As members of the local community, Queen’s University students have a collaborative relationship with the United Way of KFL&A.

Many students volunteer directly with United Way agencies, supporting those in need in our community. 

Students participate in periodic donation drives, contributing food and clothing to support the vulnerable. 

United Way created a new program to support students who may need a little assistance at different times of the year.  For more information on how to access Student Food Boxes, please contact Sierra Gaspari at

United Way works closely with local agencies to provide counselling to youth in the community, in addition to the services offered on campus.  For more information on how to access counselling or any other services please call 211. 211  is a free, confidential 24/7 service where callers are connected with a person real time. 

If you are a student who wishes to get involved with the United Way, please contact:

Student Committee

Connect with the student committee to learn how you can get involved with the United Way.

For many, Queen’s is a home away from home, but Kingston is home to Queen’s. The partnership between Queen’s and the United Way is an incredible way for students to get involved in the community and to understand the importance of community impact, no matter where it may be. Not only is it a fantastic way to give back to the local community, but the learning outside the classroom it provides is unbeatable.

Owen Crawford-Lem
38th Rector of Queen's University

Agency Highlight

United Way agency Kingston Community Health Centres, in collaboration with AMS Food Bank, provide students in need at Queen’s University with a free box of fresh produce and dry staple items to help alleviate food insecurity.