News Release
January 26, 2023

Today, the City of Toronto announced that City staff had raised $2,507,651 in support of United Way Greater Toronto through its annual United Way Employee Campaign. For the 20th year, City staff exceeded the campaign fundraising goal, this year by more than $300,000, demonstrating the Toronto Public Service’s commitment to supporting Toronto communities.

The City is one of United Way’s most vital and longest-standing partners. The 2022 campaign marked the 21st consecutive year that City employees have donated more than $1 million through the campaign to create a positive impact and help support residents and the community.

With its “One City, One Team, One Campaign” approach, the United Way Employee Campaign was strengthened through collaboration with City agencies and corporations to collectively benefit the community and a goal to raise $2.2 million.

The United Way Employee Campaign is jointly led by the City’s unions, associations and management and receives strong support from CUPE Local 79, CUPE Local 416, the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association (TPFFA), Toronto Public Library Workers Union CUPE Local 4948, CUPE Local 2998 and COTAPSA, as well as City agencies and corporations including the Toronto Public Library, Toronto Zoo, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Toronto Parking Authority and Exhibition Place. For the second time this year, the City is also collaborating with CreateTO, the Toronto Police Service, Toronto Hydro Corporation, TTC and the Toronto Community Housing Corporation.


“I want to congratulate the entire Toronto Public Service, as well as the City’s agencies and corporations, for another successful campaign. By coming together as ‘One City, One Team, One Campaign’, our impact is that much greater and has helped improve the lives of so many Torontonians through United Way Greater Toronto.”
– Mayor John Tory

“It’s heartwarming to see the entire City of Toronto come together with such enthusiasm, including its agencies, corporations, elected officials and political staff, in support of this great cause. I look forward to this continued collaboration and cooperation as we support our friends at United Way Greater Toronto in future campaigns.”
– Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park)

“Thanks to the tremendous efforts of everyone who participated in the United Way Employee Campaign, we are helping to make our communities more accessible to those facing inequality and poverty, at a time when it’s needed most.”
– Councillor Brad Bradford (Beaches-East York)

“I’m very proud of the generosity and dedication shown by the Toronto Public Service throughout this year’s campaign. Thank you to everyone, from every corner of the organization, who took part and helped make the campaign such a resounding success.”
– Paul Johnson, City Manager

“I’m constantly impressed by the generous spirit and passion shown by the Toronto Public Service, its agencies and corporations year after year, all in support of this great cause. Together, we are making a real difference, with the ‘One City, One Team, One Campaign’ approach.”
– Josie Scioli, Deputy City Manager and United Way Employee Campaign Co-Patron

“I’m grateful for the efforts of the City’s unions and associations who contributed to the success of this year’s campaign. As a collective, we have helped ensure that residents will receive the support they need, when they need it most.”
– Brandon Haynes, President, CUPE Local 4948, Toronto Public Library Workers Union and United Way Employee Campaign Co-Patron

“At United Way Greater Toronto, we have sounded the alarm on deepening poverty, on growing neighbourhood inequality and on stubborn systemic inequity. You heard and responded to our call, and we are deeply appreciative of you, our friends at the City of Toronto. Your generosity is strengthening the programs and services that so many of our family, friends and neighbours accessed last year, and are continuing to need. United, we can make this city better for all.”
– Daniele Zanotti, President and CEO, United Way Greater Toronto

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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