United Way of Canada
() is the national organization for the 117 autonomous, volunteer-based United Ways across Canada
United Way campaigns raise money for local groups that address community issues and problems, and the national organization provides leadership, services and coordination to the members. In Canada, United Ways and Centraides are led and supported by more than 200,000 volunteers all dedicated to improving the lives of individuals in their community . Volunteers sit on United Way-Centraide boards, work on local fundraising campaigns, and help out in other capacities. Each United Way-Centraide is responsible to its own community, raising the resources and distributing it back to their community.
Each year, United Ways and Centraides raise upwards of $480 million, the majority of which is reinvested in local communities to support programs and services.
United Way-Centraide is primarily focused on poverty
, and families or individuals in crisis or need. The local organizations work with many partners, such as government or other community... Read More