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Gordon Brown

For nearly 25 years, Gordon Brown battled homelessness, unemployment and addiction. But, for even longer, United Way has been committed to building a strong, responsive community-services sector—ensuring that help is available, right when it’s needed. See how he turned his life around and became a prized volunteer.

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our impact



The number of United Way volunteers who help keep our operating costs low, our special events running smoothly and our community constantly improving.

The Precarity Penalty: Executive Summary York Region

Read our new report, The Precarity Penalty: Executive Summary York Region, which examines the social and economic impact of precarious employment in York Region.

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