HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE: THE UNITED WAY IMPACT

HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

THE UNITED WAY

IMPACT

From crisis to critical social infrastructure. From blunting the pandemic to building blocks for a better tomorrow, we are united in our efforts to make life more livable for people across Toronto, Peel and York Region.

Together with your help and:

700

programs delivered by a network of 300 agencies

$99.2M

in funding, community services and program support

400+

COVID emergency programs delivered by 300 agencies

17

cluster tables with 650 participants from 375 agencies

6

FOCUS tables and 200 participants

1150

generous workplaces

2200

volunteers raising funds and supporting our work

100K

donors making a difference

600

speaker and engagement events

15

jurisdictions spanning 4 levels of government

45

cross-sector and network tables

We are meeting urgent needs, last year reaching over 2 million people, including:

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0individuals at risk of homelessness, or precariously housed, who maintained their housing
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0people who achieved employment or apprenticeships
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0children who received early intervention supports
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0underserved youth who received resources to navigate the systemic issue of community violence
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0people who gained the tools to effectively manage mental health or addictions challenges
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0individuals who accessed services to live independently and engage with their communities
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0seniors who received assistance in connecting with community and services
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0immigrants and refugees who benefited from settlement services
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0women and children who accessed immediate safety supports to live free of violence

To learn more about our strategic and complementary approach to funding, please click on the different granting streams below:

Special Initiatives

Complementing our Anchor, Community Program and Emergency and Recovery funding, United Way invests in a variety of diverse projects:

  • Afghan Resettlement Fund
  • Allan Slaight Seniors Fund
  • Community Food System Grants
  • Community Hubs and Youth Spaces
  • Inclusive Local Economic Opportunity (ILEO)
  • Our Strong Neighbourhood Grants
  • Partnerships and Systems Initiatives Grants
  • Peel Region Development Grants
  • Reaching Home — funded by the Government of Canada through Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Reconciliation and Equity Organizational Infrastructure Grants — through the Barrett Building Opportunities Greater Toronto Fund
  • Regent Park Social Impact Investment Fund
  • Toronto Enterprise Fund
  • Youth School Success Initiative

Emergency and Recovery Support

Throughout the pandemic, United Way has directed vital funds — both government and donor dollars — to meet urgent needs of the individuals and communities most impacted by COVID-19.

Community Program Grants

Complementing our five-year Anchor funding, three-year Community Program Grants address the issues associated with poverty — homelessness, unemployment and more — and enable United Way to be nimble in our response to new and emerging needs.

Anchor Agencies

This grant stream supports the backbone of our network through long-term five-year funding which includes core operating support for these agencies, as well as investment in high-impact programs to address the issues associated with poverty — homelessness, unemployment and more — contributing to stability in the sector.

We are nurturing future-forward initiatives, chock-full of the potential to move us from imagining a brilliant new future to building one — for everyone in our region.

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Better ways to live

  • supportive housing units
  • progressive policies that keep housing affordable
  • safe communities where crises are managed before they erupt
  • community hubs

Better ways to work

  • the ILEO Charter
  • community benefit agreements
  • Career Navigator™ pathways for youth and older job hunters
  • living wages, emergency leave and other job protections
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Better ways to thrive

  • new leaders with the skills and mindset to advance social justice
  • targeted supports for people and communities overcoming multiple barriers
  • cluster tables: coordinated efforts between government and sector from the get-go
STAY WITH US. WATCH THIS SPACE. BETTER YET, INVEST IN IT. AND TOGETHER, WE'LL SEE IT GROW.

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Watch this space.

Better yet, Invest in it.

And together,


We'll see it grow.