Isolation, lockdowns, job loss. All of this and more has taken a toll on our mental health.

Being separated from loved ones is having devastating effects on our mental well-being. For some, due to COVID-19, this is their first time experiencing mental health issues. For others, the depression and isolation we’re feeling this year is a year-round reality.

Isolation, lockdowns, job loss. All of this and more has taken a toll on our mental health.

Vulnerable people are struggling and they need our help now.

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"We’re making mental health support easier to access."

Cameron Ketchum, Director, Community Initiatives
As our communities grapple with the effects of the pandemic, your donation will:
  • Expand mental health supports in rural areas to ensure top-quality virtual care.

  • Strengthen helplines like 211, Counselling Connect, and the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region, which are a lifeline for many. 

  • Help deliver culturally-appropriate crisis and mental health services.

  • Make sure mental health supports are easier to access, since traditional face-to-face counselling sessions are not an option for many.

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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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.