The City’s annual United Way Employee Campaign raises funds for the United Way Greater Toronto, to fight poverty and provide help to those who need it most. Please be #UnitedfortheCity by donating what you can and supporting this year’s employee campaign.

Donations to the Employee Campaign will need to be completed using a paper pledge form. As well, you can donate through One Time or On-going Deductions, Credit Card, Cheque, Cash or Payroll Deduction. Please contact your Divisional Coordinator for more information about making a donation.

Donation Rollover
If you made a donation through payroll deduction during the 2019 United Way Campaign, your payroll deduction (which took effect in January 2019) would be ongoing, until you decided to make a change. This amount should be reflected on your personalized donation page and appear on your pay stub.

For the 2019 campaign, you have the following options:

  • If you do not change your donation details, your current ongoing donation will continue throughout the 2020 pay cycle.
  • If you would like to change the amount or details of your donation, you can do so online. Your new instructions will take effect with the first pay of 2020.
  • To be eligible for this year’s Incentive Draws, you need to do a payroll pledge of $4 or more (annual equivalent of $104 or more)and you MUST contact your Ambassador before October 3 to get a ballot. A 2019 tax receipt will be issued for the total donation, less the $4 cost of this ticket.

Benefits of Donation Rollover

  • It is convenient: you don’t have to fill out the paperwork every year if you don’t want to change your donation.
  • You can plan your financials: with Donation Rollover, you will know exactly what you will be donating from one year to the next.

Leadership Giving
Please consider being a Leadership Donor for 2019. Leadership donations are critical to the success of the employee campaign, representing almost 30 per cent of all dollars raised over the last few years.

  • Minimum Leadership Donation: $1,200 per year or $46.16 per pay

As well, The Alice & Grant Burton Matching Challenge Gift will provide up to $1 million to match all new Leadership donations and Leadership donation increases (please note: the Alice & Grant Burton Matching Challenge Gift, only applies to gifts to United Way Greater Toronto; not to gifts made to other registered charities)

Key Campaign Dates: 

Bingo
Tickets went on sale on September 30. The Bingo draw starts on Tuesday October 15.. Contact your Divisional Coordinator for more about how to buy tickets. License # 11162

Bingo Flyer

October 11 – Incentive Draw
Staff must donate $4 or more per pay to be eligible to enter the draw. As with previous years, staff who are donating through ‘Donation Rollover’ (no change from last year’s amount) will not be automatically entered into the draw. Staff who would like to participate in the Incentive Draw must complete a ballot to be entered in the draw. License # 11162

November 3 – CN Tower Climb
Together, we’ll climb 1,776 steps to the top of the CN Tower and help communities rise from poverty to possibility. Choosing to climb with us is your way of taking positive action and showing your local love. More information and how to sign-up.

November 4 – Cash Raffle Draw
The Cash Raffle will take place in the United Way Office on Friday December 6. Details will follow.

November 8 – Civic Gala
The 7th annual Civic Gala — an evening of dining and dancing — will take place on Friday, November 8 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

November 12 – 22 — Online Auction
November 12-15: view of auction items
November 18-22: bidding period
Staff will have the opportunity once again this year to bid on hundreds of items with proceeds going to the United Way. More information [link coming for UW online auction

October 11 – Incentive Draw
Staff must donate $4 or more per pay to be eligible to enter the draw. As with previous years, staff who are donating through ‘Donation Rollover’ (no change from last year’s amount) will not be automatically entered into the draw. Staff who would like to participate in the Incentive Draw must complete a ballot to be entered in the draw. License # 11162

Incentive Draw: October 11, 2019

Prizes
One week off with pay
– total value $1,276
One week off with pay
– total value $1,276
One week off with pay
– total value $1,276
Apple iPad 32GB
– total value $420
Nespresso Inissia Black & Aeroccino
– total value $250
Four AGO passes + Old Spaghetti Factory voucher ($78 + $40)
– total value $118
Brimacombe – two complimentary lift ticket vouchers
– total value $60
Spirit Of York VIP tour and tasting for 10 people
– total value $200
Delta Hotel – one night stay in a City View room
– total value $450
Gabby’s gift certificate + Juice Co gift card ($50 + $60)
– total value $110
Black Oak Brewing Co – gift certificate for four brewery tour
– total value $72
City Sight Seeing Toronto – two passes of Toronto City Sight Seeing @ $45
– total value $90
Museum of Illusion – family passes @ $78.50 (two passes)
– total value $157
Fox and Fiddle – four coupons of @ $25
– total value $100

GenNext is a volunteer group of City of Toronto employees looking to encourage and ignite the next generation of United Way supporters to learn, act and give back to the community in which they work.

As a member of GenNext, employees receive exclusive access to fun networking events, various volunteer opportunities and engaging social activities throughout the year.

Get involved! Sign up to become a GenNext member or contact us at GenNext@toronto.ca for more information.

 

All templates and forms are available to Coordinators only. Login in to access them.

Tickets for Toronto-area family attractions. All tickets can be purchased online from links below.

Employees, families and friends of City of Toronto divisions, agencies and corporations are entitled to participate in the discount program.

A portion of sales from this ticket program will go to the City’s United Way Employee Campaign.