Every day, thousands of families living in Halton and Hamilton struggle to break the cycle of poverty. Every day, they make the choice between paying rent and putting food on the table. This way of life is not just a ‘now’ problem – poverty can take hold for future generations, and it is our job to change that.
Poverty isn’t just about a paycheck. This local issue touches every aspect of a person’s life, from food, shelter and employment to mental and physical well-being. It’s a social and economic issue that also impacts our healthcare system and the entire community
The battle against poverty starts with us. As community leaders, we have the ability to turn people’s lives around. It is our responsibility to unleash our local love and give families all the opportunities they need to be successful.
In collaboration with our caring communities, United Way works on multiple fronts to break the cycle of poverty. Supports help individuals and families in crisis access basic needs like food and shelter, while also helping them develop knowledge and opportunities to increase their long-term stability.
Thank you for being a part of the journey and for making poverty unignorable. As we mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today, we are inspired by how our communities band together for those most vulnerable, as we work hard to eradicate poverty.
President and CEO