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Moving people from poverty to possibility: Investing in the financial stability of all Canadians

June 15, 2017

Financial instability can affect every aspect of a person’s life. For those that struggle to find work or manage a budget, breaking out of the cycle of poverty and reaching their full potential can be extremely difficult. In communities across Canada, …

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A gift to Canada: Lifting people out of poverty benefits us all

June 6, 2017

As we celebrate Canada’s 150th year, I am reflecting on the things about our country that make me proud to be Canadian. I value our acceptance of diversity in all its forms; the generosity and compassion that power our communities; and, our access to u …

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Ask The Expert: What happens when kids don’t get the best start in life?

January 4, 2017

Anita Khanna is the Director of Social Action and Community Building at Family Service Toronto, a United Way-supported agency that helps promote the health and well-being of children and families. She’s also the national coordinator of Campaign 2000, a …

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Ask the Expert: Can we end poverty?

December 1, 2016

Daniyal Zuberi is the RBC Chair and Associate Professor of Social Policy at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto. In 2015, he was elected to the College of New Scholars, A …

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National Housing Day: Safe and affordable housing for all Canadians

November 22, 2016

In marking National Housing Day this November 22, we pause to reflect on the challenges too many Canadians face in finding a safe and affordable place to call home. Today in our country, 3.3 million of us cannot access the housing we need at a cost we …

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Joining forces to ignite change, one life at a time

November 15, 2016

As President & CEO of United Way Centraide Canada, I have the tremendous privilege of speaking with non-profit leaders across our country every day. I hear about the issues facing our communities – poverty, youth unemployment, a lack of affordable …

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Volvo Cars and United Way partner to help families in need

November 14, 2016

This holiday season, take a test drive that gives back to your local community. Volvo Car Canada Ltd. recently launched the Thoughtful Test Drive campaign, in partnership with United Ways across the country. From November 7 to December 31, Volvo Canada …

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Ask the Expert: What’s the best way to equip youth for the future?

November 1, 2016

Christine Walsh is Associate Dean and professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. She is considered a leading expert on vulnerable youth, including young people living in poverty. Her research interests include child and famil …

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Ask the Expert: Why Keeping Seniors Social Matters

October 1, 2016

Karen Kobayashi is a Research Affiliate at the University of Victoria’s Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health, a multidisciplinary research centre that focuses on the needs of our country’s aging population. Also an Associate Professor in the Univer …

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Our Journey to Reconciliation: National Aboriginal Day 2016

June 26, 2016

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report examines Canada’s historical injustices against Aboriginal peoples, and lays out a plan of action to guide the country’s journey toward building a strong relationship – based on mutual respect – wi …

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Uniting in Support of the LGBTQ+ Community

June 1, 2016

As Canada celebrates its first national Pride Month this June, we are presented with not only a salute to our country’s amazing diversity, but also a reminder that intolerance is still a very real obstacle for the LGBTQ+ community. The attack in Orland …

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United for Fort McMurray

May 5, 2016

Like all Canadians, we are heartbroken by the wildfire affecting thousands of residents in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities – and we want to do everything we can to help. From immediate crisis support to long-term rebuilding, United Way will b …

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Thank You, United Way Volunteers!

April 10, 2016

April 10 – 16, 2016, is National Volunteer Week, and we would like to take a moment to pause and thank the thousands of volunteers who come together every day to make a lasting difference in communities across Canada. By contributing time, expertise an …

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United for Refugees

December 22, 2015

Since 2011, more than 4 million Syrians have fled their homeland to escape the civil war. Like all Canadians, at United Way we’re heartbroken by the situation facing Syrian refugees – and we want to do everything we can to help. Over the next three mon …

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