy springToronto
The Salvation Army Evangeline ResidenceCovid-19 Pandemic Shelter NeedsToronto
The Salvation Army Georgina Community ChurchSalvation Army Emergency Food Support ProgramYork, Georgina Island FIrst Nation
The Salvation Army of Central York RegionSalvation Army Emergency Food Support ProgramYork
The Scott MissionScott Missions response to Covid-19
Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee (trusteed by FoodShare Toronto)Neighbour’s-In-Need-Food security programToronto
TNO-The Neighbourhood OrganizationEmergency COVID DeliveriesToronto
Toronto Cares (trusteed by Oakwood Vaughan Community Organization)Grocery DeliveryToronto
Toronto Centre for Community Learning & DevelopmentSeniors Meal ProgramToronto
Toronto People with AIDS FoundationPWA Essentials marketToronto, Peel
Ve’ahavtaMJRH Outreach ProgramToronto
VHA Home HealthCareShop and Relief: On Our WayToronto, Peel
Victim Services of PeelCrisis Intervention and Emergency AssistancePeel
Weston King Neighbourhood CentreWeston King Neighbourhood Take-out mealsToronto
Workers’ Action Centre (trusteed by Ontario Employment Education and Research Centre)Food Security for Migrant and Precariously Employed WorkersWorkersToronto
Working For ChangeOut of This World CafeToronto
Working Women Community CentreEmergency Food SecurityToronto
Yonge Street MissionFront-line Covid SupportToronto
York West Active Living CentreClearing the AirToronto
Yorktown Family ServicesProviding Critical In-person Mental Health Support SafelyToronto
Youth Without ShelterYWS Emergency Food Fund UWGTToronto
YWCA TorontoPPE for front line

The Toronto Enterprise Fund (TEF) supports the start-up, sustainability, and scaling of employment social enterprises. Jointly funded with the municipal and federal governments, TEF supports employment social enterprises that improve community engagement, economic participation, and quality of life for people from equity-deserving groups.

Beam (operated by Jane-Finch Community Ministry)BeamToronto
Building UpBuilding UpRegion-wide/GTA
Carefirst Cleaning (operated by Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association)Carefirst CleaningToronto
Cedar Basket Youth (operated by Native Canadian Centre of Toronto)Cedar Basket YouthToronto
College Street Café (operated by Working for Change)ConstructToronto
Construct (operated by Blue Door Support Services)Free Geek TorontoYork
Eva’s Print Shop (operated by Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth)Inn TeamToronto
Free Geek Toronto (operated by CyberEquality)Interpreter Service TorontoToronto
Inn Team (operated by Inn From the Cold)Out of This World CaféYork
Interpreter Service Toronto (operated by Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic)Parkdale Green Thumb EnterprisesToronto
Out of the Box (trusteed by The Neighbourhood Group)RAINscapeTOToronto
Out of This World Café (operated by Working for Change)Smashing Good PiñatasToronto
Parkdale Green Thumb Enterprises (operated by Working for Change)The Goodness GiftToronto
RAINscapeTO (operated by Toronto Green Community)The Silver BrushToronto
Smashing Good Piñatas (operated by ADDUS)Toronto
The Goodness Gift (operated by South Asian Autism Awareness Centre)Toronto

With the support of Scotiabank, United Way is working with community agencies and school boards in Toronto and York Region to support the educational and holistic success of Black youth. Inspired by the Black Youth School Success Initiative that began in Peel, the YSSI offers Toronto and York Region students in grades 6 to 8 and their families complementary academic and social supports to build equitable, safe, engaging, and inclusive learning environments. 

Delta Family Resource CentreYouth Student Success Initiative (Rexdale)Toronto
East Scarborough Boys’ and Girls’ ClubYouth Student Success Initiative (Scarborough)Toronto
Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association (MACCA)Youth Student Success Initiative (York Region)York