About Us

At United Way Ottawa we are helping to create a better life for everyone in our community.

We do this by focusing our efforts on the biggest social problems facing our city. By working with community partners and other key stakeholders, we direct resources where help is needed the most and where it will have the greatest impact.

Building a stronger community isn’t new to United Way Ottawa – we’ve been focused on it for more than 75 years – but what is new is our emphasis on addressing the root causes of social problems. By directing our efforts to combat the underlying causes of community problems we are helping to change our community today and tomorrow.

But we can’t do this alone, it takes the whole community to create this kind of massive change. That’s why we’re creating partnerships, mobilizing support and combining efforts with partners from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors with one objective: to make change happen.

Be United. Be part of this change and help make our community a better place for everyone.


United Way Ottawa invites you to get involved the way you choose:

  • Give - Your money, time or share your knowledge and expertise through volunteering
  • Speak up - Speak up for a cause through events, initiatives or using social media
  • Take action - Get involved

Learn more about how you can help