Our Focus

Doesn’t everyone deserve the chance to have a good life? Starting school with the basic needs to succeed, the support needed to remain independent in retirement or a place to turn to get help when faced with a mental health crisis.

United Way Ottawa’s work is focused on making our community a better place for everyone:

Together with our community partners and stakeholders we work to create long-term change that gets to the root cause of problems facing our community – and show measurable results.

By creating change at a systemic level we do more than just help one person at a time, we are making change that will benefit all of us. When a child succeeds in school, a person with a disability finds meaningful employment or a homeless person gets off the streets and turns their life around we all win.