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        June 05, 2022

        United Way recognized at champion level as Ontario Living Wage Employer?

        United Way Greater Toronto, working with partners including the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy, has been recognized as an Ontario Living Wage Employer at the Champion level.

        Editor’s picks

        November 26, 2021

        Why community collaboration is the key to building back better

        Why community coordination tables are a ‘game-changer’ when it comes to our response to COVID-19.

        January 07, 2019

        5 ways poverty affects youth unemployment

        Being unemployed as a young person can have ramifications that last a lifetime — without work experience, formal training or a professional network, it’s hard to reach even the first rung on the corporate ladder.

        December 19, 2019

        I’m poor and I’m a great mom. Come at me.

        Income level should not determine whether someone is fit to parent


        Community stories

        Community Stories

        More than just a meal

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        Community Stories

        ARCHIVED – Xica – Finding strength and compassion

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        Community Stories

        ARCHIVED – Marissa – Breaking down walls

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        March 31, 2020

        A day in the life: Jake Farr, trans advocate and counsellor

        As a teacher, social worker and bridge-builder, Jake Farr is making life better for trans communities in Toronto and Durham

        January 10, 2019

        Unsung hero: Toronto housing advocate Aiko Ito

        The GTA’s housing crisis means keeping seniors off the streets, but that is no small feat — just ask Aiko Ito


        Issues

        Issues

        What is social capital and why does it matter

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        Issues

        What is intergenerational trauma and how do you heal from it?

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        Issues

        Respecting invisible disabilities is everyone’s job

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        August 28, 2019

        Here’s just how much poverty can hold kids back

        Poverty has serious repercussions for people of all ages. But for kids, it has particularly devastating effects. An alarming 17 per cent of Canadian children live in poverty. In Toronto, the rate is even higher.

        March 12, 2020

        How food banks in Canada work—and why they’re necessary

        With rising unaffordability and income inequality in Toronto and the GTA, food banks are needed more than ever


        Life

        Life

        How healing lodges help Indigenous women rebuild their lives

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        Life

        How to help newcomers to Toronto feel more at home

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        Life

        I’m poor and I’m a great mom. Come at me.

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        May 17, 2019

        Cool, you’re an ally, but trans and non-binary folks need more

        Trans and non-binary people are just that people. Let’s skip the intrusive questions and build relationships

        February 11, 2020

        9 revolutionary ways to make self-care a priority

        Taking care of yourself is a radical act, but there are simple ways to make it a lifelong habit


        Places

        Places

        How communities can stop gentrification from erasing GTA culture

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        Issues

        Land acknowledgements: uncovering an oral history of Tkaronto

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        Places

        The surprising ways city parks create barriers

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        October 16, 2020

        A neighbourhood lens on food security

        Maybe you’ve heard the term ‘food desert,’ but what about ‘food swamp’? Here’s what that means—and why you might be living in one without even knowing it. Food insecurity doesn’t always look like you think.

        January 21, 2019

        Low-cost—or free!—mental health services in Toronto and the GTA

        A guide to finding affordable counselling and other mental health resources in your neighbourhood


        Philanthropy

        Philanthropy

        Gail Drummond and Bob Dorrance

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        November 03, 2021

        Dilprit and Rajbinder Grewal

        Dilprit and Rajbinder Grewal’s biggest philanthropic priority is making sure everyone in their community has what they need to thrive.

        November 03, 2021

        Bernard Dorval and Francine C?té

        Bernard Dorval and Francine C?té have committed to spending the next chapter of their lives helping others to realize their dreams.


        Partnerships

        Partnerships

        Breaking barriers for systemic change

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        August 11, 2021

        #HelpStartsHere, for all Canadians

        Anyone living anywhere in Canada can pick up the phone and dial 2-1-1 to reach a Service Navigator for information on community-based health, social and government services in or near their community.

        September 02, 2020

        5 steps to building a more inclusive workplace

        United Way partner McCarthy Tétrault shares five steps they’ve taken to build a more inclusive workplace. They want more companies to follow their lead.

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