Your donation stays 100% local, always.

United Way Waterloo Region Communities is dedicated to helping people live better lives in every one of the seven communities we serve. We are fundraisers and local community builders that support a network of agencies whose programs and services are locally focused, informed, connected, and deeply invested in helping people reach their full potential.

*If you have any questions or if you experience any technical issues while trying to make a donation, please click here.

Events & Announcements

March of 1,000 Umbrellas

United Way WRC’s 2019 Campaign Launch

Join us on Friday, September 20th as we kick off United Way Waterloo Region Communities’ 2019 fundraising campaign with a vibrant celebration of #LocalLove.

Leading @ the Speed of Change Workshop

Purpose-Driven Leadership – 1/2 Day Workshop (Thursday Sept 26th )

Lead, inspire and engage in purpose with Jim Clemmer, international best selling author of Growing the Distance: Timeless Principals for Personal, Career, and Family Success.

Shift happens. At home or in the workplace, constant change is inevitable – and speeding up. We don’t choose what changes may hit us, but we choose how to respond. Our change choices stimulate or stunt personal and professional growth. This practical, how-to, workshop develops the leader in us. Leadership is an action, not a position. It’s what we do, not who we are. We all need to be leaders regardless of our formal title or role.


Working to engage your co-workers in a United Way campaign is an important part of building a caring and vibrant community for everyone. The strongest workplace campaigns have a number of things in common –Campaign Best Practices. Incorporating these elements into your campaign can dramatically increase your success. Please join our upcoming Ambassador webinar trainings!

Session 1: How to Make the Ask/Handling Objections

Tuesday, September 10th | 10:00 – 11:00 am

Session 2: How to Run a Successful Campaign

Thursday, September 12th | 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Erwin Hymer Action Centre

Recently the Erwin Hymer plants closed in Cambridge and Kitchener where 850 employees were affected with no notice or severance. The Cities of Cambridge and Kitchener responded quickly and offered space in both cities for Employee Hubs where affected workers could access Employment Service Providers for information and job search assistance.  Those hubs will be closed on April 12.

United Way Waterloo Region Communities opened the Erwin Hymer Action Centre Monday April 15, 2019 at their offices on 50 Sportsworld Drive, Suite 220, Kitchener, ON.

The Centre is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Thursday. Please note, Employment Service Providers will only be onsite at the new location Tuesdays from 1pm – 4pm, and Thursdays 10am – 1pm.

There have been other companies and employees affected by the closure. Those employees are also welcome to access the Action Centre. For more information please contact Nancy Bird at or call 519-888-6100.

Connect With Us

Volunteer with United Way!

Looking for a local volunteer experience where you can have a positive impact on our community?

If you have any questions or if you experience technical issues while trying to make a donation, please call our office (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.