United Way York Region (UWYR) serves nine municipalities across the region: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

Our Vision: “Uniting People and Resources to Improve Our Communities.”

Our Mission: “We are a trusted organization that leads in uniting donors, volunteers, human service providers and their clients to improve the quality of life in the communities of York Region. We ascertain and address critical human needs by fostering innovative, responsible and inclusive partnerships of financial and other resources.”

Our Values:

  • Provide non-partisan leadership in social change
  • Endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action
  • Respect community wisdom and encourage citizen involvement
  • Encourage and promote volunteerism and volunteer leadership
  • Demonstrate trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity and respect
  • Embrace diversity

Our Strategic Directions:

  • Inspire York Region engagement in community priorities
  • Improve the lives of York Region residents impacted by community priorities
  • Strengthen the network of services addressing community priorities and the capacity of
  • the non profit sector in York Region
  • Convene positive change on community priorities and the social service infrastructure
  • Maximize UWYR’s organizational capacity

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