Get Involved

Behind our work, there are people who get involved in big and small – but always significant – ways. They ensure a better future for their family, and their community. 

Our greatest challenges demand the force of our entire region, and its smart, dedicated, and generous people.

Partner with us

By joining forces with United Way, your organization can make a real, measureable impact on the lives of those who need it most.  Our partners are engaged in their community—and they show their local love in creative ways, all while meeting their business objectives.

Whether your organization’s goal  is to improve employee engagement, demonstrate accountability, increase brand recognition, or simply make your neighbourhood a better place for all—United Way is here to help. 

Get your organization started

Team up with us to promote your organization’s social responsibility and make a difference for those in need.

Already a partner?

Check out the tools to help make your involvement a success. 

Make a donation

Give in someone's honour

Mark a milestone, a special occasion or honour someone’s memory with a gift. Personalize a card with a note and print it or send it by email.


Your donation fuels the work we do and changes lives in our communities. Make a secure online donation today.

Strategic Giving

Through gift of stock, estate giving or life insurance, create a legacy plan that is right for you and your family.

Give your time and skills


Every day across our region, volunteers work to make our communities a great place to live – for everyone.

Attend events

By taking part and joining our team, you can experience the local love that we all have for our communities.

Loaned Representative Program

This is the opportunity to nurture your inner philanthropist while learning new skills and increasing your value as a public service employee.

Affinity Programs

At United Way we have specialized programs aligned to what you care about most. 

Whether you’re looking to connect with emerging leaders about local issues through GenNext Ottawa, or join like-minded individuals to create lasting change for women through Women United, there are many opportunities for you to stand-up for what you believe. 

GenNext Ottawa
GenNext Ottawa is the go-to gathering of people in their 20s and 30s who want to create lasting change.
Women United
Bringing together women who contribute their resources and expertise to make our communities measurably better.

Community-wide Initiatives

United Way East Ontario brings people together to solve social issues and improve local lives. This work would be impossible without the support of local agencies, corporations, community leaders, and government.  When you contribute to or participate in community-wide programs and long-term planning initiatives you are part of creating lasting social change.

Employment Accessibility Resource Network
Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN) brings together employers, service providers and other stakeholders to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities and to promote inclusive and accessible workplaces.
Hire Immigrants Ottawa
Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO) brings together employers, immigrant agencies and stakeholders to enhance employers’ ability to access the talents of skilled immigrants in the Ottawa area.
project step
project step is an award-winning drug and substance abuse initiative, which ensures local youth have access to counselling, support, addiction education, and prevention programming.
Facing Forward
Everyone deserves access to personal protective equipment. For many, getting face masks isn’t as easy as it sounds.
United for All
Coming together to address the issues of hate, violence and extremism in our community.

See how you help spread local love.

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    help people in crisis.

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    support newcomers.

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    celebrate diversity.

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    fuel inclusion.

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    end hate and violence.

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    make sure every kid graduates.

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    end youth homelessness.

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    show my local love.

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  9. I want to…

    help seniors thrive.

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