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Changing Lives. Together.

United Way brings together caring people and organizations to address the root causes of poverty in the Edmonton region. United, we can make lasting change in our community.

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Who we help

Poverty takes a tremendous toll on our neighbours and economy and holds our community back from reaching its full potential. People experiencing poverty often face complex barriers. United Way collaborates on system-wide solutions to address immediate needs and provide long-term wrap-around supports. Through this holistic approach we can truly empower individuals and families to make lasting change in their lives.

Alicia's Story

Alicia and Ace access Norwood Centre’s Parent Respite, a United Way-funded program that provides drop-in childcare and family support workers. Now, Alicia can go to school for nursing while her son gets quality early-childhood education.

Moumenah's Story

After coming to Canada as a Syrian refugee, Moumenah took part in an Empower U course at Islamic Family to better understand finances in Canada. Empower U is a United Way program that provides participants with financial literacy training and a matched savings program.

Nevaeh's Story

Nevaeh discovered a love of cooking through the United Way-funded Community Kitchen Program delivered by the Alberta Parenting for the Future Association. But she also found a place where she could thrive, in turn building her confidence and resilience.

Our Impact


Students and family members received help to ensure children can succeed in school.


People got assistance to build job skills and financial stability


People accessed supports for basic needs and personal well being

How we help

Built on over 80 years of experience, United Way’s experts deeply know this community and its support systems – and what it needs most. We bring together community members, social agencies, schools, organizations, and governments to collaborate and deliver local programs and services addressing the root causes of poverty. Working together, we minimize duplication and deliver larger scale impacts and lasting change.

How We Help