WHAT WE DO

Our Mission

Empower everyone to improve lives and build strong communities

Our Vision

Everyone in every community has the opportunity to reach their full potential

Our Values

Demonstrate trust, integrity, respect, inclusivity and transparency

Energize and inspire volunteerism and volunteer leadership

Endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action

Provide non-partisan leadership

Embrace diversity

What we do

United Way works to tackle some of the biggest social issues in Niagara. Issues like food security and poverty are easy to ignore when you can’t see them. Unfortunately, it took a pandemic to bring these critical social issues to the forefront. United Way invests in solutions to poverty, food security, mental health & well-being, empowering youth & families, homelessness, domestic violence & social isolation.

These issues are easy to ignore when you don’t know they exist and United Way is making them #UNIGNORABLE.

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Learn more about our community investment here.

Community Investment

As the largest non-governmental supporter of social services in the region, we’re dedicated to creating the opportunities people need to improve their lives and build a better future. Our work is fuelled by research and powerful partnerships, which allow us to identify gaps and responsibly mobilize volunteer and financial resources for the most direct impact: effecting positive and lasting change, right here where we all live, work and raise our families.

United Way is governed by an autonomous volunteer Board of Directors that, along with staff and many more volunteers, helps to build a caring community we can all enjoy. At United Way, we work every day to cultivate trust. We pride ourselves on being responsible, transparent stewards of the community’s resources and your generous support. Our ethical-fundraising and financial-accountability practices, from our policies to our operating standards and accreditation, speak for themselves.

2021 United Way Niagara Financial Statements

Our Priorities
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Meet Our People

Our Senior Leadership Team