York Cares United Way Campaign kicks off Nov. 1

York Cares United Way Campaign

The York University community will come together once again to support the United Way Greater Toronto, an organization that partners with 300 local agencies and is focused on fighting poverty by providing food, shelter and mental health support to community members in need.

United Way campaign 2023

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:

  • 360 Kids
  • Abrigo Centre
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto Branch
  • Community Living York South
  • Rexdale Women’s Centre
  • Strides Toronto
  • The Neighbourhood Group
  • Tropicana Community Services
  • United Way Greater Toronto
  • West Neighbourhood House
  • WoodGreen Community Services
  • Working Women Community Centre
  • Yorktown Family Services

With drastic increases to cost of living, and in the midst of a housing crisis, this continues to be a challenging time for many people in the community. The services offered by the United Way work to build strong, vibrant neighbourhoods where people have access to affordable housing, employment and basic needs.

Barbara Antenos and Nadia Dar, co-chairs of the 2023 York Cares United Way Campaign Committee, say York University is committed to creating positive change for its students and communities, 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. 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 yorku.ca/alumniandfriends/united-way.

Questions and inquiries can be directed to yucares@yorku.ca.