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February 12th, 2020

United Way Campaign Wrap-Up

The university’s annual United Way fundraising campaign has wrapped up and raised more than $548,000 in support of the organization and its work to create a more equitable and inclusive city. Throughout the 11 weeks of the campaign, 500+ people made individual donations and dozens of others supported events and initiatives. “The commitment shown by employees on … Read More

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October 30th, 2019

Why I give: A message from David Estok, Vice-President, Communications

I am writing for your help and support on behalf of this year’s United Way Campaign at The University of Toronto. Our University has a long and proud tradition in supporting Toronto’s most needy through our annual United Way Campaign. This year is no different and the needs are greater than ever. DONATE TODAY Affordable … Read More

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October 16th, 2019

Here’s what your donation can do

The University of Toronto has a resolute commitment to equal opportunity, equity and justice, and we are fortunate to be able to fulfill that commitment in a variety of ways. DONATE TODAY As the VP of Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives, I am delighted that our entrepreneurship community is Canada’s leading engine for research-based … Read More

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October 9th, 2019

Young people like Lolley need your local love

The University of Toronto’s partnership with United Way has helped to improve the lives of members of our community for over 20 years. Each year, our staff, faculty, students, alumni, and retirees contribute to the giving campaign in support of the United Way of Greater Toronto. As a long-time advocate for women’s rights, health and … Read More

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October 9th, 2019

U of T Annual United Way Campaign Kicks Off

With three campuses across this dynamic and diverse city region, U of T and the surrounding community share both opportunities and challenges. Issues of mental health, poverty, employment instability, and the rising cost of necessities such as food, housing and transport impact our community. These issues are not only topics of study for U of … Read More

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October 7th, 2019

Here’s how your local love can change lives

As we complete the first month of term, I am reminded of the University of Toronto’s role in the vibrant region we call home. With three campuses across this dynamic and diverse city region, U of T and the surrounding community share both opportunities and challenges. Issues of mental health, poverty, employment instability, and the … Read More

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December 3rd, 2018

A request from Wisdom Tettey: Please give to the United Way

Wisdom Tettey Vice-President, University of Toronto Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough Every year at this time, for many years, I have always looked forward to making my annual contribution to the United Way campaign because of its support for those in our communities who are less fortunate. I know that similar commitments abound within our … Read More

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November 21st, 2018

A request from Scott Mabury: Please give to the United Way

Scott Mabury Professor, Environmental Chemistry Vice-President, University Operations University of Toronto Some of you might know that I have a farm east of the city in Northumberland County that provides some balance to the hurly-burly life here at UofT in the City of Toronto. A significant component of life as a crop farmer, even a … Read More

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November 13th, 2018

A request from Cheryl Regehr, VP & Provost: Please give to the United Way

Cheryl Regehr Vice-President & Provost University of Toronto Every year, I look forward to U of T’s United Way Campaign. It is an important opportunity to reflect on the life-changing and profoundly positive impact we can have in our communities when we come together with a common vision. The United Way and its partner agencies … Read More

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November 1st, 2018

A request from Vivek Goel: Please give to the United Way

Vivek Goel Vice-President, Research & Innovation University of Toronto Since 1990, the gap between the rich and the poor has increased in major cities across Canada. Last month, a study produced by U of T School of Cities professor David Hulchanski and his research team showed that neighbourhood income inequality continues to grow in our … Read More

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October 22nd, 2018

Why I Give: A message from David Estok

David Estok Vice-President, Communications University of Toronto For many years, I have been proud to support United Way as a board member, a volunteer and a donor. Why? It is because I believe United Way does so much good work to help people from all walks of life in our community. By donating to United … Read More

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October 10th, 2018

Why I give: A message from Ulli Krull

Ulrich Krull Vice-President & Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga Professor of Chemistry I have been a supporter of the United Way since my teenage years when I realized how fortunate I was when so many of my neighbours were in need. I observed the tremendous impact that can be achieved by working together as a … Read More

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October 1st, 2018

Why I give: A message from Kelly Hannah-Moffat

The University of Toronto has partnered with United Way for more than 20 years to improve the lives of the members of our community. Each year, our staff, faculty, students, alumni, and retirees contribute to the giving campaign in support of the United Way of Greater Toronto. Many in our community and city face challenges … Read More

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December 19th, 2017

Why we give: A message from the 2017 U of T United Way Team

Before heading out for the holiday break, we’re sending this last message asking you to consider a donation to the U of T United Way Campaign. Even though U of T will be closed, the Campaign is open until December 31st, so, if you wish to contribute, there is still time!  Please donate today using … Read More

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December 13th, 2017

Success of #DayofGiving pilot project inspires discussion on expansion in 2018

On November 1st, U of T’s Division of Human Resources & Equity and Food Services Department teamed up to raise money for U of T’s United Way Campaign. The plan for the #DayofGiving was that all proceeds from sales of Blue Dragon brewed coffee and teas from Food Services locations on that day would be … Read More

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December 13th, 2017

Why I give: A message from Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation

Since 1990 the gap between the rich and poor has increased in major cities across Canada. Last month, a report produced by the United Way of Toronto & York Region (The Opportunity Equation in the Greater Toronto Area) showed that neighbourhood income inequality and polarization is the worst in the Toronto region. The report’s findings … Read More

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December 4th, 2017

Why I give: A message from Bruce Kidd, Vice-President & Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough

I’m proud to say that I’ve donated to the United Way throughout my career at the University of Toronto. The reason: U of T is only as strong as the communities in which we are embedded, just as the University is a great strength of those communities. This is particularly true of UTSC and Scarborough. … Read More

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November 22nd, 2017

Why I give: A message from Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost

Every year, I look forward to the U of T United Way Campaign. This season of gratitude is an opportunity to reflect on the United Way’s life-changing activities and the collective impact we can all have on our local communities. United Way agencies play an important role in educating our students at U of T … Read More

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November 16th, 2017

U of T team undertakes second annual ‘Day of Community’

On November 9th, the University of Toronto’s Division of Human Resources & Equity held its second annual ‘Day of Community’. Inspired by the U of T United Way Campaign, staff from across the Division, as well as colleagues from divisional human resources offices, gathered over the lunch hour to decorate and fill gift bags for … Read More

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November 15th, 2017

Why I give: A message from Ulli Krull, Vice-President & Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga

I have been a supporter of the United Way since my teenage years when I realized how fortunate I was when so many of my neighbours were in need. That the University of Toronto is so highly motivated in its support of the United Way is a strong reflection of the social leadership that our … Read More

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