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About Us

A Better Life For Everyone

A strong, supported, resilient city benefits all of us. Everyday, United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton has a profound impact on our community by ensuring an essential network of programs and services work together to achieve lasting, positive change. No other organization has the same depth, reach and history of making such a profound difference in the lives of others.

For more information, download our Annual Reports.

What We Do

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    Invest in Human Services

    We invest in a community support network of 68 human service agencies that deliver 126 critical, prevention-based programs and services that improve lives and strengthen the community.

    Read more in the Community Investment Guide here.

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    Bring Lasting Value to Agency Partners

    We make multi-year funding commitments, collectively design long-term strategies for program delivery, share research and provide assistance to improve governance and administration practices.

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    As part of our work with a number of community roundtables and collaborative partnerships, United Way researches and investigates the root causes of our most challenging social issues in order to develop strategies that ensure lasting change.

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    Bring Together

    We partner with the community – school boards, governments, academia, unions, business leaders, neighbourhood residents and funders – to ensure coordinated, collaborative action and to develop local solutions. By working together, we make the greatest difference.

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    Our planning and investment decisions must achieve positive change and we must understand the impact of our investments. United Way regularly evaluates the programs and initiatives we fund and analyze our investment results.