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Empower future changemakers with Make your Mark

United Way’s Make your Mark program helps teachers inspire the next generation of global citizens through valuable tools and resources, and up to $1,000 in funding to develop and execute student-led community projects.

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Empower future changemakers with Make your Mark

2022/23 Annual Report

Explore how our collective successes over the past year are changing lives by helping people access basic necessities, supporting their schooling and educational journeys, and strengthening the connections in our community.

2022/23 Annual Report
2022/23 Annual Report

Every student deserves an equal start to the school year

Local students urgently need supplies for the upcoming school year. Together, we can make sure that children from Kindergarten through Grade 12 have the tools they need to succeed, and no one is left behind due to financial challenges.

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Every student deserves an equal start to the school year

Audience Engagement

Who we help

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'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 in 2022


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

How we help

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.

How We Help