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News releases

The following news releases relate to our current campaign year:


New toolkit helps employers improve their workforce’s security and strengthen business outcomes

United Way and KPMG have released Better Business Outcomes Through Workforce Security — a business case framework for employers. The framework is a next step in United Way’s work on insecure employment and includes a toolkit that employers can use to improve the security of their workforce and strengthen their business outcomes. 

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Recent Media Releases
Name Owner Date  
May 24, 2017   Mike Fuhrman 7/5/2017 4:26:57 PM    
Today at Telus House in downtown Toronto, a total of 12 awards were presented to outstanding individuals from United Way Toronto & York Region agencies. These frontline workers represent the best of community builders and leaders who have demonstrated dedication, innovation, partnership, collaboration and teamwork in the social services sector.

Feb 23, 2017   Linda Brennan 5/23/2017 12:54:22 PM    
United Way to invest $87-million across Toronto and York Region This record-setting investment builds on the organization’s historical strengths, and positions United Way to be more responsive to emerging community needs.

February 7, 2017   Linda Brennan 2/22/2017 5:07:25 PM    
Tonight, United Way Toronto & York Region announced a fundraising achievement of $102 million. This is the charity’s highest achievement to date and the largest United Way campaign in the world. Funds raised are directly invested in United Way programs and agencies to improve lives locally.

November 14, 2016   Linda Brennan 2/7/2017 12:30:45 PM    
Earlier today, at Community Living Newmarket/Aurora, United Way Toronto & York Region is pleased to announce a $5 million contribution from Magna International. The investment will continue supporting a vital network of social service agencies as York Region grows and diversifies. This represents the largest ever gift to United Way from a corporation based in York Region and is a great jump-start towards United Way’s fundraising goal of $101.5 million.

September 13, 2016   Linda Brennan 11/10/2016 11:38:11 AM    
Earlier today, after stops in Aurora and Newmarket, a bus full of excited youth and community partners pulled into downtown Toronto. These people, all part of the United Way family, came to celebrate the launch of the charity’s annual campaign. It was a symbolic journey connecting York Region and Toronto in United Way’s second region-wide campaign.

June 16, 2016   Linda Brennan 9/12/2016 3:59:25 PM    
Earlier this morning, at its annual “Thanks a Million” event, United Way recognized RBC for raising an historic $13.6 million in the Toronto and York Region community, making RBC its largest corporate supporter ever.

June 14, 2016   Yael Sprikut 6/14/2016 3:57:51 PM    
Daniele Zanotti, a veteran United Way executive, will be the next leader of United Way Toronto & York Region. He replaces out-going CEO Susan McIsaac, who earlier this year gave notice that she’s leaving the organization to focus on spending time with her family.

June 1, 2016   Linda Brennan 6/2/2016 9:50:50 AM    
Earlier today, at West Neighbourhood House’s Ossington Avenue location, United Way Toronto & York Region announced its commitment of an additional $750,000 for new programs supporting Syrian refugees.

May 31, 2016   Yael Sprikut 5/31/2016 9:51:31 AM    
Songs of the City returns: A musical tribute to United Way donors about lives changed through United Way

April 13, 2016   Linda Brennan 4/14/2016 9:26:57 AM    
New research reveals that precarious employment is widespread across York Region. Nearly 40% of York Region residents are in jobs with some degree of insecurity; they’re working irregular hours or on short-term contracts or not receiving benefits.
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