Community Impact

Not all community members have an equal opportunity to create a vibrant life. Many struggle to achieve a sustainable livelihood because they have vulnerabilities that place them at risk and face barriers in accessing opportunities and support. Our community impact mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

Community Impact is about achieving meaningful, long-term improvements to quality of life in Guelph Wellington and Dufferin communities by addressing not just the symptoms of problems but also getting at the root causes. Recognizing this, United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin chooses to focus efforts in five impact areas essential for our community to thrive. We do this by investing in programs and by working closely with local community groups – those that receive United Way funds and those that do not – to address the social needs of individuals and groups in our community that are vulnerable to social and systemic barriers to create meaningful change.

To learn more about United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin’s local community impact contributions please click here.

Annual Community Impact Report

At United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin, we focus on being connected to both our agencies and the community. Our Annual Community Impact Report outlines the change we are able to make through our funded agencies as well as the need that still exists in our community. For more information about our impact annually, please follow the links below:

2020 – Year In Review (including our Community Impact Report)

2019 – Community Impact Report

2018 – Community Impact Report

2017 – Community Impact Report 

2016 – Community Impact Report

2015 – Community Impact Report