Advocacy in Action

Addressing complex social challenges requires complex strategies. Public policy work, including advocacy and government relations, is part of what United Way does every day. As a strong, non-partisan advocate, United Way works to keep important poverty and equity related issues front-and-centre with leaders at all three levels of government.

Nov 15, 2023

Bringing affordable housing home

Action plan for housing stability in Ontario outlines achievable ways to solve housing crisis.

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May 18, 2023

Advocates seek housing safeguards for ‘renovicted’ tenants

A coalition of Ontario affordable-housing advocates calls for provincial legislation mandating rental-replacement bylaws.

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Feb 7, 2023

United Way Elgin Middlesex calls for equitable Ontario budget

Statement signed by 23 United Way member agencies calls on provincial government to invest in community services, housing.

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Dec 14, 2022

Retain, expand affordable housing options, United Ways advocate

United Ways across Ontario are cautioning the provincial government that that the More Homes Built Faster Act 2022 could unintentionally magnify housing shortages and unaffordability…

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July 6, 2022

Ontario United Ways call for action on tough issues

United Way leaders from across Ontario have come together to propose 21 recommendations to the provincial government to address the unignorable hurdles to a strong and vibrant Ontario, especially in the current crisis of affordability…

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February 25, 2022

United Way urges support for Our London Family Act

At United Way Elgin Middlesex, we condemn racism and Islamophobia as it is unjust and wrong. As community builders, we work alongside partners, including government, to ensure that Elgin Middlesex becomes a truly equitable, safe and inclusive place…

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February 2, 2022

Prioritizing poverty reduction in the 2022 Provincial budget

United Way, alongside other local funding organizations, has sent a budget submission letter addressed to the Ontario Minister of Finance emphasizing the need to prioritize pressing issues like housing affordability, inadequate social assistance rates and implementing the Our London Family Act in the 2022 Provincial Budget…

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January 14, 2022

Open Letter in advance of the provincial-municipal housing summit on January 19, 2022

Dear Premier Ford, Mayors and Regional Chairs,

As organizations working closely with people experiencing poverty, housing precarity and homelessness, we would like to express our appreciation and support for efforts to strengthen intergovernmental collaboration to address housing affordability in Ontario, including through the provincial-municipal housing summit…

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