We fund programs and services that:

  • Support individuals to overcome mental health and addiction challenges
  • Address the negative aspects of family violence
  • Provide isolated seniors and people with disabilities with community connections
  • Support people to become active in their neighbourhoods

Our Investments

United Way invested $1,455,645 in 2016 to improve the quality of life for individuals and families in our community facing challenges of isolation and personal crisis.

Thanks to the impactful work of our community partners, here are some examples of the life changing results we achieved together:

  • 12,218 Individuals were involved in their neighbourhoods and increased their sense of belonging.
  • 10,958 Individuals were supported to live independently and actively participate in their community while reducing loneliness and isolation.
  • 10,196 Individuals and families were helped to better cope with life’s challenges.

What We Know

Trend

Healthy individuals and families are the backbone of strong communities. When people have the opportunity to connect with others and access services in their neighbourhoods they are more likely to overcome life’s challenges. However, there are a growing number of people across the region that suffer from social isolation and don’t have access to the vital services they need.

What We Do

Goal

To build the overall health and well-being of our communities by ensuring that people have access to the resources they need to lead healthier lives. United Way works to create lasting change by addressing the social conditions that leave people vulnerable.

How We Do It

Strategy

United Way supports critical social programs that improve people’s lives – like mental health and addiction services, programs that address domestic violence, supports for people who face isolation especially seniors and people with disabilities, and initiatives that help newcomers settle into their new lives.

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