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Whether you’re a participant or a volunteer, our signature events are a fun way to support our work in the city.

Fun ways to build a better community

In our efforts to come together in a common cause of caring, we present a number of annual events that are open to the public. Your participation—as a participant or as a volunteer—not only supports our ongoing work throughout the region, but it’s a wonderful opportunity to get together with friends and co-workers, and connect with other residents, all in the name of building better communities for everyone.

Our signature events are as follows:

Participants pose with the rat mascot outside of Toronto City Hall

Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way
June 15, 2017
This five- kilometre fun run is your chance to do twice the good: a little exercise for you and a lot of support for your community.

Volunteers wave soundmakers in front of the CN Tower

CN Tower Climb for United Way
November 4 & 5, 2017
Show some altitude—for yourself and for your community—by conquering all 1,776 steps of Toronto’s most famous landmark.

Rouge attendees pose in the photo booth

Rouge—A GenNext® Fundraiser for United Way
February 23, 2017
GenNext’s signature event is an opportunity to get together with friends and support your community.

Young people play foozeball in support of 

United Way

Host your own event
Any time!
Dinner party? Sports tournament? Hosting your own event (and fundraising for us) is a great way to give back—on your own time and in your own unique way.