Meeting House

Unleashing the power of community (2013)
…more than roads, sewers, stores and schools (2012)

In March, 2011, United Way York Region launched Meeting House, the first in a series of community dialogues on our region’s most pressing social issues.

The discussions represent a continuation of the ongoing research United Way has led and continues to lead. In the fall of 2008, we released …if addressed, a landmark report on the intersection of pace of growth, the changing face of growth, and the specific places where said growth is happening across the region.

In September, 2011, Meeting House introduced …more than roads, sewers, stores and schools – a five-part series on social infrastructure chaired by Ian Proudfoot, a volunteer member of the Board of Directors, United Way York Region, and Vice President & Regional Publisher at Metroland Media Group Ltd.

This series asked a simple question: In the face of the region’s unprecedented growth, how do we build a social infrastructure that can support and strengthen the children, youth, families and seniors who call York Region home today and for decades to come?

This year, United Way continues to unleash the power of community. Come hear findings from our report on social infrastructure. Share what is already happening in your community to support the growing number of families and individuals struggling to make ends meet. Find out how we can work together

Join us in a neighbourhood near you.

To view upcoming dates & locations, click here.

For more information about Meeting House, contact Jane Wedlock, Knowledge Mobilization Officer at