What We Do

Bringing people together to change lives and make our city better for everyone.

For more than 75 years, you’ve probably known United Way Ottawa as a fundraiser - but we do more than that, a lot more. Times have changed and so have the needs of our community and the expectations of donors – so we have changed too.

United Way Ottawa does more than just raise money and give it out to organizations doing good in the community – our promise is to make sure that your donation goes to where our community needs it most and where it will have the greatest impact.

How do we do this? We do our homework - through research, evaluation and partnerships with community experts so we are able to identify the biggest social problems facing our community and help find solutions – solutions that get to the root of the problem.

When you give to United Way Ottawa you’re helping create lasting, measurable change that will make our community a better place for everyone.