Welcome to United Way Cape Breton




Thank you for submitting a funding application to United Way Cape Breton's Community Investment Fund. The Community Investment Committee will begin the application review and evaluation process. Once the evaluation process has been completed, you will receive a letter of notification from the committee. 

To view United Way Cape Breton's Community Investment (funding) Policy, please click here: UWCB_ Community Investment Policy

Transit Pilot Project

We are still developing the 6 month pilot project for Transit in CBRM.  We are trying to reduce child poverty and in order to measure our outcomes on this goal, we will be offering discounted passes to those who meet the following criteria:

  1. Resident of Cape Breton
  2. Between the ages of 16-55
  3. Have children under the age of 18 years
  4. Living with Low Income (LICO) as per CRA



To complete the funding application please download and print the document here, then return it to the United Way office by mail: P.O.Box 1929 Sydney NS B1P6W4; Fax: 902-562-5721 or email: info@unitedwaycapebreton.com


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. If you would like to donate to Unitvent, which included the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Belmac Supply Ltd., Big Spruce Brewing, Bell Buoy Restaurant and the Cape Breton Post!ed Way Cape Breton, please click here:  https://donate.unitedway.ca/index.php?WID=WCAPEB


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.