About Us

We are a team of Waterloo Region locals who love our community. We work every day to support those in need and help others to do the same.

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Our Vision

A healthy, safe, and inclusive Waterloo Region.

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Our Mission

Mobilizing the generosity of our communities… investing in community-wide solutions.

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Our Values

• Trust
• Integrity
• Respect
• Inclusivity
• Accountability

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Who we are

United Way is the second largest funder of social service programs across the country, second only to government. Thanks to generous donors and partners, United Way is creating change on key social issues such as food security, mental health, and isolation in seniors by investing over $4.6 million in critical services to 129 agencies and programs across Waterloo Region in 2020. Over $2.1 million was distributed via COVID emergency services, thanks in part to both local donors and corporate partners, and the Government of Canada.

Local Experts

Our home is Waterloo Region and we focus on understanding issues and solutions unique to our community.

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Community Connectors

We collaborate with people, non-profits, and businesses to support and create innovative solutions to local issues.

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Our community faces more than one critical issue which is why we raise funds to empower multiple, impactful, measurable solutions.

Ways to Give

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Annual Reports

A look back on the year and what we've been able to accomplish thanks to your support.

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Our People

Meet our staff team and the many volunteers who make our work possible.

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Our Policies

Learn more about our commitment to responsible fundraising practices.

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See our audited financial statements.

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Contact Us

Have questions, partnership ideas, or want to learn more about our work?

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Media & Communications

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our commitments to you

We want everyone who visits our website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. We want our website to be a positive place for everyone and we’ve been working hard to make our content accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone… continue reading.

Today we stand for hope, we stand for equity, and we stand as United Ways and Centraides in solidarity with all the people who live in Canada, our American neighbours and caring people across the world that are demonstrating for an end to racism, inequity and injustice in all its forms… continue reading.

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights… continue reading.

United Way Waterloo Region Communities is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals, corporations and clients by complying with all applicable privacy legislation as it affects its employees, volunteers, donors and agencies… continue reading.