Media Advisory
September 21, 2022

Please note: this media advisory has been updated since it was originally shared with a new in-person location.

Continuing a long-standing tradition of supporting community through philanthropy, the City of Toronto will hold a kickoff event for its annual United Way Employee Campaign today, Thursday, September 22. This year’s event will be in hybrid format; in-person at the City Hall Council Chamber and via virtual stream.

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: City Hall Council Chamber, 100 Queen St. W., or via WebEx virtual stream.

The City is a strong and long-standing partner of the United Way’s, with thousands of City employees coming together to raise more than $1 million annually to help ensure the community remains strong and vibrant. This year’s theme – “One City, One Team, One Campaign” – is made possible through collaboration with City agencies and corporations.

The need for the City’s 2022 United Way Employee Campaign is more important than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the most vulnerable members of the community. This year’s campaign will focus on supporting residents through pandemic recovery and leading change by fighting against inequality.

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.

Action required: RSVP to join WebEx video conference

Interested members of the media can RSVP to join the virtual stream via desktop computer or by using an iOS or Android device.

Please send an email with the subject line “RSVP: City of Toronto United Way Campaign Kickoff – OUTLET” indicating media outlet to A member of the City’s media relations team will be in touch to provide WebEx meeting details. Please RSVP by 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 22.

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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