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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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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Let’s dive into some of the compounding factors that women experiencing poverty face, and how programs supported by United Way addresses those barriers to level the playing field.
Synthetic modelling hints that higher graduation rates could significantly grow employment and GDP in the Alberta Capital Region, and reduce strain on social sector
Thanks to synthetic modelling, we can better understand how wraparound supports in schools can help students, families, and the Edmonton community thrive in 2044.
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.