Why United Way?

We invest in communities.

We are strategic about how and where your dollars are invested, and it’s our job to make sure the money goes where it’s needed most. Whether funding programs that teach conflict resolution skills to a high-risk family, enable a senior to live independently, or help a high school student stay in school, United Way’s impact is local, tangible and meaningful.

United Way gives people in your community the opportunity to reach their potential and improve their quality of life. We bring together business, government, school boards and others to address the root causes of social issues and develop long-term strategies to solve them.

Our mission.

The United Way is a voluntary organization whose mission is to acquire and coordinate resources to improve the quality of life for people in need.

Together, we:

    • Value trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity and respect
    • energize and inspire volunteerism and volunteer leadership
    • endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action
    • provide non-partisan leadership
    • embrace diversity

Community Impact is about achieving meaningful, long-term improvements to the quality of life in Canadian communities by addressing not just the symptoms of problems, but also getting at the root causes. It’s about making fundamental changes to community conditions.