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On April 20, 2015 · In In the Community
Many within York Region are working hard to ensure a bright future for the all youth in our community. We envision a region where all young people thrive; where their talents and drive contribute to the local economy.
Unfortunately, the current reality is that […]
A partner agency of United Way York Region, Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association provides a wide spectrum of senior-focused services including, Meals-on-Wheels, community support initiatives; as well as preventative and education programs around an issue that is growing within our community, elder abuse.
“Elder abuse can […]
On March 23, 2015 · In In the Community
One of United Way York Region’s key strategic priorities is, “helping kids be all they can be,” which shines through in the daily work done by one of our partner agencies, Youth Immigrant Centre (IYC). As a division of the Centre for […]
United Way York Region works daily to meet the urgent human needs and improve social conditions by mobilizing the community’s volunteer and financial resources in a common cause of caring. Without the support of our volunteers, donors, and corporate sponsors, we would not be able to achieve […]
On March 10, 2015 · In In the Community
Established in 2006, The Madan and Raksha M. Bhayana Family Foundation honours the tireless efforts of frontline staff from United Way’s partner agencies. Thanks to the generosity of the Bhayana family, these awards provide a unique opportunity to publicly thank and recognize the […]
On January 28, 2015 · In In the Community
On Thursday January 22nd, United Way York Region staff thanked volunteers, donors, and corporate supporters during our annual Celebration event. This year’s theme ‘Happy Hour’ saw DJ DZ (also known as United Way York Region’s CEO, Daniele Zanotti) break out the beats to […]
It’s that time of year again! Volunteers, corporate supporters, and United Way of York Region staff gather to celebrate the generosity and hard work of community members throughout our nine municipalities. As United Way’s most anticipated event of the year, Celebration will reveal updates in our In […]
On December 1, 2014 · In In the Community
“When you have a safe roof over your head, you can focus on any other issues going on in your life,” states Christine Hill-Caballero, Community Investment Manager, United Way York Region. “However, when you are homeless, tackling other problems like mental health, substance abuse, […]
On October 20, 2014 · In In the Community
On September 30th, Code4Armour and United Way of York Region unveiled details of a unique partnership that will have a powerful impact on our community. A wearable device and mobile application that gives First Responders instant access to critical health and personal information […]
On October 13, 2014 · In In the Community
On August 14th, representatives from United Way York Region joined community partners, and staff of York Region Youth Shelter as they collectively celebrated International Youth Day by unveiling the shelter’s newly renovated space.
“York Region Youth Shelter is located in a […]
On September 22, 2014 · In In the Community
Supporting communities has always been a cornerstone of Target’s value system. With a legacy that remains committed to helping out the neighbourhoods where they do business, it is no surprise that for the second consecutive year each Target retail store across Canada has donated $1,000 […]
On August 25, 2014 · In In the Community
United Way York Region and IBM Canada have a common goal of helping kids be all they can be. We know that no one entity or sector can solve the critical issues facing youth in our region. “We are not going to social service, charity, […]
On Saturday, August 16th at the 11th Annual Toromont CAT Dragon Boat Festival, United Way York Region announced that over the last year it has provided 120,273 people the help they need to move from crisis to a better life.
“Last year, our call […]
On July 21, 2014 · In In the Community
Last month, the Labour Council held its annual York Region Labour Awards ceremony at the Carpenters Hall in Vaughan. Spotlighting the efforts of Labour Activists in our community, the awards recognize a diverse range of outstanding achievements. One the awards handed out at the […]
On June 30, 2014 · In In the Community
Like most youth, Ryan Cheetam loves listening to music, meeting up with his friends, playing sports and keeping busy. He loves to dance, try new things and be outdoors. While Ryan was born with a developmental delay which affects learning, social and […]