Supporting urgent needs and promoting independence
and long-term financial stability

In a community where everyone matters, we all look after one another. When individuals and  families are facing tough times, we extend our hands to help with immediate needs and connect them to programs and services proven to lead to long-term independence.

Why focus on moving people from poverty to possibility?

1 in 7 people

In London, live in poverty

1 in 5 children

In Elgin-St. Thomas, live in poverty


of Ontario’s Indigenous population lives below the poverty line compared to 14% of the non-Indigenous population

An example of how we respond to the issue

6,700 emergency shelter nights were provided through UWEM funding programs

7,216 children and youth from low-income families participated in UWEM funded activities that promote health eating

1,660 Good Food boxes containing vegetables and fruit were distributed through the Neighbourhood Resource Centres

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Click here to learn more about United Way’s From Poverty to Possibility Strategy.

Roxanne Riddell
Interim Director, Community Impact
Ph: 519-438-1723
Ext. 223

Dakota HalfpennyMoving people from poverty to possibility