United Way of Great Toronto
At United Way Toronto, their mission statement embodies the work they do, which is “To meet urgent human needs and improve social conditions by mobilizing the community’s volunteer and financial resources in a common cause of caring.”
United Way Toronto is a charity working to advance the common good and create opportunities for a better life for everyone in the city. Working in partnership with others, they mobilize people and resources to address the root causes of social problems and to change community conditions for the better. Established in 1956, United Way supports agencies that provide services to strengthen individuals, families, and communities.
Committed to organizational accountability and transparency, United Way Toronto is a flagship member of Imagine Canada’s new Ethical Code launched in 2008. This code sets the standards for charitable organizations to manage and report publicly on their financial affairs. United Way Toronto has been honoured by the Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards (VSRAs) for three years in a row. In 2010, they were honoured with a special distinction, the Exemplar designation. The VSRAs recognize best practices for financial reporting by registered charities.