How each of us sees the future is influenced by how we live today. Having a good job not only means feeding our family and having a nice home; we also make plans for our children's education, for our retirement, to take a holiday, attend an event or socialize with friends.


Those more fortunate are not faced with the excruciating choices of a single mother who is unable to pay her rent and buy food for her kids. If someone in our family needs medication, we get it. For many parents in our community, attending to a sick family member means going without somewhere else – and all too often that sacrifice threatens the family’s stability.

We don’t send our children to school without a warm coat or without money to attend a field trip. Our spouse is not struggling with addiction or coping with the challenges of a significant disability. And the only time we get a notice from a utility company about a past due bill is when it slipped our mind to pay it. But for many in the Alberta Capital Region, this is their harsh reality.

The mission of United Way of the Alberta Capital Region is to...

Mobilize collective action to create pathways out of poverty.


We envision a poverty-free community, where...

All children and youth achieve their full potential, complete high school and set a course toward a bright future.

All individuals and families attain greater independence and financial stability, contributing to their personal success and the success of our economy.

Everyone feels a meaningful connection to the community, enjoying a strong sense of well being and safety, for themselves and their families.

In pursuing our vision, through our values we will:

Provide non-partisan leadership in social change

Endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action

Deliver meaningful, lasting results

Respect community wisdom and encourage citizen involvement

Encourage and promote volunteerism and volunteer leadership

Demonstrate trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity and respect

Embrace diversity

We support people and give them hope

Our promise is to make sure that your donation goes to where our community needs it most and where it will have the greatest impact.

Featured Position

Project Manager,
Community Mental Health Action Plan

This is an exciting new opportunity for a seasoned project manager to contribute to the implementation of collaborative solutions addressing mental health system challenges.

Reporting to United Way’s Director, Community Building and Investment, you will provide support to cross-sector leadership teams and sub task groups from diverse government and community organizations within Edmonton and area.  

You will provide project management and senior administrative support including coordinating and leading meetings and events, developing agendas, recording, preparing and distributing minutes, and tracking action plan progress and implementation activities.  You will also facilitate effective and efficient information sharing by developing, implementing and maintaining systems including social media, to communicate strategies, progress and reports.  Your work also provides assistance to leadership teams in the initiation, orientation and on-going operations of task groups.


  • Include a bachelor degree and three years experience in a similar position.
  • Experience managing human services collaborations, project management, and ability to coordinate and lead diverse inter-disciplinary team meetings is required. 
  • Working knowledge of social media, MS Office proficiency, strong communication, planning and organization skills are also required. 
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and practices is an asset.  Equivalencies will also be considered.  

A vehicle is required as there will be some travel within Edmonton and surrounding area.

This is a temporary full-time position from January 2, 2017 till March 31, 2018 with the possibility of extension. If you are interested, apply now!  Send your resume and cover letter to:
The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.

The purpose of the Community Mental Health Action Plan is to maximize collective resources within Edmonton and area, respond to existing gaps, and identify a continuum of integrated supports and services.  This will provide easier access to services for individuals and families struggling with mental health issues and addiction.

Apply to:

Human Resources Specialist

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

15132 Stony Plain Road

Edmonton, AB T5P 3Y3

Fax 780.990.0203


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United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

15132 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton, AB T5P 3Y3

P: 780.990.1000