Nation Cheong

Vice-President Community Opportunities and Mobilization, United Way Greater Toronto

photo: Nation Cheong

For over 20 years, Nation has dedicated his professional and personal time to community development strategies. He started on the frontlines supporting individuals impacted by chronic mental health, substance dependency and inadequate housing. Later, his work focused on positive youth development for young people across the GTA, including the influential Youth Challenge Fund and United Way’s Youth Success Strategy.

Known for his integrity and ability to bridge diverse perspectives, he is a respected organizational leader, strategic partner, community animator, artist and teacher.

As United Way’s VP of Community Opportunities and Mobilization, he works closely with public and private sector partners; and community service agencies to collectively plan and build more inclusive communities including the implementation of local economic strategies. Nation oversees United Way’s Research, Public Policy and Public Affairs strategies, Strategic Initiatives and UWGT’s Reconciliation and Equity Action Plan.