United Way Halton & Hamilton’s capacity building program for the social sector.

The ConnectED program strives to help non-profit staff enhance their knowledge, skills, and ability to create community impact.

We partner with subject matter experts to offer quality, relevant, and affordable opportunities to build organizational capacity that will strengthen the sector.

Do you have an idea for a workshop, or want to see resources on a certain topic? Do you know of a civic engagement that could build the capacity of our sector and community?

Get in touch! You can share your resources and ideas, and sign up for our ConnectED newsletter to learn about upcoming opportunities, by emailing Kirstin Webb at

ConnectED Workshops

ConnectED Workshops are live sessions, virtual or in-person, lead by subject matter experts. These are varied experiences intended to provide resources, knowledge, and support for organizational and community needs in the social sector. Click on the titles below to find out how to attend upcoming sessions!

Are you looking for support on how to measure and share your impact? Look no further.

Date: Tuesday August 16, 2022

Three Time Slots Available:

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free

Registration deadlineAugust 2, 2022

Please note: Preparation materials required by Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Non-profits have been adapting approaches, services and initiatives to meet increased and more complex community needs. Evaluation helps us understand, maximize and communicate this impact. This opportunity provides non-profits with one-on-one support from a Credentialed Evaluator, on diverse topics such as understanding evaluation approaches, advice on plans and data collection tools, logic models, and… Learn more and register here.

Information coming soon for this September offering.

Learning Library

ConnectED’s Learning Library shares resources focused on social sector insights gathered within United Way’s local communities, in partnership with diverse sector leaders. These offerings are meant to be accessible and applicable for a range of social sector professionals, to bolster the network’s capacity to foster thriving communities.

If you have any creative capacity building resources or wish to partner in sharing your sector learnings, please get in touch.

United Way’s first Learning Library resource comes from Social Impact Squared, a longstanding partner offering pro-bono 1:1 evaluation support through ConnectED. Written by Paul Bakker, Founder and Lead Evaluator, this article reflects on the collaborative sessions, and captures years of learning about best practices for collecting sensitive demographic information within community programming.

Read the first Learning Library resource by clicking through to Social Impact Squared.

Have you ever wondered why people behave in certain ways, and how you can encourage positive outcomes? Behavioural insights is one tool that can support you to meet people where they are at. United Way partnered with the Behavioural Insights team of Canada to develop a course for the social sector, designed to apply behavioural insights to the unique situations of our work. In this self-paced learning experience, you will learn foundational concepts and simple techniques that you can start implementing in practical ways.

Register by clicking here.

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