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June 24, 2020

WHY IT MATTERS Approximately 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness each year, and there are even more who are underhoused. Housing advocates say these figures may increase, due to economic instability during the coronavirus pandemic. Our fifth stor …

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National Indigenous Peoples Day – 2020

June 19, 2020

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, United Way Centraides in communities across the country honour the heritage, cultures, leadership and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. While this is a day for celebration, it occurs against th …

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Battlefords United Way: Making sure seniors are fed and heard

June 16, 2020

When the COVID pandemic broke out in March, Battlefords United Way leapt into action to make sure that vulnerable members in their community were getting the supplies they needed. “We heard from volunteers that seniors were frightened and lonely, and b …

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Action in Saint John, Kings & Charlotte, New Brunswick

June 9, 2020

United Way Saint John, Kings & Charlotte, is working with the Atlantic Compassion Fund (AFC) and providing funding to meet the immediate needs for their community members feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since early April, the fund has …

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Food security under the spotlight in Northern Ontario

June 4, 2020

United Way Sault Ste Marie and Algoma District, through their wholly-owned and operated Harvest Algoma Food Resource Centre, is pulling the community together to ensure there is food for those who need it during the COVID-19 pandemic. What is the Harve …

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Racism is an Unignorable issue in Canada

June 4, 2020

By Dan Clement, President & CEO Like many Canadians I have been reacting to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  It is shocking.  Yet, also distressingly familiar.  Not because this happened in the United States but because we have witnesse …

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The Atlantic Compassion Fund: Local love during a global crisis

June 1, 2020

At the onset of the coronavirus COVID-19, 11 United Ways in Atlantic Canada launched the Atlantic Compassion Fund (ACF) with  Atlantic Business Interiors, The fund is designed to help agencies across Atlantic Canada respond to the immediate and emergin …

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United Way Oxford: Keeping children fed is a priority

May 26, 2020

In small communities, not all social service agencies have the capacity to fund, develop and implement new programs to help the vulnerable during COVID-19. United Way Oxford (UWO) has been able to help and provide those resources through the newly deve …

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Emergency Community Support Fund

May 16, 2020

United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC), through its local United Way Centraide members, is one of three organizations administering the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), a $350M investment by the Government of Canada to support charities and non-pro …

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United Way Winnipeg: Keeping families fed

May 14, 2020

United Way Winnipeg (UWW) is facing multiple community issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. By funding Family Resource Centre (FRC) programs and services, joint efforts have pulled the community together to ensure vulnerable people have their ba …

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Seniors in vulnerable situations: Getting the help they need

May 6, 2020

In March, the Federal Government announced $9M in funding for seniors living in vulnerable situations that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These include seniors living in isolation, or in low income and who, because of COVID-19, cannot access th …

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211 PEI online resources available now!

May 5, 2020

United Way of PEI, in partnership with the Province of Prince Edward Island, is pleased to announce that the 211 PEI website is now live as a resource to help Islanders navigate the network of community, social, non-clinical health and government servi …

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April 30, 2020

WHY IT MATTERS Affordable housing was one of the top issues on young people’s minds in the last federal election — even before COVID-19 highlighted the intense vulnerability people who are homeless face. As housing becomes less affordable in mid-size a …

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Government of Canada announces $350M Emergency Community Support Fund

April 21, 2020

“The COVID-19 crisis is having a real and significant impact on all Canadians. Today’s announcement will help ensure that if Canadians need the support of a community organization, it will be there for them.” – The Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

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COVID-19 emergency response gifts

April 15, 2020

United Way Centraide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund has received overwhelming support from leading corporations, foundations, employers and labour organizations. Thanks to these generous gifts, local United Way Centraides across Canada …

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COVID-19: Government of Canada announces $9M for vulnerable seniors

March 29, 2020

United Way Centraide Canada welcomes the Government of Canada’s $9M funding announcement from the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Canadian seniors are at great risk of poor health outcomes due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. Vulnerable seniors, such as those living in social isolation or poverty, are at even greater risk.

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COVID-19 Information Sources for Canadian residents

March 13, 2020

211 is a United Way Centraide Canada partner and Canada’s primary source of information on government and community based health and social services. We are committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information to Canadian residents about response …

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March 10, 2020

WHY IT MATTERS Seven out of 10 Canadians believe companies should be able to show how they are bettering the world. Are social purpose companies the future? Find out why more local companies are embracing social purpose, and how it is impacting both th …

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March 6, 2020

It takes us all to build an equitable world. The choices we make, the assumptions we challenge and the roles we shift are what drive change. At United Way Centraide, we work to build strong communities where everyone can reach their full potential. Whi …

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February 11, 2020

WHY IT MATTERS Most people know 211 as a 24-hour phone line available in 150 languages to help users navigate the complex network of human services — but the data this service collects are used for so much more. Find out how this data makes a lasting i …

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It’s #211Day!

February 11, 2020

This year, on #211Day, United Way Centraides, 211 ambassadors, and 211 service providers are working together to inform Canadians on how to ‘Make the Right Call’. The campaign aims to help Canadians access the appropriate services through 211, while re …

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2019 Bhayana Awards

December 5, 2019

Incorporated in 2006, the Bhayana Family Foundation partners with United Ways across Canada to close the recognition gap for the human service sector. Their contributions to our society’s well-being  – and to our economy – are well-documented and immen …

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More needs to be done to eliminate poverty

October 2, 2019

There isn’t a single community in Canada immune to poverty. Yet as election day approaches, party platforms are virtually mum on the issue. With poverty reduction legislation now in place as a foundation, the next federal government — and all those that follow — are required by law to make progress against poverty.

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Celebrating the origins of Labour Day

August 29, 2019

The first Monday in September has been an official holiday in Canada since 1894, and in the United States since 1892. But the origin of Labour Day came 20 years before that…

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National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

June 20, 2019

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, we join United Way Centraides (UWCs) in communities across the country in celebrating the heritage, cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. UWC envisions communities where we all have th …

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UWCC applauds historic right to housing legislation

June 10, 2019

United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC) commends the federal government’s historic commitment to human rights leadership and accountability and supports the legislation of the right to housing. On June 5, 2019, critical amendments passed to strengthen the h …

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UWCC pens letters supporting right to housing legislation

May 13, 2019

On April 30, 2019, Dan Clement, United Way Centraide Canada President and CEO, wrote to both the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau and the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos regarding the National Housing Strategy Act. The act was included in Bill C-97 (Budget Implementation Act, 2019), tabled April 8, 2019.

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2019 United Way Centraide National Recognition Awards

May 6, 2019

André Mailhot Award David Johnston, member, United Way Winnipeg Board of Trustees The Johnston Group is regularly included on best-managed-companies lists, and has long been in the top tier of corporate community supporters. Their annual United Way cam …

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The future of philanthropy in a hyper-connected world

November 16, 2018

In our hyper-connected world, digital technology is changing the nature of philanthropy and how people expect to contribute and participate in social change.

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