October 15, 2022
What election issues do you care about?
In this week’s newsletter we’re talking about the election issues we care about, Islamic Heritage Month and some new United Way-supported programs.
October 01, 2022
We’re raising $110 million for community—and you can help us
In this week’s newsletter we’re talking about our 2022 Community Campaign, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and a legislative win for Ontarians with disabilities.
September 06, 2022
United Way Greater Toronto’s 2022 Municipal Election Checklist
There are many ways you can play a part in making this place better for all. This election, don’t miss out on your chance to elect a candidate ready to #TakeActionOnPoverty.
September 03, 2022
Celebrating Labour Day
It’s almost Labour Day, a time to reflect on all that we’ve achieved for workers in this country—and the challenges we have yet to meet.
November 26, 2021
Why community collaboration is the key to building back better
Why community coordination tables are a ‘game-changer’ when it comes to our response to COVID-19.
January 07, 2019
5 ways poverty affects youth unemployment
Being unemployed as a young person can have ramifications that last a lifetime — without work experience, formal training or a professional network, it’s hard to reach even the first rung on the corporate ladder.
December 19, 2019
I’m poor and I’m a great mom. Come at me.
Income level should not determine whether someone is fit to parent
March 31, 2020
A day in the life: Jake Farr, trans advocate and counsellor
As a teacher, social worker and bridge-builder, Jake Farr is making life better for trans communities in Toronto and Durham
January 10, 2019
Unsung hero: Toronto housing advocate Aiko Ito
The GTA’s housing crisis means keeping seniors off the streets, but that is no small feat — just ask Aiko Ito
August 28, 2019
Here’s just how much poverty can hold kids back
Poverty has serious repercussions for people of all ages. But for kids, it has particularly devastating effects. An alarming 17 per cent of Canadian children live in poverty. In Toronto, the rate is even higher.
March 12, 2020
How food banks in Canada work—and why they’re necessary
With rising unaffordability and income inequality in Toronto and the GTA, food banks are needed more than ever
Trans and non-binary people are just that people. Let’s skip the intrusive questions and build relationships
February 11, 2020
9 revolutionary ways to make self-care a priority
Taking care of yourself is a radical act, but there are simple ways to make it a lifelong habit
October 16, 2020
A neighbourhood lens on food security
Maybe you’ve heard the term ‘food desert,’ but what about ‘food swamp’? Here’s what that means—and why you might be living in one without even knowing it. Food insecurity doesn’t always look like you think.
January 21, 2019
Low-cost—or free!—mental health services in Toronto and the GTA
A guide to finding affordable counselling and other mental health resources in your neighbourhood
November 03, 2021
Dilprit and Rajbinder Grewal
Dilprit and Rajbinder Grewal’s biggest philanthropic priority is making sure everyone in their community has what they need to thrive.
November 03, 2021
Bernard Dorval and Francine C?té
Bernard Dorval and Francine C?té have committed to spending the next chapter of their lives helping others to realize their dreams.
August 11, 2021
#HelpStartsHere, for all Canadians
Anyone living anywhere in Canada can pick up the phone and dial 2-1-1 to reach a Service Navigator for information on community-based health, social and government services in or near their community.
September 02, 2020
5 steps to building a more inclusive workplace
United Way partner McCarthy Tétrault shares five steps they’ve taken to build a more inclusive workplace. They want more companies to follow their lead.