Creating positive impact in your community

In 2020, United Way supported 387 local community programs and 47 collaborative initiatives that helped 430,377 people build better lives.

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United Way brings people together to solve social issues and improve local lives. This work would be impossible without the support of local agencies, corporations, community leaders, government—and people like you.

Your donation helps improve lives right here in your community—it ensures important services are available to kids, families, and individuals when and where they need them the most. When you invest in United Way, you are investing in community-wide programs and long-term planning initiatives that improve lives and create lasting social change in our community.
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Learn more about the issues you’re helping to solve

Your investment is hard at work solving complex issues in your local community. See the most pressing ones:




Mental Health

Social Isolation

Domestic Violence

Intergenerational Trauma

Readiness For Success

School and Career Success

Basic Needs

Financial Stability

Employment Opportunities

Invest in your community to see change at a local level. Your gift gives your family, friends, and neighbours a hand up when they need it most.

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Run a workplace campaign

Improve local lives, raise your company profile, gain leadership experience, boost employee engagement, and drive team building.

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Join Gen Next

This group of young professionals share a passion for philanthropy and help to shape the future of their community.

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Become a corporate sponsor

Help build a great community and achieve your community investment goals. Specific events and programs that align with your company interests are available to sponsor.

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Attend an event

Show your support in-person and connect with other local change makers. Exciting events are added throughout the year.

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Participate in the Sponsored Employee Program

Build top talent to build business value! A unique opportunity to develop high-potential employees who want to grow their careers, capabilities, and networks.

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Give your time in a rewarding, hands-on way to make a meaningful impact in your local community.

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Join Women United

This local network of strong female philanthropists and business leaders come together to lead change in our community.

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Explore planned giving

Ensure long-term investment in the community via a powerful legacy that reflects your values and vision for the future.

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