Seniors are feeling lonelier than ever before.

We’re all disconnected from our social networks and families, but seniors feel that isolation the most. Many are still afraid to leave their homes.

For those seniors who do have support, the caregivers who look after them are also under more stress than ever before. In-person day programs are closed, meaning informal caregivers are having to do more, and are at risk of burnout.

Seniors are feeling lonelier than ever before.

We’re all disconnected from our social networks and families, but seniors feel that isolation the most. Many are still afraid to leave their homes. 

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"We’re keeping seniors healthy and connected."

Kelly Mertl, Director, Community Initiatives
As our communities grapple with the effects of the pandemic, your donation will:
  • Provide grocery and meal deliveries—a need that is ongoing. 

  • Help run telephone-based social programs so seniors can feel connected.

  • Enable new and innovative ways to bridge the technology gap with seniors and provide them options for group activities.

  • Strengthen current programs and expand options for mental health and physical relief for caregivers.

This holiday,
be the bright light for a senior 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.