Improving Lives. Building Community.

United Way creates lasting positive change. We are uniquely able to unite people and resources to find solutions to existing and emerging social issues to support all who live in Guelph, Wellington, and Dufferin.

What We Do

We bring people and resources together through our collaborative networks to monitor and identify pressing social issues. Then, with the support of our donors, we invest in existing community programs and mobilize new collective approaches to create lasting positive change in the most effective way possible.

About United Way

Since 1940, United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin has strived to meet existing and emerging social needs in order to improve lives and build community. Directed by a volunteer board, managed by committed staff, and supported by thousands of donors, we have improved the lives of those living in our communities.

Focus Areas

All That Kids Can Be

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Healthy People, Thriving Communities

From Poverty to Possibility

Rural Communities

Get Involved

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life? Do you want to help make your community a better place to live? Join United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin – together we’re stronger.

News & Events

United In Conversation: Humanizing Harm Reduction

“United In Conversation” – an innovative, signature community conversation framework. United In Conversation events will bring people together to learn [...]

A Fresh & Healthy Start

The Healthy Fresh Food program, funded by the United Way, enables our organization to purchase more fresh dairy, fruits and [...]

We’re Hiring!

United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin (UWGWD) is the largest investor in social services in our community, second only to government. [...]