United Way Campaign

Our Campaign is Active!

Waterloo sign wrapped in red 2022

Welcome to October - United Way Workplace Campaign month! It's the time of year where the campus switches (temporarily) from our traditional black and gold and turns red to support the United Way Waterloo Region Communities. Want to help? Here's what you can do:


You can click on our donate button and give to the United Way. Donations are available as one-time gifts, or you can give on an ongoing basis (either through your credit card or through payroll deduction). 


We've got some exciting events planned for the month. Check out some of our campaign events, or see what representatives in your department are planning. The entire campus community is encouraged to come out and support the United Way.


Become an ambassador or core committee volunteer to help us create amazing events.


The United Way has introduced new cause areas for donations. This means you can further focus your dollars to a cause that means the most to you. The United Way has created 10 cause areas, and the University of Waterloo is promoting the three that mean the most to us:

  • Increasing food security
  • Advancing equity
  • Advocating for mental health

Check out information on each cause area, including a sample of charities and organizations that work in our communities to advance each area.


Our Annual Campaign

Every October, the University of Waterloo partners with the United Way Waterloo Region Communities to host a campaign of giving. Members of the University community come together to participate in fun events and activities geared towards building awareness of the United Way's extraordinary work in Waterloo and, of course, encouraging donating towards this incredible cause. 

Interested in helping? Donate to the United Way during our campaign, or join our incredible volunteer team to ensure the United Way can support the most vulnerable people in our community for years to come. Your help is appreciated no matter how you choose to lend a hand.