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United Way Greater Toronto 

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For over 20 years, U of T has contributed over $20 million to our community

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All three of the University of Toronto campuses are in the communities supported by United Way Greater Toronto. U of T invites all of our community members to contribute towards an equitable recovery from the pandemic and end poverty. 

In 2022, generous support from donors enabled United Way Greater Toronto to provide various programs that serve the community across its network of over 300 social service agencies in over 650 programs, impacting 2 million people. 

U of T’s 2023 United Way Greater Toronto ‘At Work’ Campaign

The 2023 United Way Greater Toronto ‘At Work’ Campaign runs from October 10 to December 31, 2023. 

United Way Greater Toronto’s Impact Areas:

  • Food food security
  • Children & Youth
  • Inclusive Employment
  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Aging in Community
  • Living Independently
  • Newcomer Settlement
  • Social & Systems Change

“Poverty doesn’t end at those experiencing it. It affects us all. As many of our neighbours struggle to cope with the skyrocketing cost of living, we need solutions that work for today and into the future. With your generous support, we can meet urgent needs around food, housing, employment and mental health, while building strong neighbourhoods with access to services and opportunities for a better life for everyone.”

– Danielle Zanotti, United Way Greater Toronto CEO & President

United to Meet Urgent Needs:


  • 1 in 5 Canadians (22%) said they’d need charitable services to meet basic needs
  • Visits to food banks have quadrupled (4x) this year since pre-pandemic
  • Calls to 211 for counselling services have gone up 34%
  • The GTA lost over 130,000 rental units priced under $1,500 / month

How can you donate?

There are two ways the U of T community can donate:

Current U of T Faculty, Librarians, & Staff
Faculty, Librarians, and Staff will receive a personalized link to their U of T email. Use this link to donate. If you have lost or misplaced this link, please send an email to to have your link resent.

U of T Community Members
U of T students, alumni, retirees, and casual or non-appointed staff may use this link to donate.