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.

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

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