The 2017 York Cares United Way Campaign kicks off Oct. 31 with the President’s Pancake Breakfast

Each year, the York U community comes together in support of the United Way. This year’s goal is $185,000. Funds raised through the York Cares United Way Campaign benefit important local agencies and programs – some of which impact York U’s programs and students directly.

This year’s campaign kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Dedicated events to support the campaign will take place across campus throughout November.

Rhonda Lenton
Rhonda L. Lenton

Campaign Kick-off: The President’s Pancake Breakfast
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 8 to 10am, Central Square

York President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton along with the University’s senior leadership will show off their best pancake flipping skills as they make pancakes for hungry students, faculty and staff. For a twoonie, you can purchase two delicious pancakes. All proceeds go towards the 2017 York Cares United Way Campaign.

CN Tower Climb
Saturday, Nov. 4, 6 to 10am, CN Tower

If you register your participation under “York University” before Nov. 1, you will receive a York t-shirt to ensure that the Red & White spirit is heard loud and proud!

Register for the Student Climb under the “York University” team or register your own team, just be sure to indicate that York University is the “workplace to credit” and include YorkU in the team name so we can celebrate you at the top!

If you have any questions or, to make arrangements to pick up your t-shirt, e-mail Nadia Dar at

And don’t forget to share your pics using the hashtag #yucares

York U faculty, staff and students are encouraged to get engaged in the campaign by joining in at one of the events being held on campus, by volunteering as a Campaign Ambassador or by organizing your own special event in your area. For more information on how to set up an event, or to volunteer, email

To learn more about how to get involved in the 2017 York Cares United Way Campaign, visit the York Cares website.