17 November, 2022 12:34 PM

Labour & United Way: Annual Presidents’ Breakfast

Our message during the 2022 Presidents’ Breakfast was loud and clear. We need each other. The work we do is not a "band-aid" solution. Being United means being there for our communities. It's not about "us" vs. "them". We are in this together. On November 15, 2022, more than 20 unions came together virtually to show their solidarity for the 2022 United Way Community Campaign.


For more than 30 years, Labour has held the annual Presidents’ Breakfast to invite leaders and decision makers from the Labour movement and community. Our long-standing partnership has directly helped the most vulnerable through the now, 300+ community agencies United Way Greater Toronto funds (a spike from the 280 agencies in 2021).


During the Breakfast, Lily Chang - Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress, Mina Amrith - Vice President of SEIU Healthcare, and Daniele Zanotti - President of United Way Greater Toronto, shared their messages and stories of what it means to be United and why our partnership is so essential to our movement, for our members and communities in Peel, Toronto & York Region. Andria Babbington – President of Toronto & York Region Labour Council and Ram Selvarajah – President of Peel Regional Labour Council, showed us the impact of our support. With your donations, people in need receive hope. From finding shelter and a safe haven, dealing with food insecurity and job loss, the need for mental health support, and more, plus fighting for social justice, Labour & United Way is a movement and force that advocates for everyone’s human rights so that no one gets left behind.


Your help matters and we have the power to make a difference. Our call to action is for everyone to take a lead in supporting United Way Greater Toronto. This can be done by starting a workplace campaign, setting up a payroll deduction and spreading the word. A United Way Labour Liaison is available to help you anytime throughout the year to help you get started and if you have any questions on how to get more involved.


Thank you for your dedication in wanting to make our communities better for all.



Toronto & York Region Labour Council

Peel Regional Labour Council

Labour Community Services (Toronto)

Labour Community Services (Peel)



Marcia Lopez (Toronto & York Region): [email protected]

Richelle Himaya (Toronto & York Region) [email protected]

Sania Wadalia (Peel Region): [email protected]

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