Meet GenNext EO

Meet GenNext EO

GenNext East Ontario is a social impact movement for people to create meaningful, local change. Join us, and connect through philanthropy and fun.

Powered by United Way East Ontario, we’re on a mission to inspire and enable the next generation of change-makers to fuel 100% local impact in Prescott- Russell, Ottawa,
Lanark and Renfrew Counties.

What we do

We’re passionate about helping others. We lead with our hearts, and make a difference with our actions. Whether you’re a long-time local activist or a recent grad looking to get involved with your community, GenNext East Ontario is where you can …


with people and organizations who want to make a difference, through our networking events.


about the unique challenges facing our region, and what you can do to make a meaningful, lasting impact.


our communities by donating to
help us tackle the root issues
behind our causes.

Led by United Way East Ontario. Shaped by YOU.

United Way East Ontario works with local partners, government, community organizations and donors to build strong, healthy, safe communities for all.

GenNext is your connection to this work—your voice on the causes you care about.

By bringing together young leaders, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, and local creatives, we’re improving lives and creating opportunities for the people that need us most.

Our causes

We know that there isn’t just one, singular issue facing our communities. The problems people face tend to build on one another—creating complex challenges. That’s why GenNext supporters don’t just rally behind one cause. Instead, we’ve highlighted four major challenges that are currently affecting the most vulnerable people across our region.

Want to learn more? Click on one of our causes to find more about the work we do, and how you can help.

Get involved today

Whether you’re into networking or learning new skills, our virtual and in-person events are a great way to discover something new, connect with interesting people, make friends and meet mentors, all in support of our causes.

Your monthly coffee budget can make a huge impact in your community. When you join GenNext+, our group of monthly supporters, your money makes lasting change possible. Plus, it comes with a bunch of fun perks.

Hit that subscribe button to get on our newsletter list for a recap of our latest work, stories of local love, event invites, volunteer opportunities, and more. Want to hear from us more often? Don’t forget to follow @GenNextEastON on social!

There are more ways to get involved, like partnering with us, starting a campaign in your workplace, or becoming a GenNext Advocate!

Upcoming events

Join us on Thursday, April 27, from 5:30 to 9:00 PM at Impact Hub Ottawa where we’ll dive deeper into a new perspective on networking.

News and stories

United Way's own Aidan Liebich shares her experience participating in the 24 Hours for Homelessness Challenge with Operation Come Home during record-freezing temperatures.

Buy local and support your community

Until January 31, when you buy local from our friends at Dominion City Brewing Co., you can choose to support GenNext at checkout! Your donation will help youth experiencing homelessness build a more stable life. 

Dominion City Brewing Co. logo

It gives us all the feels when a local business wants to do good in their community! Thanks to Dominion City for their support and all they do to make our communities better for everyone. 

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