• Initiatives

UWCNEO provides financial support for the following programs that align with our work and create achievable outcomes for stronger, healthier communities.

View the complete list of community investments for 2024/2025. 

211 Ontario

211 is a human service database that helps individuals navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 150 languages for free!

Access the service by dialling 2-1-1 and speak to a live 211 referral specialist or visit 211ontario.ca.

Community Volunteer Income Tax

United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l’Ontario (UWCNEO), in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency, is offering a virtual Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) this year. Our trained volunteers will assist low-income earners file their income tax returns over the telephone. This program opens in March and runs until the following January.

Register for Community Volunteer Income Tax Program 

Young Leaders on Board

United Way’s Young Leaders on Board Program is a great way to get connected to the community at a leadership level and learn from some of the best leaders in the social sector. Young Leaders on Board provides board training to individuals between the ages of 20 and 39 who are looking to get actively involved in shaping the future of community.

Register for Leaders On Board

Keeping Seniors Warm

Growing old comes with its challenges. This is why United Way wants to help vulnerable older adults access the basic needs they deserve to live a healthy and dignified life. Keeping Seniors Warm ensures that our community’s residents AGED 55+ are equipped with the appropriate winter gear to keep them warm during the cold months. The program currently runs in Sudbury with the hopes of expanding in other North East regions.

Tampon Tuesday

For many of us, menstruation is a fact of life, but we don’t often give it much thought. We start our period, we grab a box of pads or tampons, and away we go. However, menstrual hygiene products can be costly and far too many individuals, especially those living in poverty, simply cannot afford them. This is where Tampon Tuesday is helping.

Since 2017, United Way, the Canadian Labour Congress and Bell Media have worked together to raise awareness and collect menstrual products to help address period poverty in our communities by hosting Tampon Tuesday events.

Volunteer Resource Centre

UWCNEO’s Volunteer Resource Centre is the community’s hub for volunteer connection. Whether you are an individual looking to make a difference, or a community agency looking to post a volunteer opportunity, the Volunteer Resource Centre is the place to start.