Over 120,000 people live in poverty, right here, in our own community.  People struggling with tough issues, many homeless; thousands of families that can’t make ends meet, making choices between paying the rent and feeding the kids; and countless others battling struggles like mental illness, family violence, lack of education and job skills, language barriers, and more.  But you can help change lives.


Why United Way

Together, we will move beyond managing the symptoms and work toward ending poverty. No other organization offers a broader range of solutions, impact and results. The best part? It's 100% local.

 

Lasting Solutions

Your donation helps deliver 100+ programs that lift people out of poverty and prevent those at risk from falling into it.

Local Impact

Our strategy is 100% local, ensuring that your help impacts families right here in the Alberta Capital Region.

Visible Results

We set clear targets and share the results, showing how your contribution changes lives.


 
 

211 is a 24-hour information and referral line that helps people connect to social, health and government services.

Poverty is not being able to make ends meet - and that means more than a lack of food, shelter, and clothing. For the 120,000 people living in poverty in the Alberta Capital Region, poverty means so much more than not having enough money. It means devoting more time to just surviving; it can mean forgetting what hope is, living in fear of what might happen today or the next.

Together, we are changing lives.

Danisha's family was thrown into poverty when her father died unexpectedly. With great foresight, her mother enrolled her in Big Brother Big Sisters, changing the course of her life forever.

Danisha's family was thrown into poverty when her father died unexpectedly. With great foresight, her mother enrolled her in Big Brother Big Sisters, changing the course of her life forever.

Grant is connected to United Way both as a client and as a volunteer. He is grateful that he is able to store his identification at Boyle Street Community Services through the Edmonton Safe ID Storage Service.

Grant is connected to United Way both as a client and as a volunteer. He is grateful that he is able to store his identification at Boyle Street Community Services through the Edmonton Safe ID Storage Service.

Brittany was on a destructive path until her school counsellor encouraged her to take part in a 14 week paramilitary program offered by the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team.

Brittany was on a destructive path until her school counsellor encouraged her to take part in a 14 week paramilitary program offered by the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team.


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