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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]