In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic.

Since then, United Way developed a community-based, collaborative approach to mobilize funding and resources aimed at helping the social service sector and the clients they serve. With the help of local partners, government funding, generous donors and corporate partners, we’ve been able to support over 35 local charities with vital funds for new and emerging needs due to the pandemic.

But it doesn’t end there. We know that the needs will be even greater as we move into the next phase of recovery and the “new normal” adds additional challenges for local programs. We need your help.


Your help matters…

In giving to the United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund,  you helped provide:

To see the impact of your dollars invested in our community, visit the COVID19 Impact Page.

We will get through this together

We know that in our region many people simply could not adequately prepare for how COVID-19 would affect their family. Many do not have the resources and supports they need. Those who already face barriers—things like mental health challenges, poverty, homelessness and social isolation—need even more help during this time. The needs will continue to evolve. But, as we move into the next phase of recovery, we urge you to think of those who may need the help of their neighbours.

Together we can keep our community strong.

Other Ways to Get Involved

The needs will continue to evolve as this crisis unfolds and in the months that follow. We are committed to supporting our community by working together with front-line agencies, municipalities and our local partners. We know the impact every act of kindness and community support (big or small) can make in someone’s life. 

Together, we can make a difference!

COVID-19 Relief Fund Community Partners

Thanks to the following community foundations for collaborating with us  to rapidly roll out the COVID-19 Relief Fund applications and allocations. Together, we can make a greater impact on local lives.

COVID-19 Relief Fund Donors

Show your local love and please give generously today.