Community Investments 2019-2020

United Way East Ontario invests our available resources in smart, strategic ways to move the needle for the most vulnerable people in our communities. Our expert volunteers evaluate and make recommendations to fund programs, collaborations and initiatives that create measurable, lasting change.

Below are our investments for July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020, divided into the three focus areas of our activities that fulfill our mission, vision and promise. These investments are determined by our annual Call for Proposals process, unless otherwise indicated.

Note: To respond to the pressures of COVID-19, United Way East Ontario extended our annual investments until September 30, 2020 to maintain the stability of charities during the pandemic. Additionally, we continue to invest to support the most vulnerable through COVID-19.

Every kid should have the basic building blocks to stay on track to succeed—in school, and in life.
  • PROGRAM
  • AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION
  • INVESTMENTS (CAD $)
  • A Way Home Ottawa - Community Systems Planning to Prevent & End Youth Homelessness
  • Alliance to End Homelessness
  • $45,500.00
  • Community House After School Programs
  • Banff Avenue Community House
  • $68,908.00
  • After School Programs for Lanark County
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County
  • $31,500.00
  • Community Based Mentoring
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
  • $131,295.00
  • Critical Hours
  • Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
  • $310,776.00
  • After School Programs, Teen Drop-In
  • Boys and Girls Club of Pembroke
  • $37,500.00
  • Students Will All Graduate (SWAG)
  • Carlington Community Health Centre
  • $46,501.00
  • BOOSTER: Building on Opportunities for School Transition by Enhancing Readiness to Learn
  • Carlington Community Health Centre
  • $36,825.00
  • Jeunes femmes en action
  • Centre Novas-CALACS
  • $5,000.00
  • Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative (OCYI)
  • Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • $75,000.00**
  • Building Skills, Transforming Lives
  • Christie Lake Kids
  • $27,781.07
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • CMHA Champlain East (Association canadienne de santé mentale)
  • $12,000.00
  • Addressing Unique Needs of Youth to Engage as Leaders
  • Community Resource Centre Killaloe/Youth Café
  • $17,000.00
  • Elevate - "CAPTURE" Building Resilience and Engagement for Teens
  • Elevate
  • $8,000.00
  • Safe Shelter for Youth Aged 16-19
  • Family and Children’s Services Renfrew County
  • $12,500.00
  • Fiers de nos enfants / Maisons de la famille et Outreach Attendant Care
  • Groupe Action
  • $7,500.00
  • Youth Matters Youth Supportive Housing
  • John Howard Society of Ottawa
  • $51,552.46
  • Restorative Practices Lanark County
  • Lanark County Community Justice Program Inc
  • $4,000.00
  • Second Stage Housing and Support Service
  • Lanark County Interval House
  • $20,748.96
  • Life Skills Program for Rural Youth
  • Lanark Highlands Youth Centre
  • $4,375.00
  • Life Skills Program for Rural Youth
  • Lanark Highlands Youth Centre
  • $9,000.00
  • Programme de prévention et de traitement des toxicomanies
  • Maison Fraternité
  • $33,979.50**
  • Forever Young!
  • Mills Community Support Corporation
  • $21,922.20
  • Second Stage Youth Housing Program
  • National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA
  • $22,670.79
  • Housing Works
  • Operation Come Home
  • $31,931.20
  • Addictions Support Program
  • Operation Come Home
  • $43,659.00**
  • OrKidstra Community Program
  • OrKidstra – Sistema Ottawa
  • $4,000.00
  • After School Homework Club & Teen Mentor Program
  • Osgoode Youth Association (O-YA)
  • $15,000.00
  • Sivuliuqtiksavut: Making of Future Leaders
  • Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre
  • $55,000.00
  • Family Navigation and Support
  • Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario
  • $59,086.17
  • Enfants et ados, nos leaders de demain
  • Patro d'Ottawa
  • $71,479.65
  • Carling Family Shelter Children and Youth
  • Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
  • $38,388.00
  • School's Cool
  • Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
  • $80,000.00
  • Une communauté inclusive grâce aux personnes autistes
  • Regroupement Autisme de Prescott-Russell
  • $12,000.00
  • Rideauwood's Parent Program
  • Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services
  • $33,979.50**
  • Creating Opportunities through the Hot Shoe Production Studio
  • Social Planning Council of Ottawa
  • $25,000.00
  • Success for Children of Teen Parents
  • St. Mary's Home
  • $82,922.00
  • Returning to Our Roots
  • Ten Oaks Project
  • $17,641.34
  • Healthy Eating for Better Learning
  • Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training
  • $10,000.00
  • Mental Health & Addictions Child/Youth Services
  • Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
  • $114,723.00**
  • Move It! After School
  • Youth Action Kommittee of Perth & District (YAK)
  • $19,525.56
  • Transitional Housing for Homeless Youth
  • Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
  • $90,159.56
  • Make the Connection for Infants and Toddlers (formerly known as MMBOW)
  • Youville Centre
  • $25,461.20
  • Mental Health and Addiction Counselling for Pregnant or Parenting Adolescent Mothers
  • Youville Centre
  • $43,659.00**
A  job, a purpose, a sense of belonging—we can ensure more people in our communities achieve financial independence and stability.
  • PROGRAM
  • AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION
  • INVESTMENTS (CAD $)
  • Pass It On! Program - Preschool & Family Literacy
  • Adult Learning & Training Centre
  • $5,062.50
  • Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World
  • Adult Learning & Training Centre
  • $20,121.00
  • RightBike Supportive Employment Program
  • Causeway Work Centre
  • $32,962.74
  • Krackers Katering
  • Causeway Work Centre
  • $47,314.94
  • Appuis techniques et culturels en emploi pour les nouveaux arrivants
  • Conseil Économique et Social d'Ottawa Carleton (CESOC)
  • $19,964.70
  • Sewing for Jobs
  • EcoEquitable
  • $22,080.30
  • ARCHES - Supportive Employment Program
  • John Howard Society of Ottawa
  • $49,207.53
  • Power of Trades - Puissance des métiers
  • National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA
  • $29,019.83
  • From Volunteerism to Employment
  • Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
  • $35,031.35
  • Career Access for Newcomers
  • World Skills Employment Centre
  • $134,397.24
  • Immigrant Youth Employment Program (IYEP)
  • Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
  • $41,006.28
Ensuring our communities are great for everyone by improving equity, connections and overall well-being.
  • PROGRAM
  • AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION
  • INVESTMENTS (CAD $)
  • Bursary Support
  • Algonquin College Foundation - Perth
  • $1,000.00
  • Bridging the Gaps: Trauma, Mental Health & Addictions
  • Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre
  • $18,889.19
  • Emergency Fund and Outreach Programs for Young Families
  • Arnprior Family Pre-School Resource Centre
  • $6,000.00
  • Community Houses Collective
  • Banff Avenue Community House
  • $24,075.10
  • Promouvoir une alimentation santé pour le bien-être des gens à faible revenu
  • Banque Alimentaire Central d'Hawkesbury (BACH)
  • $10,000.00
  • Loyer annuel
  • Banque Alimentaire d'Embrun
  • $8,000.00
  • La Soupière et Le Bon Samaritain
  • Centre Chrétien Viens et Vois
  • $6,500.00
  • Making Voices Count
  • Centre de ressources communautaires de la Basse-Ville
  • $35,000.00
  • LOH
  • Centre de ressources communautaires de la Basse-Ville Inc.
  • $25,352.60
  • Acceuil et soutien aux personnes en situation de crise
  • Centre d'éducation financière EBO (ENTRAIDE BUDGÉTAIRE OTTAWA)
  • $51,632.00
  • Breaking Down Barriers to Successful Reintegration
  • Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA)
  • $36,879.36
  • Enabling Seniors Through Choice
  • Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa
  • $56,035.00
  • Mental Health Counselling Program
  • Counselling and Family Service Ottawa/Service familial et counseling Ottawa
  • $72,000.00
  • Skillbuilders Police Referrals
  • Crossroads Children's Centre
  • $34,769.84
  • 24-Hour Ottawa Distress Line / Suicide Hotline
  • Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region (DCOR)
  • $117,238.64*
  • Around the Rainbow
  • Family Services à la famille Ottawa
  • $43,556.10
  • Mental Health Counselling
  • Family Services à la famille Ottawa
  • $144,857.00
  • Bereavement Family Support and Resident Counselling
  • Hospice Renfrew
  • $12,000.00
  • The Counselling Group
  • Jewish Family Services of Ottawa
  • $70,825.87
  • Union Counselling Program
  • Labour Community Services
  • $112,695.00***
  • Mental Health Wellness Room
  • Lanark County Mental Health
  • $1,850.04
  • Operation of Drop-In Centre, System Navigation, Support
  • NeighbourLink Fountain (Arnprior & District Paraclete Ministries)
  • $10,000.00
  • Senior, Youth and Family Counselling and Outreach Programs
  • North Renfrew Family Services
  • $17,000.00
  • 211 Support
  • Ontario 211
  • $133,145.96***
  • Clinical Counselling Program
  • Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization
  • $66,625.67
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Support Program
  • Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
  • $55,937.65
  • Intégration sociale et communautaire des personnes aînées francophones
  • Patro d'Ottawa
  • $44,075.00
  • Smiths Falls Senior Day Program
  • Perth Enrichment Program for Older Adults
  • $13,945.56
  • Pre-Natal Health and Parent Support for Military Families
  • Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre
  • $3,000.00
  • Creating the Change We Want
  • Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
  • $69,161.00
  • Transitioning to Community
  • Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa
  • $64,524.34
  • Coordination Gifts in Kind program/Programme dons en Nature
  • Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre
  • $46,730.00
  • Bereavement family support and resident couselling
  • Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre
  • $12,500.00
  • Rural Adult Day Program and Caregiver Support
  • Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS)
  • $38,238.00
  • Coordonateur de soutien aux adultes et aînés vulnérables
  • Services communautaires Prescott-Russell
  • $12,000.00
  • Supporting Ethno-cultural Seniors and Caregivers
  • Social Planning Council of Ottawa
  • $38,871.00
  • Research, Evaluation and Development for Vibrant Communities
  • Social Planning Council of Ottawa
  • $109,900.00
  • Yet Keen Seniors' Day Centre Outreach Program
  • Somerset West Community Health Centre
  • $15,000.00
  • Equity for Us
  • Somerset West Community Health Centre
  • $17,850.00
  • Mental Health Support - Individual & Group
  • South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre
  • $49,280.00*
  • Engaging Seniors
  • South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre
  • $32,657.00*
  • Soutien situations de crise
  • Tel-Aide Outaouais
  • $47,529.38*
  • Building Resiliency Through a Case Management Approach: Counselling and Crisis Supports for Vulnerable and At-Risk Women
  • The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa
  • $73,194.00
  • Seniors' Centre Without Walls
  • The Good Companions
  • $30,000.00
  • Adult Day Program
  • The Good Companions
  • $48,823.00
  • Operation of Drop-In Centre, Refuge and Client Services
  • The Grind
  • $25,500.00
  • Building Capacity to Change Lives
  • Volunteer Ottawa
  • $70,000.00
  • Ottawa Neighbourhood Study (ONS)
  • Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
  • $115,000.00***

* Funded through After the Storm
** Community-Wide Initiative: mobilizes multiple stakeholders in order to address community-wide challenges and create a collective response to affect systemic change
*** Strategic Investment: advances multiple priority goals for United Way and has a clearly defined role for United Way to add value through convening, facilitating, coordinating, evaluating, reporting or project managing

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. The following is a summary of United Way East Ontario’s investments to support the most vulnerable through the COVID-19 pandemic, starting on March 30, 2020. 
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Our COVID-19 related investments aim to address the following:

  • Help for seniors – ensure that while vulnerable people are isolated, they are also supported
  • Basic needs – ensure people have access to life’s essentials, such as food
  • Capacity for community services – ensure frontline agencies can continue to do their vital local work
  • Mental health support – enable crisis lines and system navigation services during this time of heightened stress
  • Support for volunteers – there are amazing people rallying to support others – they need our help too

This page was last updated on August 6, 2020

Funding for the following investments come from these sources:

  • United Way East Ontario’s Local Love in a Global Crisis campaign: $135,886.35
  • United Way East Ontario’s Testamentary Funds (funds reserved for crisis response): $24,447.97
  • The Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program: $234,713.65
  • HelpAge Canada: $8,900.00

TOTAL: $403,947.97

  • AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION
  • FUNDING AMOUNT (CAD $)
  • The Good Companions
  • $15,000.00
  • The Good Companions
  • $55,000.00
  • Rural Ottawa South Support Services
  • $5,400.00
  • The Good Companions and Ottawa West Support Services
  • $4047.97
  • Champlain Community Support Network
  • $106,500.00
  • Champlain Community Support Network (Renfrew)
  • $8,000.00
  • Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition
  • $40,000.00
  • Jewish Family Services
  • $35,000.00
  • Conseil Économique et Social d’Ottawa Carleton
  • $20,000.00
  • Cornerstone Women’s Shelter
  • $13,400.00
  • Montfort Renaissance
  • $25,500.00
  • Connected Canadians
  • $20,100.00
  • Citizen Advocacy
  • $25,000.00
  • Ottawa Senior Pride Network
  • $15,000.00
  • Mills Community Support Corporation
  • $4,000.00
  • PEP Senior Therapeutic Centre
  • $4,000.00
  • Groupe Action pour l'enfant la famille et la communauté de Prescott-Russell
  • $2,045.00
  • Services Communautaires de Prescott et Russell
  • $5,955.00

Funding for the following investments come from these sources:

  • The Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund: $4,725,588.35

Please note: As of August 10, 2020, $82,500.00 from United Way East Ontario’s portion of the Emergency Community Support Fund is still being negotiated with local programs in Prescott-Russell and Renfrew County.

We will continue to update this page as funding agreements are finalized. The list below currently includes $4,643,088.35 worth of investments.

This page was last updated on August 6, 2020

  • PROGRAM
  • AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION
  • FUNDING AMOUNT (CAD $)
  • Ottawa Coalition of Community Houses
  • Banff Avenue Community House
  • $130,000.00
  • Virtual Mentorship During COVID-19
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
  • $60,000.00
  • Community-Wide Coordination and Infrastructure to End Homelessness in Ottawa
  • Causeway Work Centre (Alliance To End Homelessness Ottawa)
  • $40,000.00
  • Counselling Connect
  • Centretown Community Health Centre
  • $296,955.00
  • Make a Plan for a Safe Return
  • CHEO Foundation (Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative)
  • $25,000.00
  • Virtual and Remote Respite Program
  • Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
  • $180,000.00
  • Counselling Connect
  • Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region
  • $50,589.00
  • Unsafe at Home
  • Interval House of Ottawa
  • $135,184.00
  • Online Youth and Adult Restorative Justice Diversion Program
  • Lanark County Community Justice Program
  • $6,250.00
  • Mental Health Services
  • North Renfrew Family Services
  • $19,392.00
  • Cooling Program
  • Ottawa Community Housing Foundation for Healthy Communities
  • $75,000.00
  • Cooling Program
  • Ottawa West Community Support (Champlain Community Support Network)
  • $100,000.00
  • Virtual Care for Anyone Needing Mental Health / Addiction Services in the Champlain Region
  • Phoenix Centre for Children and Families
  • $185,000.00
  • COVID-19 Support for Chinese, Vietnamese and Cambodian Vulnerable Groups
  • Somerset West Community Health Centre
  • $50,000.00
  • Collaboration: Supporting Isolated Vulnerable Seniors
  • The Good Companions
  • $419,830.00
  • Not-for-Profit Training
  • Volunteer Ottawa
  • $75,000.00
  • Youturn Youth Support Services – Supporting Client Mental Health
  • Youturn Youth Support Services
  • $7,650.00
  • Newcomer Youth Services
  • Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)
  • $60,000.00
  • Covid Communications
  • Refugee 613 (OCISO)
  • $50,000.00
  • Meeting Urgent Basic Household Needs for Ottawa Families
  • Helping with Furniture
  • $25,000.00
  • COVID Crisis Support Service
  • Somerset West Community Health Centre
  • $90,000.00
  • Food baskets; essential items
  • Operation Come Home
  • $30,000.00
  • Online Crisis Services
  • Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region
  • $100,000.00
  • Fresh Food Hampers
  • Ottawa Food Bank
  • $75,000.00
  • Britannia Woods Food Pantry/Community House
  • Britannia Woods Community House
  • $20,000.00
  • Peer Support Harm Reduction
  • Youth Services Bureau
  • $40,000.00
  • The SOAR (Strengths over Adversities Response) Pandemic Program
  • Roberts / Smart Centre
  • $90,000.00
  • Digital Inclusion Ottawa Coordination
  • Social Planning Council of Ottawa
  • $65,000.00
  • Community Development Framework - Honeycomb Project
  • South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre
  • $60,000.00
  • Indigenous Cyber Counselling
  • Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
  • $74,695.00
  • Tewegan Hard Braid
  • Tewegan Housing for Aboriginal Youth
  • $39,497.00
  • Inuuqatigiit Elder Supports
  • Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families
  • $75,500.00
  • Social Connections for Ethno-cultural Community Members
  • Social Planning Council of Ottawa
  • $30,000.00
  • “Je suis branché’’
  • Patro d'Ottawa
  • $35,000.00
  • EFry Ottawa's Digital Transformation
  • Elizabeth Fry Ottawa
  • $87,066.00
  • Inuuqatigiit Mental Health Supports
  • Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families
  • $41,644.00
  • Virtual access to services
  • Youth Services Bureau
  • $16,000.00
  • Crisis Intake Services
  • Carlington Community Health Centre
  • $50,565.00
  • Connecting to Seniors
  • Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC)
  • $30,000.00
  • Refugee housing and settlement
  • Stepstone House Immigrants Integration Support Services
  • $20,000.00
  • Protecting the Health and Safety of Inuit (Project)
  • Tungasuvvingat Inuit
  • $95,000.00
  • ONFE Digital Volunteer Transformation
  • Ottawa Network for Education
  • $35,000.00
  • Health Promotion, Safety, Food Security for Vulnerable Individuals Living in Supportive Housing
  • John Howard Society of Ottawa
  • $80,000.00
  • Community Services
  • Assunnah Muslims Association
  • $30,000.00
  • Gifts in Kind program
  • Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre
  • $25,000.00
  • Interactive video-based online mental health support
  • Jewish Family Services
  • $50,000.00
  • Serenity renewal for families counselling and workshops
  • Serenity Renewal For Families
  • $80,750.00
  • Supporting Indigenous Women and Children Fleeing Violence through COVID-19
  • Minwaashin Lodge
  • $60,000.00
  • Support for Isolated Seniors and Vulnerable Immigrants and Newcomers
  • Somali Centre for Family Services
  • $60,000.00
  • TRANScending Isolation: Supports for Families with Trans+ Children and Youth
  • Family Services Ottawa
  • $55,000.00
  • Parents as Teachers Virtual Support
  • Canadian Mothercraft of Ottawa Carleton
  • $75,365.00
  • Support for Volunteers
  • LiveWorkPlay
  • $22,500.00
  • Support Services
  • Bruce House
  • $76,799.85
  • Virtual Services for Acquired Brain Injury
  • Vista Centre Brain Injury Services
  • $40,000.00
  • Peer Support Program
  • Ottawa Gay Men's Wellness Initiative (MAX Ottawa)
  • $48,938.00
  • Food security & Social inclusion & learning
  • Lowertown Community Resource Centre
  • $100,000.00
  • Emergency Food Distribution
  • Parkdale Food Centre
  • $28,200.00
  • Ottawa Kosher Food Bank
  • Kehillat Beth Israel
  • $30,000.00
  • Emergency Food Bank – Drive-Thru/Walk-Up/Delivery
  • Care Centre Ottawa
  • $10,000.00
  • Community Centre Without Walls
  • PEP Seniors Therapeutic Centre
  • $7,200.00
  • Online Youth and Adult restorative justice diversion program
  • Lanark County Community Justice
  • $6,250.00
  • Pandemic Helpline and Brief Crisis Supports
  • Lanark County Mental Health
  • $20,000.00
  • Supporting a Healthy Highlands
  • Lanark Renfrew Health and Community Services
  • $13,000.00
  • Food and Nutrition Security with Lanark County Youth (FANS-LCY)
  • Mississippi Mills Youth Centre
  • $51,780.50
  • The Youth Coalition of Lanark County; Community Service Capacity
  • YAK Youth Services
  • $51,780.50
  • Capacity for Volunteer Recruitment
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lanark County
  • $5,665.50
  • Food for Thought in Lanark County
  • Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation
  • $25,000.00
  • Groupe de bénévoles pour Prescott et Russell
  • Services Communautaires Prescott-Russell
  • $75,000.00
  • Community Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Canadian Mental Health Association S D & G/Prescott-Russell Branch
  • $21,653.00
  • Support et divertissement pour aidant naturel et client vulnérable
  • Services Communautaires Prescott-Russell
  • $20,000.00
  • Youth Engagement Summer Program
  • Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County
  • $26,000.00
  • Rural Food Security - Basic Needs
  • Killaloe Community Resource Centre
  • $40,000.00
  • Food program - Basic Needs
  • Society of St. Vincent De Paul Pembroke
  • $15,000.00
  • Basic Needs/Mental Health/Capacity
  • Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County
  • $26,000.00
  • Basic Needs/Mental Health
  • Victim Services Renfrew County
  • $26,000.00
  • Ontario Partner Assault Response Program
  • Living Without Violence
  • $11,825.00
  • Freezers plus volunteer support
  • Riceville Food Cupboard/Prescott-Russell Church of God
  • $18,000.00
  • Grocery Gifts Cards for Vulnerable Families
  • Club Optimiste de Rockland
  • $5,750.00
  • Masks for vulnerable populations
  • $112,000.00
  • Covid-19 Volunteer Support
  • Maison Interlude House
  • $1,000.00
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