United Way looks at the big picture to deliver a coordinated network of services and programs to address a range of needs for children and families who are living in poverty.
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United Way is a network of more than 75 local United Way offices. Since 1941, we’ve worked in the Alberta Capital Region for the betterment of all.
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A $400 million investment in Community Services Organizations | Un investissement de 400 millions de dollars dans les organismes communautaires
Join colleagues, volunteers, fellow workplace campaigners, and local community agencies and leaders as we honour the latest Awards of Distinction winners with an evening of good food, good company, and engaging entertainment.
Help us reach our goal of collecting 9,000 coats for individuals and families in the Edmonton region.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to support your community and give back
Apply for the Community Services Recovery Fund
Your donation to United Way stays 100% local, providing life-changing support to individuals and families within your community.
Workplace campaigns engage employees in the community and build a sense of belonging within your organization
November 1, 2022 @ 12:00 AM - February 28, 2023 @ 11:59 PM
March 16, 2023 @ 06:00 PM
The affordability crisis is putting pressure on non-profits too. Learn more how United Way is collaborating with frontline agencies, all levels of government, and passionate changemakers to build a stronger social sector.
In the face of the challenges over the last year, there was good news to share too. From curating a kid-friendly reading list to powerful stories of resilience, here are five stories you might have missed last year.
The Community Services Recovery Fund is a historic one-time investment of $400 million
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 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.
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 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.
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
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.