The York University community is coming together once again to support the United Way Greater Toronto, an organization that partners with 300 local agencies focused on helping vulnerable members of our community facing crisis with homelessness, housing, early learning, food security, employment, social isolation, settlement, legal and mental health services.
York University has partnerships with many United Way-funded agencies, where some of York’s students have completed internships, placements and have accepted employment. These agencies include:
- Access Alliance
- Abrigo Centre
- Child Development Institute
- Community Living York South
- Delta Family Resource Centre
- Fred Victor
- Hospice Toronto
- Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre
- Malvern Family Life Resource Centre
- Newcomer Centre of Peel
- Rexdale Women’s Centre
- Tropicana Community Services
- YWCA Toronto
This continues to be a challenging time for many people in our community who are struggling. Many have been pushed further into crisis by the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation. The social services sector is stretched beyond its limits to serve the community. Help is needed to keep the community strong, connected and supported now and in the years ahead.
York University is committed to creating positive change for its students, communities and the world, and this campaign highlights what York stands for.
This year’s York Cares United Way Campaign runs from Nov. 1 to 30 with the goal of working together to raise $150,000 to help our local communities. This campaign is an example of how the York community is working to right the future. Each York University staff, faculty and instructor can expect to receive an email with their own personalized electronic pledge form on Nov. 1. Reminders will continue over the course of the campaign.
For more information and to see stories of people who faced barriers and overcame them, visit https://www.yorku.ca/alumniandfriends/united-way/. Questions and inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.