1. Indigenous-led programs
9.1% of total investment
As a regional non-profit with deep local impact, investing in organizations and programs that are of, by, and for Indigenous Peoples is just one way United Way is working toward reconciliation. We’re committed to listening, learning and collaborating on the path forward.
2. Gender-based violence programs
9.8% of total investment
Gender-based violence intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic and many organizations serving individuals and families experienced a 20-30 per cent increase in requests for service. United Way funds programs for women, children and men.
3. Housing stability programs
6.7% of total investment
As costs rise, people in our community are finding it more and more difficult to find and keep a safe and affordable place to call home. United Way funds programs that provide one-to-one supports to help people experiencing complex challenges stay housed.
4. Education programs for children & youth
5.8% of total investment
The impact of virtual learning and other pandemic restrictions has been especially hard on school-aged youth. United Way funds programs for children and youth facing barriers to success in education.
5. Basic needs & emergency support
17.3% of total investment
Neighborhood and youth drop-in centers across our region are an open door to a network of support. These programs are often the first point of contact for individuals and families in need of food, emergency supplies, information and referral to other community services.
70% United Way Community Fund
13% One-time local & Federal relief funding