Homeless youth are struggling to stay safe during the pandemic.

Living on the streets, in the cold, without appropriate supports—it’s a reality for hundreds of local youth. Now, add in a pandemic. Those who are told to self isolate have nowhere to go, and it’s harder to stay safe.

Homeless youth are struggling to stay safe during the pandemic.

Living on the streets, in the cold, without appropriate supports—it’s a reality for hundreds of local youth. Now, add in a pandemic. Those who are told to self isolate have nowhere to go, and it’s harder to stay safe.

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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 youth experiencing homelessness with much needed connections to social services.

  • Enable new and innovative ways to bridge the technology gap with youth so they can stay connected to counsellors and mentors. 

  • Give them a warm place to be in a safe, physically-distanced setting. 

  • Supply basic needs like masks and meals, so they’re able to stay safe and healthy.

This holiday,
be the bright light for a youth 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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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.