Building on the legacy and leadership of our fundraising, we’re proud that the trust that we have cultivated with our donors has bolstered a shared appreciation of the other tools we use to create impact in our communities: research, advocacy, investing, and convening. At all times, but particularly in times of crisis, these tools work in concert to achieve the change we want to see.
Our role as a convener brought together the COVID-19 Community Response Table, made up of public health authorities, municipalities, frontline social service agencies, corporate partners, elected officials from all levels of government, and many others to support at-risk groups through the effects of COVID-19 on our region. Our work at the Table has constructed an evolving profile of how the pandemic is affecting the most vulnerable people in our communities, supported by real-time data and stories of lived experiences. United Way East Ontario continues to evaluate how the most vulnerable are coping, and how well we’ve been supporting our communities through the pandemic. We’re committed to being here for those who need us, knowing that challenges will persist for many months to come.