Today, the City of Toronto launched its annual United Way Employee Campaign supporting United Way Greater Toronto.
For a second year, the “One City, One Team, One Campaign” will once again be strengthened through collaboration with City agencies and corporations to benefit the community with a goal of raising $2.2 million collectively.
This year’s campaign will focus on meeting the basic needs of Toronto communities, supporting residents through pandemic recovery and leading change by fighting against inequality.
The City is one of United Way’s strongest and longest-standing partners. For over two decades, thousands of employees have come together to raise more than $1 million annually to create a positive impact and help support residents and the community.
In collaboration with agencies and corporations, the City was awarded the 2021 Thanks A Million award for the remarkable generosity of Canada’s leading corporations, their employees, labour organizations and members and public sector groups, as well as the 2022 United Way Local Leaders award which recognizes workplaces that supported United Way Greater Toronto’s 2021 Community Recovery Campaign.
The United Way Employee Campaign, which is jointly led by the City’s unions, associations and management, 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, Toronto Police Services, Toronto Hydro Corporation, Toronto Transit Commission and Toronto Community Housing Corporation.
“I wish to thank all staff, partners, agencies and organizations for their dedication and commitment in support of United Way Greater Toronto and for participating in a wonderful launch event today. As need never lessens, especially through pandemic recovery, it is through your help that we can create change, positive impact and hope for our communities. I encourage everyone to participate in the wonderful events that will take place throughout our campaign and to give what you can. Your contribution can truly change the life of someone in need.”
– Josie Scioli, Deputy City Manager and United Way Employee Campaign Co-Patron
“Thank you to all members of the unions and associations that will partake in this year’s United Way campaign. It is wonderful to see everyone come together as a collective in support of this meaningful and important cause. One City, One Team, One Campaign. We are stronger together!”
– Brandon Haynes, President, CUPE Local 4948, Toronto Public Library Workers Union and United Way Employee Campaign Co-Patron
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