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.
Get to know our latest United Way East Ontario Community Builder Award winners: Dr. Warren Clarke, Daljit Nirman, Thirteen: A Social Enterprise, David Chun Yu Lao, Dr. Mohd Jamal Alsharif, Top Shelf Distillers, Dominion City Brewing Co., and loveOttawa experiences!
Food insecurity not only affects nutrition, but can also have an impact on mental health. This partnership in Prescott-Russell helps residents access fresh, local produce.
We are proud to sign on to this Open Letter from United Ways across Ontario and partners
calling on the provincial-municipal housing summit to take bold and visionary action starting now
with 10 recommendations.
John wanted to give back to his community in a unique way. By participating in Beau’s Virtual Ride, he was able to provide for others and accomplish a personal goal.
Our communities across East Ontario are still feeling the pressures of COVID-19. People are losing their stamina when it comes to mental health.
Before the holidays, our COVID-19 Community Response Table met to discuss the challenges charities are facing nearly two years into the pandemic, and how we can work together for a more sustainable, collaborative future.
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.