Together, we can build a stronger Waterloo Region.

Your gift to United Way empowers a network of local programs and services, helping people access food, housing, mental health services, crisis supports, companionship, and so much more.

Our community faces more than one problem. Help us provide more than one solution.

2020 Campaign Launch

This year United Way will be virtually kicking off our annual fundraising campaign on September 17!

What’s new in 2020?

Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis for funding from our General Community Fund. Applications are open to any registered charity or qualified donee located and operating in Waterloo Region!

Campaign toolkit

This toolkit includes everything you need to run a seamless and successful United Way workplace fundraising campaign—whether your employees are working remotely or in the office.

Spirit Awards Celebration

Over the past year, people in Waterloo Region have stepped up to support and protect the most vulnerable citizens in our community. Watch our 2020 virtual Spirit Awards Celebration at!

Commitment to Equity

As we watch, read and listen to events unfolding south of Canada’s border we must recognize, that as a community, Waterloo Region is not immune to the same issues. Read our full Commitment to Equity statement here. 

Need Help Now?

Looking for help but not sure where to turn?

211 Ontario

United Way is proud to fund 211 Ontario. 211 is a free and confidential service that ensures access to information about community and social programs in Waterloo Region is only a phone call away.

Financial Relief Navigator

United Way Centride Canada is proud to support the Financial Relief Navigator (FRN), an English and French online tool providing a one-stop portal to help vulnerable Canadians access critical emergency benefits and financial relief from governments, financial institutions, telecoms and internet providers.

Community Mask Distribution

As the Region of Waterloo enters Phase 3 of reopening in Ontario, we want to ensure there is support for those who may not have access to masks. We have compiled a database that lists local mask distribution sites across the Region. We have also included information on how to donate masks.

Let’s Connect!

Want to learn more about how you can support our community, or have questions about United Way?

Technical Support

If you have any questions about donating, please call us at (519) 888-6100 for assistance. Alternatively, you can make an online donation through our Canada Helps page here. Thank you for your support and understanding.