Without their regular support systems, kids are at-risk of falling behind.

Kids have lost their typical social connections—mentors, teachers, and friends—at a time when relationships are so important to their growth and well-being. The isolation brought on by COVID-19 has significantly affected their mental health. Kids are spending days alone and missing things as simple as giving each other a hug.

Without their regular support systems, kids are at-risk of falling behind.

Kids have lost their typical social connections—mentors, teachers, and friends—at a time when relationships are so important to their growth and well-being. The isolation brought on by COVID-19 has significantly affected their mental health. Kids are spending days alone and missing things as simple as giving each other a hug.

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"We’re making sure kids don’t fall behind, socially or academically."

Mohamed Sofa, Director, Community Initiatives
As our communities grapple with the effects of the pandemic, your donation will:
  • Provide kids who live in low income homes with technology so they can keep up in school.

  • Help run the telephone-based and virtual programs so that youth can stay connected to counsellors. 

  • Enable after-school programs that mix online and safe in-person activities, like at-home learning, online tutoring, and programs focused on social interaction and building trust. 

  • Provide meal kits to ensure kids stay healthy.

This holiday,
you can bring brightness back into a child’s life.

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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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.