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From poverty to possibility: Why Ryerson supports the United Way

Our urban campus gives each one of us a first-hand perspective on issues facing the city. But what about those in the community who deal with challenges that are less visible: seniors suffering from loneliness, caregivers of those with mental illness needing support and respite?


We can only build a great city and healthy communities by including everyone in the vision. Making issues unignorable is the theme of this year’s United Way of Greater Toronto campaign and for me, that means thinking about the needs of all of our neighbours and fellow citizens, and having the resources to find solutions that work.


I am so proud that the Ryerson community is deeply engaged in our community. From research to work placements, applied learning and volunteer activities, you make our values come alive. How can we do more? We can multiply our own impact by supporting United Way agencies that, like us, are committed to building a great, resilient city, and vibrant and healthy communities. We are partners in the same great cause.

Please help to increase our impact and support Ryerson University’s United Way campaign.

Mohamed Lachemi
President and Vice-Chancellor

Mohamed Lachemi
Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-Chancellor

Ryerson's United Way Greater Toronto campaign signals a special commitment to improving Toronto communities around our campus. As part of the downtown core we have to accept the responsibility of working with the city and these communities to grow Toronto.