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.
This month, our COVID-19 Community Response Table gathered to continue our conversation on equitable economic recovery, focusing on the potential of community wealth building, social procurement and social enterprise.
Five youth centres in Lanark County have banded together to provide high-quality virtual and in-person activities for youth during the pandemic.
Over the past few months, United Way East Ontario has advocated for policy that will support the most vulnerable people through the pandemic and over the long term. Here’s our analysis of the federal budget and how it will help our communities.
Take a look at our COVID-19 Response Impact Report to see incredible highlights of community work, our call to government, and detailed breakdowns of our impact and its outcomes.
With the added pressures of the pandemic, United Way and our partners have adapted to address the critical mental health challenges facing our region.
A recap of Amplify: a 2-day virtual event celebrating the launch of GenNext East Ontario.
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.