Show your local love.

With your support, we can break down barriers, improve lives, and create opportunities for the people who need us the most.

Kuma crushed the stereotypes

For kids like Kuma who grew up in a low-income area, it can be hard to combat stereotypes attached to a person’s socio-economic background, and what that might mean for their future.

Thanks to SWAG, I grew from someone who didn’t have confidence in my ability to succeed in school, into someone with the world at my fingertips.

Kuma, SWAG Program Participant

After attending the program all throughout her high school years, Kuma graduated and is now pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in African Studies.

United Way is proud to support programs like these so that kids from underserved neighbourhoods and marginalized communities can have every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Together, we can tackle the greatest challenges facing the most vulnerable people in our communities.

When you make a donation, you make big things happen.

  • You give kids the support they need to achieve success.

  • You ensure those facing mental health crises get the help they need, when they need it.

  • You make sure seniors can maintain their independence and stay connected with loved ones.

  • You help us respond to the needs that the pandemic has created and amplified.

We need your support more than ever.

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United Way East Ontario is named one of Canada’s top-performing charities. Learn more.

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Show your local love. Now, we need it more than ever.

By giving to United Way East Ontario, you make it possible for kids like Kuma to have a great life, no matter where they grow up.