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On April 22, 2013 · In In the Community
On the cusp of last year’s successful 2012 Meeting House “…more than roads, sewers, stores and schools series”, United Way York Region continues with “Unleashing the Power of Community”.
From March to June, United Way is visiting all nine municipalities in York Region to engage residents in a conversation around what is happening [...]
We recently distributed $500,000 in additional funding in new and expansion funding. Eight agencies in total received funding from this distribution, but two agencies specifically, became United Way member agencies for the first time as a result.
One of these agencies is the John Howard Society of York Region and its program:
Meet Jane Wedlock – a Knowledge Mobilization Officer who was hired to work for us as part of our partnership with York University to develop research initiatives that will examine how living conditions (the social determinants of health) affect health.
The goal of this initiative, according to [...]
In a recent bulletin from York University, David Phipps, who is the director of York University’s Research Services and Knowledge Exchange, was named the most influential knowledge broker in Canada. We’re lucky enough to be able to work with David as part [...]
Among the many facets of our mission at United Way, one of our priority areas is moving people from poverty to possibility, which is why it was so timely that we discovered an article at CBC.ca on fighting poverty.
According to a report from the National Council [...]
DiverseCity, launched in 2008, is a project aimed at changing the face of leadership in the Greater Toronto Area. Having recognized a need for more diverse leadership and to create a stronger and more prosperous city, Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance initiated an [...]
You’ve no doubt seen or at least heard of Food Network Canada, but what you may not realize is there’s a Food Network right here in your own region – York Region Food Network (YRFN). But it’s not about celebrity chefs and extravagant cake challenges for [...]
You may have heard that United Way York Region recently launched a new initiative called Strength Investments, which aims to bring residents, community groups, businesses, faith groups and agencies together. The initiative invests in civic participation and provides funding to grassroots initiatives.
Strength Investments focuses on [...]
Established in 1982, Blue Door is a United Way York Region funded agency and a not-for-profit organization that has been an integral part of the community and an invaluable source of refuge for [...]
United Way is a widely recognized name in the community and yet the more people who learn about our work, the more they are amazed by the breadth and depth. While we can’t sum everything up here, we can highlight one important thing that we do. We fund many [...]