Help the most vulnerable as our communities respond. Support the COVID-19 Emergency Fund!

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic.

But it was in the weeks before that public health agencies, social services agencies, and United Way Halton & Hamilton  gathered to see how we could support those most in need.


Since then, grassroots groups have formed. Neighbours are helping neighbours. Volunteers are stepping up.
Everyone has an important role to play.

We are stronger together.

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, United Way Halton & Hamilton has created the COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support the work of our frontline partner agencies.  COVID-19 is putting our community’s most vulnerable people in an extremely challenging situation. Many do not have support if they need to self-isolate. Those who already face significant barriers, including poverty, homelessness and social isolation, need even more of our help during this time.

Each of us has the power to help people around us.

The time is now.

 Now is the time to band together and embrace the power of community. This is a critical time for everyone, and we know those who are already struggling will be excessively impacted. In a crisis, we work rapidly with front-line agencies, local municipalities and partners to uncover the greatest needs, and organize to achieve the greatest impact.

Please consider supporting our efforts by donating today.

When you give to United Way, you will help provide:



Ensure people have access to life’s essentials, such as food.


for Seniors 

Ensure that while vulnerable people are isolated, they are also supported. 

Capacity for

Community Services

Ensure that community partners can continue to do their vital work.

Mental Health


Enable crisis lines and system navigation services.
As the situation changes, United Way will work with our community partners to adapt.

If you’re able, please give generously today to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund. 

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