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As a young child, I endured both physical and sexual abuse that scarred me deeply. By the time I was a teenager, I was trapped in a cycle of trauma...

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...

My husband and I moved to a new neighbourhood in 2007, where we felt safe and connected to the community. But my life took an unexpected turn when I lost...

“I started my relationship with the agency four years ago. I was attending a program to learn about computers and someone suggested I could have lunch at the senior’s centre...
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...
“Losing my house and my kids was probably the hardest thing. I lost everything. Following an arrest, I realized I was an addict and needed help. At the time, every...
Dogs – our best friends, and thanks to a national program supported by United Way, they can be there to help those in need. The therapy dog program was established...
Find out how your gifts change the lives of thousands of people across Halton & Hamilton...
“I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety at about nine or 10 years old. From my family’s perspective, it came out of left field. I was a...
A community donation warehouse is serving the needs of United Way agencies and their recipients through collecting and distributing much-needed goods, but also by providing volunteering opportunities to those in...
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...