Your Local Love in Action


Individuals Who Reached Out for Support


Total Agencies Supported


Total Programs Supported

Your Donations in Action: A Snapshot of Those Who You Helped


Children and Youth helped who were prone to facing barriers caused or worsened by COVID-19


Women helped who were subject to unprecedented challenges during the pandemic


Seniors helped who were vulnerable to record-high rates of isolation and loneliness

The Need in Our Community


of United Way-supported programs saw an increase in demand


Of those reporting an increase, 29% indicated a lack of resources


of United Way-supported programs have waitlists


Together, We are Stronger

There is so much to be proud of about how we have collectively answered the call during these challenging two years.

We have proven ourselves to be a resilient community that is committed to helping one another and we have demonstrated that great things happen when you combine kindness, generosity and innovation.

Thanks to you – our donors – your United Way Halton & Hamilton has catalyzed action, enhanced the capacity of frontline agencies, and raised critical funds that will be invested in recovery programs.

Because of you, our community hit a milestone. Your contributions raised a record $11.1+ million. Given pandemic restrictions, this result is impressive and inspiring.

As a result of our unique positioning, deep community connection and insight, we identified new and emerging issues. We then took action, and applied an evidence-based approach to solutioning, and in the end invested an additional half-million dollars of crucial, one-time community grants. These invested funds were over and above scheduled allocations.

This report showcases the impact of your commitment to making important change, even in a time of crisis. We cannot take our foot off the gas pedal. Even though there are many reasons for hope, we know agencies continue to struggle to meet demand.

Yet when we apply the power of this incredible community, and examine and tackle our social issues through a lens of equity, diversity and inclusion, your commitment offers the possibility for everyone to overcome and prevail. 

Thank you for your Local Love. Together, we are stronger.

Brad Park
President and CEO, United Way Halton & Hamilton

Anna Iacobelli
Chair, Campaign Cabinet, United Way Halton & Hamilton
Senior Vice President, Metro West Region, TD Canada Trust

Trent Ogilvie
Chair, Major Giving Cabinet, United Way Halton & Hamilton
Board Director, United Way Halton & Hamilton

James McAskill
Chair, Board of Directors, United Way Halton & Hamilton
Managing Partner, O’Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP

We would like to acknowledge and honour the land which our organization represents. This land is home to many Indigenous peoples today, and we are grateful to live, work, and play in the spirit of the Dish With One Spoon. We acknowledge the land that we are privileged to share, and take time to reflect truthfully and be in community with Indigenous peoples.