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Online programming might not be accessible to everyone. This organization cracked the code.

Why It Matters

During the pandemic many non-profits have shifted their programming online, but without considering accessibility and accommodations, some of these programs have excluded some individuals from participating in virtual programming.

“Way beyond a charitable model”: This collaborative initiative is transforming Scarborough’s Golden Mile

Why It Matters

While economic development of suburban communities can decrease poverty, it may also come at the expense of local residents through an increased cost of living, pushing them out of their own neighbourhoods due to unaffordability. This is our eighth piece in a series in partnership with the United Way Centraide of Canada.

This Montreal project is helping citizens take the lead on community development

Why It Matters

A project in Montreal is flipping the philanthropic model on its head, by enabling community members to be the ultimate decision makers. The Collective Impact Project is helping 17 neighbourhoods in Montreal fight against poverty and social exclusion through a unique model. This article, our seventh in a series with United Way Centraide Canada, highlights the journey and learnings of this collaborative project.

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How Drop-In Centres in Winnipeg are Working Together to Support Families

Why It Matters

Cities throughout Canada face pressure to meet the needs of families with low income, who lack resources for food security, education, and mental well-being — and this pressure will only continue to grow post-COVID-19. United Way Winnipeg’s partnership with the Government of Manitoba is an example of flexible funding that’s fostering innovation in family support. This is our fourth story in partnership with United Way Centraide Canada.

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How 211’s data-sharing is transforming social services in Canada

Why It Matters

Most people know 211 as a 24-hour phone line available in 150 languages to help users navigate the complex network of human services — but the data this service collects are used for so much more. Find out how this data makes a lasting impact at a community level. This is the first story in our series on Innovative Local Impact, crafted in partnership with United Way Centraide Canada.