Strong and Healthy Communities
United Way is creating vibrant neighbourhoods and communities, where everyone experiences a sense of belonging and connection to one another.
The strength of a community is in the wellbeing of the people who live there. Everyone – no matter who they are or where they live – needs the chance to reach their full potential.
1 in 5
Canadian residents were born
out of the country
Adults have a physical
or mental disability
Volunteer hours are contributed by Canadians to their community each year
We invest in three key areas that help create vibrant neighbourhoods and communities.
Connection to Supports
United Way is helping Canadians access and navigate the resources they need most in their community – from supporting the expansion of 211 to removing barriers to accessing local services.
Neighbourhood and Community Engagement
United Way is encouraging Canadians to get involved in their community, and helping everyone feel like they belong in the place they call home – from promoting volunteerism, to engaging community members in decision-making.
Personal Wellbeing and Safety
United Way is helping Canadians handle life’s challenges and make healthy choices – from counselling for people dealing with addiction or mental health issues, to building independent living skills for seniors.
Thanks to your generous support, we’re investing every year in building communities that everyone can be proud to live in.
Programs working to build strong and healthy communities
Resources aimed at ensuring individuals have access to the supports they need,
when they need it