Poverty is a far-reaching, complex issue. It is also a lasting one. Once in the cycle of poverty, it is extremely difficult to overcome and can continue for generations.
United Ways Centraides are committed to ensuring access to immediate support for families and individuals. We invest in numerous programs across the country to give Canadians the ability to stabilize, avoid or move out of the cycle of poverty.
United Ways Centraides provides programs and services for:
- Employment and skills development
- Affordable housing and transportation
- Food access and community food
- Emergency shelters access
Priority populations supported by United Ways Centraides:
- Homeless people
- Single parents
- People with disabilities
- Aboriginal people
- New immigrants