Ensuring our communities are great for everyone, by creating a sense of belonging, building connections, and improving overall well-being.
A community is only as strong as the sum of its parts. Strong, supportive, and inclusive communities are vital for all of us to thrive. However, in many neighbourhoods across Guelph, Wellington, and Dufferin, local residents are dealing with complex issues that prevent them from building a good life.
When someone’s mental health is compromised, it can negatively affect all aspects of their life, from education and career, to relationships and overall well-being.
People who are connected to others and their community tend to be happier and healthier. Belonging and participating are ways to get emotional support, feel valued, decrease social isolation, and give back to the community.
United Way partners with local, front-line agencies to deliver vital programs and services that focus on belonging, inclusion, and connection to support in our communities. These include:
Together, with your investments, we’re creating healthy communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.