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: A region where every neighbourhood is strong and vibrant and everyone has an opportunity to build a better life.

Our Mission: United Way works to meet urgent human needs and improve social conditions by mobilizing the community’s volunteer and financial resources in a common cause of caring.

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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