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Category: Crisis Supports

We know the horrific violence we are seeing in Gaza and Israel is causing immense pain, anger, and sorrow here locally. These emotions are powerful, and lead to the compassion and empathy we hold for others both near and far. At the same time, many people across East Ontario have been experiencing violence and hateful rhetoric as a result of these emotions spilling over in harmful ways.
Affordable housing, one of six priorities identified by United Way East Ontario ahead of the 2022 federal budget, is a major focus of this year’s document. We take a close look at how this budget will affect our communities’ most vulnerable residents.