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Our mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Our promise to you is to invest resources where they are needed the most and where they will have the most impact on the most people.

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Homelessness Strategy

We've teamed up with community partners to reduce homelessness in the region.

Homelessness Strategy

The Homelessness Partnering Strategy is a Federal Government strategy & community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to 61 Designated Communities across Canada.
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Early Years Initiative

We help create child and family friendly communities through partnerships.

Early Years Initiative

Early Years Initiative brings together partners from all sectors – provincial & municipal government, community and Aboriginal services, health, education, child care, recreation, libraries and more – to work together to create child and family friendly communities.

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From Poverty to Politics

Rose wants to be the first Indigenous prime minister—and she’s on the right path thanks to a United Way program.

Rose overcame mental health struggles with the help of a United Way tutoring program

“Growing up was tough—I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety as a kid. By the time I was a teenager, most days I just wanted to sleep all day, rather than face the world. I couldn’t eat, shower or even brush my teeth.

In grade nine, I started attending a United Way-funded tutoring and […]

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A Place to Find Comfort

When Nuhaa’s family first moved to Canada, it was a difficult adjustment. But a United Way program made it easier.

“I was born in Syria, but when I was four, my family had to leave because it was too dangerous there. So we went to Jordan. I liked it there because my grandparents and aunts and uncles would spend summers with us. When I was eight, we moved to Canada because my parents thought we could have a better life here.

Coming to Canada was not good and […]

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A Lesson in Empowerment

Emily struggled at school, but a United Way program helped her get on track.

Emily says a United Way high school completion program kept her motivated and accountable.

“When I was in grade 11, I had a big falling-out with my family and ended up moving out. After I left my family home, I felt really overwhelmed by having to manage school and life. Just getting to school was a challenge on its own, even without the homework. And there was a lot of homework, because I […]

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