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All That Kids Can Be

Helping children and youth reach their full potential.

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Laying the foundation for lifelong success

To succeed in school and in life, children need nurturing, early literacy development opportunities, positive role models and an education. United Way Halton & Hamilton supports development, educational and after-school programs that give children and youth the self-esteem and confidence they need to become engaged and productive adults.

How We’re Changing Lives

We invest in programs that increase health and wellness, promote inclusion through leadership and engagement, and ensure educational success.


Youth with high levels of academic and social engagement in high school are more likely to participate in postsecondary education. 86% of post-secondary graduates in Ontario were working in paid employment within 6 months of graduation.
School clubs and youth organizations are sources of inspiration, hope and engagement, where leadership can grow and positive change can be made.
A positive state of mental health and wellness in youth sets the stage for their healthy transition to adulthood and is associated with a greater likelihood of completing school, healthier social relations, and higher levels of self-confidence.


Children and youth engaged in learning and improved their academic performance


Children and youth are connected to and involved in their community


Children and youth improved their emotional and physical well-being


Changing lives. Together.

Since childhood, I went through life as a quiet kid who liked staying indoors. With social anxiety and being visually impaired, making friends was tough. Everything changed one day when...

“When my husband, our 18-month-old daughter, and I landed in Canada, we found ourselves in a world entirely different from what we had known. As if that transition wasn’t challenging...

As a newcomer, Sebastian found himself struggling in school and trying to learn English. Now, five years later, he is volunteering at the United Way-supported agency and serving as a...
My husband, son and I came to Canada in 2019 after immigrating to the U.S. from India. My son was born in the U.S. and my husband and I worked...
“I’ve been involved with United Way since before I was officially a member of any organizations, because my dad and all his siblings were members when they were little, too....
Adelle started coming to the after-school program at the community centre in her neighbourhood in Grade 6. It’s an area where many people live in poverty and like many neighbourhood...

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