United Way Campaign

We're gearing up for our 2023 Campaign!

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Your Waterloo United Way Campaign Committee is gearing up for an exciting 2023! Go Red Day is October 2 this year - we're thrilled to bring you lots of events, bake sales, soup day, and other fun activities to raise money for this extremely good cause.

Want to get in on the fun? Volunteer to be an ambassador or committee member. Links are noted below.


Every October we raise money for the United Way Waterloo Region Communities. This branch of the United Way distributes funds to, and supports, nearly 130 local agencies and charities. Strengthening our community through their work, these organizations work to reduce the impacts of poverty, mental health issues, addiction, sexual violence, illiteracy, and other hardships facing individuals and families.


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 9 cause areas, and the University of Waterloo is promoting the three that mean the most to us:

  • Affordable Housing & Homelessness
  • Food insecurity
  • Mental Health & Addictions
  1. Oct. 2 to 31, 2023A Token of Appreciation
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    As October ushers in a time of reflection and giving, consider extending your gratitude and support to your colleagues through a meaningful gesture in support of United Way. This October, sending a “Token of Appreciation” to your co-workers not only acknowledges their contributions but also empowers a collective spirit of compassion and community.

  2. Oct. 4, 2023Faculty of Health Walk
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    Join us for the United Way Faculty of Health Walk! On October 4th at 11 am, meet us at the Ring Road doors of B. C. Matthews Hall (BMH). Wear your RED!

  3. Oct. 12, 2023Houseplants 103
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    Back again, come and join Bryan Dobson of Gold Leaf Botanicals for Houseplants 103 - a follow up to his educational and entertaining 2022 session. 

All upcoming events