Strength Investments

Civic participation is the single most sustainable way to address the region’s most pressing issues.  Healthy and engaged citizens are able to support strong neighbourhoods and vibrant communities.  Launched in 2010, Strength Investments goes beyond the formal programs United Way York Region traditionally funds and supports everyday people and groups already at work in their communities.

This catalytic funding invests in residents, businesses, faith groups coming together to create innovative and shared solutions to complex social issues.  The funding seeds and strengthens the infrastructure for bringing people together for critical thinking, strategic action planning and solutions seeking.  Strength Investments incubates and scales community-led social innovations for sustainable impact.

Click here to view the Strength Investments Model, updated March 2013.

For more information, please contact Christine Hill-Caballero at

Funded Projects


WS YOU 177 (Whitchurch-Stouffville 1 World, 7 Generations, 7 Billion people and YOU).

Network North

The ReWilding Young Entrepreneurs Project

Community Development In Action – Phase 2

FEAT – Forging Empower Access Transformation

Advocates for Health and Diverse Communities

York Region Food Charter

Together for Families Mental Health

Enabling Economic Independence – A Community Approach to Reintegration in York Region

Community Development In Action (year one and year two)

Latinas en York Region:

South Asian family Empowerment (SAFE)

Building Sustainable capacities Amongst Afro-Canadian Caribbean youth in York Region


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