United Way brings together social agencies, schools, organizations, and governments to make a meaningful difference in the community through local programs and services that empower people to improve their lives. By working together, we create lasting change and build a stronger, more vibrant community for everyone.
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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 is now accepting applications for Front-Line Agency Funding and Social Sector Development Grants
Together, we can make 2024 a year of hope, transformation, and lasting change.
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Volunteering is a fantastic way to support your community and give back
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Your donation to United Way stays 100% local, providing life-changing support to individuals and families within your community
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March 14, 2024 @ 06:00 PM
To celebrate International Women’s Day and embrace this year’s theme, #InspireInclusion, Susanne graciously shares her personal journey of self-discovery and recovery.
By joining GenNEXT, you'll have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, build professional connections, and contribute to meaningful initiatives that benefit our community.
In celebration of National Mentoring Month, United Way supporters share how mentorship has shaped their lives and why they champion this important volunteer opportunity that supports mental wellness and grows their skills.
United Way takes a systems-wide approach participating in and contributing to a network of social programs and services, addressing a range of needs for vulnerable children, families, and individuals. Through our extensive network of partners, we help support robust mental health networks, establish a solid foundation for success through education, and promote financial security, ensuring that no one is left behind.
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.
children and youth received help to ensure they can reach their full potential
people received support through a United Way funded program
people received assistance to build job skills and financial stability
With over 80 years of experience, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region is deeply connected to this community and its support systems. We change lives by engaging passionate changemakers, investing in effective programs and services, and working in partnership with the system of agencies to create long-term solutions. A strong and vibrant community is better equipped to respond to new and urgent needs and challenges. We are focused on two critical areas that build community resilience: strengthening mental health and creating equitable opportunities for education and financial security.