[Originally Posted October 1, 2015]
Community impact is about achieving meaningful, long-term improvements to the quality of life in Canadian communities, by addressing not just the symptoms of problems but also getting at the root causes. It’s about making fundamental changes to community conditions.
All United Ways are working together for real change to happen.
We do this by:
-Influencing public attitudes, systems and policies
-Focusing on underlying causes of social issues
-Strengthening the network of services and the capacity of non-profits and the community
-Engaging and mobilizing the community’s financial resources, influence, time, knowledge and action
By combining community engagement with priority-setting and collaborative action at multiple levels, communities and Canada’s United Ways are together achieving lasting, measurable change.
United Way has three main areas of focus, which are:
-From Poverty to Possibility
-All that Kids Can Be
See the graphic below for the programs funded locally under each focus area.