A Story of Local Love: Speaking Up and Speaking Out

"One of our older youth has been attending the United Way supported program since he was 12 years old. He is now 18 years old and kindly supports other members...

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A Story of Local Love: Support For New Parents

"A couple who accessed the community food bank was facing eviction from their home. They also welcomed their first child during the pandemic, which put extra stress on the family....

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United in Conversation: Understanding Homelessness

“United In Conversation” – an innovative, signature community conversation framework. United In Conversation events will bring people together to learn and unlearn in collaborative, interactive discussion sessions between community members...

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A Story of Local Love: Investing In Our Community

  "If you spend just five minutes making your decision about your United Way gift, some serious magic can happen.  Our own local United Way team of volunteers and staff...

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A Story of Local Love: Rural Support for Women

Abused women living rurally face many challenges in leaving an abusive partner. Even in these modern times, some farms are completely off the grid and far from neighboring homes, and...

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A Story of Local Love: Why I Donate to United Way

"I have been very fortunate to have gotten through struggles in my life and in my family with support. My desire to donate to United Way began in my first...

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A Story of Local Love: Safe Shelter for Youth

"Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been an increased need for emergency shelter for youth . This past summer, we were able to arrange for a homeless youth...

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A Story of Local Love: A New Lifeline for Mental Illness

"I have suffered from anxiety and depression for over 30 years, but I have been stable now for the last 8 years. Then the COVID pandemic hit, and my dog...

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A Story of Local Love: Finding Hope

"I am 29 years old and I have two children. I came to the Walk-In Counselling program funded by United Way for the first time. I had no idea what...

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Seniors and Transportation in Guelph & Wellington County

Access to transportation is considered essential to seniors’ quality of life and their sense of freedom and independence to come and go from places. Volunteers play a crucial role in...

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