We’re all experiencing isolation, but … vulnerable communities feel it the most.

It’s been a year of ‘firsts’, but for many people in our communities, isolation, poverty and mental health struggles aren’t new. Though everyone has been impacted by the pandemic, there may be people in your community who are struggling more than most.

We’re all experiencing isolation, but … vulnerable communities feel it the most.

It’s been a year of ‘firsts’, but for many people in our communities, isolation, poverty and mental health struggles aren’t new. Though everyone has been impacted by the pandemic, there may be people in your community who are struggling more than most.

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"We’re bolstering frontline agencies so they can continue their vital work."

Abid Jan, Director, Capacity Building
As our communities grapple with the effects of the pandemic, your donation will:
  • Provide innovative solutions for after-school programs that mix online and in-person activities.

  • Deploy telephone-based programs for seniors so they can interact and connect with one another.

  • Strengthen helplines and expand mental health supports to ensure top-quality virtual care. 

  • Help young people facing homelessness access critical social services through technology.

This holiday,
be the bright light for a neighbour who needs you.

Your donation will be matched by Scotiabank to help fuel measurable, 100% local change across East Ontario.

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Donate today and your gift will be matched by

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Donate today and your gift will be matched by

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People are relying on social services now more than ever.

At United Way East Ontario, we are focused on keeping these services stable and building their capacity to respond to new challenges. We do research into where the needs are greatest, we mobilize volunteers, fund new positions and expand programs to support the most vulnerable people.

Your donation is in good hands.

We invest your gift in smart, strategic ways, to ultimately move the needle.

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100% Local Impact

Every donation is put to work in the community where it is raised.

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Top 100 Canadian Charity

Charity Intelligence, MoneySense & Maclean’s named us a top-100 Canadian charity.

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Issues You Care About

Poverty. Isolation. Homelessness. Together, we can tackle the issues that seem impossible to solve.