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Every kid deserves the chance to succeed—no matter where they grow up.

You can create opportunities for local youth to learn and grow—putting them on the path to success in school, and in life.
  • In some Ottawa neighbourhoods, almost 50% of kids start school without a solid foundation for learning.

  • Students in low-income communities may lack access to safe, affordable, positive after-school activities.

  • Without these programs, kids are more likely to drop out of school—continuing the cycle of poverty.

  • Participation improves their grades, self-esteem, relationships, and ultimately, helps them reach their full potential.

Give the gift of local love today.

Your donation will be matched by Scotiabank*.

Donate today and double your impact*. Every gift will be matched and will fuel measurable, lasting, 100% local change in your community—in Prescott-Russell, Ottawa, Lanark and Renfrew Counties.

Your donation is in good hands.

We invest your gift in smart, strategic ways, to ultimately—move the needle.
This is the power of United Way East Ontario.

100% Local Impact

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


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.

Help the most vulnerable as we respond to COVID-19.