We love where we live. It’s this local love that fuels our efforts to tackle even the toughest social issues.
It’s what compels us to find lasting solutions to the complex challenges that make life difficult for our communities’ most vulnerable people.
A clear mission and vision guide our work, as well as a commitment to 100% local impact.
Our mission is to bring people and resources together to build strong, healthy, safe communities for all.
Our vision is that the communities we serve are measurably better because of the work of United Way East Ontario and others.
Our promise is that we will invest resources where they are needed most and where they will have the greatest impact.
Alongside a vast network of supporters and partners, we strive to break down barriers and improve the communities we serve. We are committed to making measurable, lasting change across our region today, and tomorrow.
Poverty. Isolation. Homelessness. These issues aren’t limited by geography—they affect the well-being of our entire region. This is why, in 2017, the four United Ways of Prescott-Russell, Ottawa, Lanark and Renfrew Counties decided to join forces.
Today, we operate as one entity: United Way East Ontario. Our goal is to deliver even greater impact in the communities where we live, work, and play. Together, we are a formidable force for good—with the power to leverage our regional footprint and drive change on a larger scale than ever before.
Transforming local lives
At United Way East Ontario, we’re committed to 100% local impact. That means every dollar we invest stays in the community where it was raised—where it is needed most and will have the greatest impact.
Local love, in action
Every day, communities depend on us to break down barriers, improve lives, and create opportunities for the people who need us most. Storytelling is a huge part of how we show our supporters the tangible difference their donations make in the lives of real, local people.
Take a look at our latest news, impact stories, donor spotlights, and more.
With the help of United Way, community organizations are pursuing new, collaborative ways to prevent suicide in Ottawa.
OrKidstra helps kids in Ottawa’s under-served communities gain confidence and grow through music, and 2023 is looking bright.
Women United’s latest Disruptive Dialogue led to thoughtful discussion on gender-based violence, advocacy, intersectionality, and how to use your voice to create change.
The pandemic has been extraordinarily difficult for vulnerable youth, which has led to an increase in homelessness and barriers to vital services.
Your gift will help seniors like Brenda stay connected during this time of year.
United for All partners are deeply disturbed by the rise in casual and overt antisemitism online, in our communities, and in local schools.
We bring people together to identify, develop and provide solutions to local issues. See where your dollars are going.
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By coming together in a common cause, we’re improving lives across our region.