Welcome to United Way Cape Breton

Thank you to everybody that helped with, participated, and supported our yoga event on July 5th on Charlotte Street. We all had so much fun and hope to get involved with more exciting events this summer!

We want to send out a big thank you to everybody who participated, sponsored, volunteered, or watched on the sidelines during our 3rd Annual Bubble Soccer Tournament. We all had a great time and had lots of fun! Congratulations to all of our winners, we look forward to next year’s tournament and more summer events!


Transit Pilot Project


All passes have been distributed. A huge thank you to local non-profits and CBRM for partnering on this initiative.


Can you make the month?

Make the Month is the first digital poverty simulation tool in Canada. It provides an online experience and understanding of what it’s like to live in poverty in your community.


** Please note only certain Canadian cities are available to select in the drop down. When you go through the simulation, every four or five pages you will see a page that offers a link to donate to the particular United Way in the city you chose. At this time, Cape Breton is not an option. However, the tool is still very impactful and will hopefully make you think differently about your follow community members living paycheque to paycheque. 

TO VIEW OUR COMMUNITY IMPACT VIDEOS, please click here:  http://unitedwaycapebreton.com/photos



United Way Cape Breton has been in operation since 1959.

United Way Cape Breton helps more than 30,000 people in Cape Breton. 

United Way Cape Breton gives to 387 Charities. 

United Way Cape Breton inspires people to come together to make a lasting difference in our communities.

Why Give to United Way Cape Breton?

United Way Cape Breton brings communities together – business, labour, governments, voluntary sector organizations and residents – to improve individual lives and our collective living conditions. No other organization supports such a broad range of programs and services. 

By giving to United Way Cape Breton, you choose to pool your contribution with thousands of others so that United Way Cape Breton can make significant financial investments in solutions that get results. Some of the benefits of donating to United Way Cape Breton include:

  • The ability to contribute to a “whole of community” approach to tackling complex social issues. 
  • The ability to save organizations the cost of fundraising and receipting, allowing them to focus more of their resources where they are needed most. 
  • The convenience of making one charitable contribution to help many in need and receiving one tax receipt. 
  • The convenience of using payroll deduction to manage all of your charitable giving.