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.
Behind all our work, there are people like you who get involved in big and small ways. Help us ensure a better future for families living in poverty by getting involved.
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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.
Whether you are an individual looking for support or an organization looking to collaborate, please reach out to connect.
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211 Alberta is here for you. 211 can connect those affected by the wildfires in the province to available resources and supports.
Help youth thrive by donating to United Way's All in for Youth. There’s no better time to donate! Right now, all new monthly donations will be matched — doubling your impact on the lives of youth in Edmonton.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to support your community and give back
Network, collaborate, and learn with a group of community-minded individuals who share your passion for making a difference in our community
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
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By leveraging collaborations with experts, United Way is helping improve navigation and access to mental health resources.
From building cabins to providing financial empowerment workshops, more than 1,500 United Way volunteers rolled up their sleeves last year to strengthen the fabric of our community.
This year, three innovative Make your Mark projects supporting veterans, vulnerable 2SLGBTQ+ youth,
and houseless community members were celebrated at Red Tie Gala.
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.