Community Crises

Standing with, and for community. When crisis strikes, together we take action.

Crisis is not unfamiliar to our region

We’ve been there for each other through floods, ice storms—even tornadoes. We’ve also reached far beyond our borders to welcome those in need, and help them build a better life. At United Way East Ontario, we know that when we stand up for one another, we can make a difference.

Rising up in times of need

IN 2015

The world was watching Syria. We formed United for Refugees to bring refugees to Ottawa and help them build a better life.

IN 2018

Tornadoes ripped through our region. We formed After the Storm to address urgent and long-term needs.

IN 2019

The spring thaw and rains caused massive flooding across Eastern Ontario. Through After the Floods, we were there to help.

Recovery after an unexpected community crisis can continue long after the immediate needs are met. Often invisible struggles linger, and new and unexpected challenges can emerge. That’s why United Way East Ontario works rapidly with front-line agencies, municipalities and partners across Prescott-Russell, Ottawa, Lanark County and Renfrew County to help those most in need.

Thanks to our partners and supporters, we ensure communities affected by crisis have the long-term mental health supports they need to heal, that those most vulnerable of isolation are engaged, and that basic needs are met.

Taking on urgent challenges. Making a big impact.

Home in Dunrobin destroyed by a tornado

Supporting our community After the Storm

United Way has helped communities affected by the tornadoes to ensure long-term resilience and mental health recovery.

United Way has the power to conquer complex challenges

Building connections between people, organizations, government and businesses is in our DNA. Deep roots in our communities means we know who the right people are to bring to the table, and we work together to make informed decisions that have a long-term impact. When crisis strikes our communities, this becomes our superpower. 

When United Way responds, we follow through.

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