United Way of Peel Region’s new investment and community impact strategy was released in August 2012. Within the context of Peel Region’s demographics and social challenges, a foundational focus on poverty as the connecting theme provides strategic attention and depth to United Way’s investment strategy. The theme conveys hope, inspiration and possibilities that create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community.

Click here to download a copy on the Investment Strategy Review Report with Recommendations that was published in July 2012.

Click here to download a four-page executive summary of the Investment Strategy. It was published in October 2012.

Find out more about how United Way of Peel Region is helping kids be all that they can be, moving people from poverty to possibility and building healthy people and strong communities with its investment strategy.

2014/15 Investments

After a thorough allocation process, United Way of Peel Region announced on April 2, 2014 that it will invest $7.2 million in 2014/15 in a network of social programs and services through its Community Priorities Fund.

Over the next 12 months this fund will support 91 programs delivered through 54 agencies that will provide vital services to hundreds of thousands of Peel residents who need help to realize their dreams of a better life.

The $7.2-million is being distributed as follows:

  • $3.4-million will be invested in our Strong Communities focus area:
    • Providing supports for people and families dealing with mental illness, disability and violence, and increasing awareness of mental health to reduce stigma
  • $2.7-million will be invested in our All That Kids Can Be focus area:
    • Helping to put vulnerable children and youth on the right path for success in school and in life
  • $1.1-million will be invested in our Poverty to Possibility focus area:
    • Supporting people to get back on their feet by making sure they have access to the most basic needs in life – food, emergency shelter and transitional housing supports

In addition to the Community Priorities Fund, other United Way funding streams include: Strong Neighbourhood Grants, Youth In Action Grants and the Community Response Fund. Click here to read the full media release.

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