Labour & United Way

With Toronto & York Region Labour Council being a founding member of United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT) in 1956, we all share a vision and drive that doesn't shy away from tackling what may seem impossible challenges. Our work together led to a formal partnership and the creation of Labour Community Services (LCS) in 1982. Together, we are the movement and we are rising for a united recovery.  

Our partnership includes labour's active participation in:

  • Annual workplace fundraising campaigns
  • Allocations processes: funding of 208 community agencies
  • The United Way Board of Trustee, committees, and United Way campaign cabinet
  • Labour Community Services' Labour Advocate Training (LCAT) Program and other services to local unions and their members


If you would like to get more involved and become a UWGT Labour volunteer, please fill out the form or connect with a United Way Labour Liaison.

2024 United Way Labour Volunteers

Campaign Cabinet 
Jinkie David, Campaign Cabinet Labour Co-Chair, CUPE 4948
Judith Logan Junop, Campaign Cabinet Labour Co-Chair, IFPTE 160
Heather Erlen,  Campaign Cabinet Labour Co-Chair, Canadian Labour Congress

UW Board of Trustees
Andria Babbington, President, Toronto & York Region Labour Council (ex-officio)
Michelle Johnston, President, Society of United Professionals, IFPTE 160

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If you would like to make a donation or have any inquiries, please contact our United Way Labour Liaisons below. We're happy to always hear from you.

Marcia: [email protected]

Richelle: [email protected]


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