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Stories about Giving at Ryerson

Ryerson is committed to building a caring community. When we see opportunities to give back, we forge relationships with like-minded organizations in order to increase our societal impact. That’s why we’re thrilled to be supporting United Way Greater Toronto through our campaign. Here are a few stories from our last campaign that demonstrate our commitment to helping United Way Greater Toronto achieve their goals.


Domestic Violence
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Atiya shows her local love by helping Humaira and other women experiencing domestic violence connect to community supports. Read more about their story.

Education Inequality

Wendy learned the importance of giving back at a young age. Now, she unleashes her local love by helping kids like Emily finish high school.

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Cecil shows his local love by supporting social enterprises—like the one that helped Zoe find meaningful employment and get back on track. Read more about their story.

Social Isolation

Samantha’s act of local love—volunteering at a United Way agency—means kids like Nuhaa get the best start in life.


Mental Health
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United Way helped Ken when he was a struggling single parent—now he shows his local love by ensuring people like AJ can get support, too. Read more about their story.


As a young man, Asare found mentorship through a community program. Now, he shows his local love by paying it forward,