How each of us sees the future is influenced by how we live today. Having a good job not only means feeding our family and having a nice home; we also make plans for our children's education, for our retirement, to take a holiday, attend an event or socialize with friends.


Those more fortunate are not faced with the excruciating choices of a single mother who is unable to pay her rent and buy food for her kids. If someone in our family needs medication, we get it. For many parents in our community, attending to a sick family member means going without somewhere else – and all too often that sacrifice threatens the family’s stability.

We don’t send our children to school without a warm coat or without money to attend a field trip. Our spouse is not struggling with addiction or coping with the challenges of a significant disability. And the only time we get a notice from a utility company about a past due bill is when it slipped our mind to pay it. But for many in the Alberta Capital Region, this is their harsh reality.

The mission of United Way of the Alberta Capital Region is to...

Mobilize collective action to create pathways out of poverty.


We envision a poverty-free community, where...

All children and youth achieve their full potential, complete high school and set a course toward a bright future.

All individuals and families attain greater independence and financial stability, contributing to their personal success and the success of our economy.

Everyone feels a meaningful connection to the community, enjoying a strong sense of well being and safety, for themselves and their families.

In pursuing our vision, through our values we will:

Provide non-partisan leadership in social change

Endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action

Deliver meaningful, lasting results

Respect community wisdom and encourage citizen involvement

Encourage and promote volunteerism and volunteer leadership

Demonstrate trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity and respect

Embrace diversity

Interested in working together? Here's our contact info.


United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

15132 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton, AB T5P 3Y3

P: 780.990.1000


We support people and give them hope

Our promise is to make sure that your donation goes to where our community needs it most and where it will have the greatest impact.

Featured Position

Program Coordinator, Engagement Marketing

You are a strong relationship builder with solid experience in program coordination and a knowledge of volunteer management.  You enjoy working with a diverse group of volunteers, corporate partners and other not for profits across the Alberta Capital Region.

Reporting to the Director of Engagement Marketing, and working with internal and external stakeholders, you will coordinate and implement program plans for our community initiatives such as Tools for School, Coats for Kids and Families and Care Kits for Homeless Connect. You will work cross collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders and committee members including organizing and chairing meetings.  You will oversee workplace and community volunteer activities including conducting orientation and providing instructions and direction to achieve targeted and desired results. You will track, compile and analyze data and create reports of final outcomes. In addition, you will have the opportunity to assist with special events and other related projects.

Qualifications include a two year diploma in a related area and a minimum of three years experience or a combination of education and experience.   Experience in program planning and knowledge of volunteer management is required.  Intermediate MS Office, ability to manage multiple demands in a fast paced environment, ability to lift up to 30 pounds, and access to a vehicle is also required (as there is travel involved within Edmonton and area).   Public speaking and media relations is considered as asset.  This position will work out of out of United Way’s Stony Plain Road office andInKind Exchange.

Successful candidates will be aligned with our core behavioural competencies: Mission Engaged, Personal Accountability, Teamwork and Collaboration, Service to Stakeholders, Innovation and Embracing Change and Results Focused.

We offer rewarding work, a great workplace culture, and competitive compensation and benefits.  This is a full time permanent position. This position will be open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to