Community Resources

Creating Pathways Out of Poverty

Learn about poverty in our region – the facts, the costs and, most importantly, how poverty hurts us all. In this report you will hear from our stakeholders and your neighbours – what matters most and what we see as our priorities for the future. You will be introduced to our 12 Desired Results and three initial strategies for change. And, you will be invited to join us in making our great region a great region for everyone.

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Listening to Our Community

Based on extensive consultation, research into the community’s needs and the study of examples in other North American cities, United Way has embarked on an ambitious journey – one that further defines its focus and works toward a more collaborative, results-based approach to addressing poverty in the Alberta Capital Region.

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Do It Yourself Guide to Identification

If you are facing any identification issues or are providing assistance to those who are seeking proper government-issued identification then this guide is for you.

This Do It Yourself Guide to Identification was developed to assist individuals and organizations with navigating the complicated processes and systems associated with accessing formal government identification. As identification is delivered and offered through various systems of government, be it provincial or federal, the processes for accessing ID are not always clear, and are often changing.

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Donate-a-Ride Program

Donate-a-Ride is a fundraising program designed to provide transit tickets to Edmontonians in need. Funds raised go to purchase tickets which are distributed via local social service agencies to clients most in need.   

Donate-a-Ride tickets help low-income individuals and families with basic transportation to get to the employment, educational and social services they need to improve their lives. 

The United Way handles all financial transactions and accounting for the program, including issue of tax receipts for donors.

TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AND SIGN UP TO RECEIVE TICKETS, CLICK HERE

 

Research Reports

Partners for Kids - Program Results & Community Impact Report: 2011 - 2012 School Year

Parkland Institute: "A Policy Framework for Alberta: Fairness and justice for all."

Alberta College of Social Workers, Edmonton Social Planning Council and Public interest Alberta: "Achieving the Promise"

Social Policy Framework - FEB 2013

United Way Calgary: "Towards Resiliency for Vulnerable Youth"

Mental Health Commission of Canada: "Changing Directions Changing Lives the Mental Health strategy for Canada"

Food Banks Canada: "Hunger Counts 2011"