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How We Help

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From Poverty To Possibility

  • Meeting basic needs (food, shelter, employment)
  • Helping families and individuals achieve income and financial stability

Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
Poverty is a complex issue. Once in the cycle of poverty, it is extremely difficult for individuals and families to overcome. United Way invests in numerous high quality, high impact programs to support individuals to gain access to the basic needs and other resources to help them stabilize. Supports also provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and tools to maximize income and increase savings for long-term stability.


Strong Communities

  • Improving access to social and health-related support services
  • Promoting resident and community engagement
  • Supporting community integration and settlement

Improving Personal Well-Being and Neighbourhood Health
Health and well-being can be influenced by where people live. The strength, resiliency and health of neighbourhoods have a major impact on residents’ current and future quality of life. United Way supports recreation, parenting, social and human service programs that provide the tools, confidence and supports needed to create vital communities. We also seek input from the residents through conversations and consultation in order to deepen our understanding of issues, promote action and strengthen neighbourhoods.


All That Kids Can Be

  • Supporting early childhood learning and development
  • Helping kids succeed and stay in school until graduation
  • Making the healthy transition into adulthood and post-secondary education

Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
To succeed in school and in life, children need nurturing, early literacy development opportunities, positive role models and an education. United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton supports development, educational and after-school programs that give children and youth the self-esteem and confidence they need to become engaged and productive adults.