U of T United Way Campaign


United Way Greater Toronto logo

About the United Way

In Canada, the United Way operates in more than 100 communities, including United Way of Greater Toronto where U of T’s campuses are located. Every United Way raises support locally, directly responding to the needs of the community.  

2019 Campaign Updates

Days of Giving

St. George Campus
  • Day of Giving Coffee Day, October 24, 2019 – U of T Food Service locations across U of T St. George will be donating a portion of their proceeds from coffee and tea sales to the United Way.
  • Day of Giving United Way Lunch – November 6, 2019 – New College Dining Hall. A portion of a proceeds from the specially designated United Way menu will be donated. Lunch is from 11:30am to 1:30pm, New College Dining Hall (Audrey Taylor Hall), 40 Willcocks Street.
Mississauga Campus
  • October 31 – Halloween Costume Contest – time and location TBD. Show off your creativity and come up with a spooky, creative, and/or totally fun costume with your office team.
  • November 19 and 20 – United Way Book Sale – 10am-3pm each day in CCT Link. For a limited time each year, the UTM Library sets up shop on campus to sell books, DVDs and music CDs in support of the campaign.
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Swap Shop Sale (UTSG) November 26-28, 2019
Once a year, the Swap Shop hosts a three day sale to benefit The United Way.
All proceeds go to the charity.
All items are on SALE!

Our Campaign runs October 2 to December 31, 2019

For over 20 years, U of T has contributed almost $20 million to our community

University of Toronto campuses are located in the communities supported by the United Way of Greater Toronto. In 2018 alone, our faculty, staff, and students contributed over $600,000. Our generous support impacted a variety of programs that service the community:
  • Over 15,800 children and their families took part in programs geared at helping to raise healthy kids
  • Over 8,000 education and job training sessions were provided to newcomers, helping them settle into their new home

There are a couple of ways that you can donate:

Donate Online

Donate by Cheque

If you wish to donate by cheque, please:
  1. request and complete a paper pledge form
  2. Make your cheque payable to the United Way
  3. If you are a student, please identify that fact on the front of the cheque.
  4. Send cheques by mail (or via campus mail if on campus) to:
U of T United Way Team HR & Equity 215 Huron Street 8th Floor Toronto, ON M5S 1A2

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