The #LocalLove Letter, IMPACT REPORT 2020–21: OUR PANDEMIC YEAR

It’s been just over a year of pandemic life.

We learned new words like ‘COVID-19’ and overused old ones like ‘pivot’. Social distancing, face masks, sanitation protocols and colour-coded zones became part of daily life. For some, it’s been a time to pause and dig deep with family. For many others, it’s been a time of uncertainty and extreme precarity: job loss, skyrocketing demand for mental health services, and increasingly visible homelessness have thrown the inequities in our society into sharp focus. This is a story about an extraordinary year at United Way. And it’s a story about our community uniting in local love.

Local Love in a Global Crisis

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. On March 26, United Way Elgin Middlesex…read more

Help close to home

When schools closed, in-school nutrition programs closed too. United Way made connections to keep food and basic needs flowing…read more

New opportunities in a deepening crisis

By early spring, the Government of Canada had committed $359 million to help vulnerable Canadians through the pandemic. By Nov. 30, almost $2.9 million…read more

Lending an expert voice

Addressing complex social challenges requires complex strategies. Public policy work, including advocacy and government relations, is part of what…read more

Friendly Callers reaches out to seniors

Since the start of the pandemic, the Canadian Mental Health Association has seen a 43 percent increase in calls…read more

2021 Impact report timeline

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Dakota Halfpenny2020-21 Impact Report