People are losing their mental health stamina.

Your neighbours are still carrying the added stress and anxiety that comes with life in a pandemic. And the cold, dark winter months make it even harder to cope. When you give to United Way, you make it faster and easier for people to access mental health and crisis supports.

People are losing their mental health stamina.

Your neighbours are still carrying the added stress and anxiety that comes with life in a pandemic. And the cold, dark winter months make it even harder to cope. When you give to United Way, you make it faster and easier for people to access mental health and crisis supports.

We’re learning to carry on, but the needs haven’t gone away. Many people in your community are still struggling.

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Your donation will:

  • Make emotional support and coping strategies available via text, phone, or virtual one-on-one counselling, so people can get help whenever, wherever.  

  • Provide mental health and crisis supports for kids and their parents. 

  • Expand peer support groups and suicide prevention initiatives. 

  • Strengthen mental health programs that reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. 

Because of you, this holiday season will be brighter for your neighbours in need.

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

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Working together to create long-term solutions

United Way East Ontario identifies the most pressing local needs, but the work doesn’t stop there. We also play a critical role in maintaining stability for social services over the long term. Together, we can ensure people who have been sidelined by the pandemic see a brighter future ahead. Your donation fuels lasting change across Prescott-Russell, Ottawa, Lanark County, and Renfrew County.

“This holiday season, our communities are still feeling the pressures of COVID-19.”

Cameron Ketchum, Director, Community Initiatives

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.