Why run a workplace campaign?

Workplace campaigns engage employees in the community and build a sense of belonging within your organization

Invest in Your Community

Strengthen your organization’s profile as an active community leader and contribute to meaningful change and help build poverty-free, healthy communities where you live and work.

Build Employee Engagement

Develop a company-culture of helping others and changing lives. A United Way workplace campaign is a powerful and effective way to create positive opportunities for staff. It energizes your workplace, strengthens your team and creates a sense of community.

Attract + Retain Great Employees

Enhance workplace morale, pride, team building and employee loyalty. A community minded organization is a more diverse and appealing place to work, helping you recruit and retain great employees.

Campaign Toolkit

This toolkit provides information to help you through every step of your campaign. Included are tips, best practices, forms, templates, materials, videos and everything in between. If you are new to United Way fundraising, check out our quick start guide.

ECC Training Guide

Good planning is essential for a successful campaign. We have some planning templates and information to help you get your campaign ready and set up for success! Our staff is also happy to offer additional ideas and assistance.

Download ECC Guide

Register for a United Way Employee Campaign Workshop

Learn the ins and outs of a United Way Campaign in the half-day workshop. Whether this is your first campaign or you are a campaign veteran, we want you to feel confident and comfortable in your role and to make the most of your experience while maximizing your results. Our training provides sure‐fire tips to put you on the path for campaign success.

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Campaign Ideas Book

The more fun your campaign is, the better chance you’ll have at capturing your colleagues’ attention and telling the United Way story.

Download Ideas Book

Workplace Pledge Form

This form can be used for a donation of any amount.

Generic Pledge Form

Generic Pledge Form (Payroll)

Give Online

Tax Benefits

Donations qualify for great tax benefits. Use this handy tool to calculate your tax credits.

Tax Calculator


These guidelines for giving demonstrate how various amounts can make a difference when using payroll deduction. The dollar figures are based on programs funded within the Alberta Capital Region

Clip Sheets (Per Pay Period)

Clip Sheet (Totals)

Leaders of the Way

Leaders contribute $1,200 or more annually in support of United Way efforts to eliminate poverty in all its forms in our community. Leaders inspire others by setting a profound example of giving and we honour them for their generosity.

Leader Honour Roll

Leadership Thank You Cards

Leadership Program

Community members and organizations will make decisions and take actions that strengthen communities, families, and individuals when they have the opportunity to learn about the impact of their donation. Engagement activities provide value and increase awareness of social issues in our community.

Community Impact Speakers

Speakers inform and inspire audiences by sharing compelling stories about the work of United Way and our partner agencies. Our speakers volunteer their time to deliver presentations that provide insight into the needs of our community and help donors understand how their support positively impacts the lives of people living in the Alberta Capital Region.

Speakers Program

Days of Caring

Days of Caring volunteer opportunities are a great way for you and your coworker to team up and get involved in our community. These opportunities boost morale, promote teamwork and promote your company’s visibility in the community. They also actively involve you in helping the community through direct assistance to one of our local funded partners.

Days of Caring


United Way’s GenNext initiative is the go-to gathering of people in their 20s and 30s who want to create lasting change in their communities.

Host a Product Drive

Work with your organization or community group to collect items to support one of United Way’s important community initiatives.

Brain Game and Poverty Simulations

These immersive activities are great learning opportunities about living in poverty.

Brain Game

Poverty Simulation

United Way Explainer Video (The Big Picture)



AGLC Gaming Licenses

All organizations hosting a United Way raffle, 50/50 or BINGO must apply for a license.

Gaming License Application (50/50)

Gaming License Application (Bingo)

Gaming License Application (Chase the Ace)

Gaming License Application (Raffle)

Tax Receipting Information:

Tax Receipting Guide(Do’s and Don’ts)

Form: Special Event Tax Receipt

Form: Gift In-kind Tax Receipt

Note: Where possible, all charitable giving will be consolidated on one receipt per donor. Tax receipts for all donations made in the calendar year will be distributed to donors by February the following year.

If you have any questions, please contact our Finance department at 780-990-1000 or donorservices@myunitedway.ca. For additional information about receipting, visit Canada Revenue Agency website.

Please note: If your gift to United Way was part of a workplace campaign by payroll deduction, you will not receive a separate tax receipt. The donation will be recorded on your T4 statement from your employer.

United Way@work Resources

Custom Canvass Sheet

Email Content Templates

Social Media

Connect with us on social media, and you’ll be able to interact with donors, engage with agencies and access an array of content that can help you tell the United Way story.

Thank Your Volunteers

Thanking your United Way campaign committee is important. Use these resources to show your appreciation.

Certificate of Appreciation Template

Sample Thank You Poster

Awards of Distinction Nominations

Employee Campaign Training Guide

Good planning is essential for a successful campaign. We have some planning templates and information to help you get your campaign ready and set up for success!

Our team is also happy to offer additional assistance. Email us: campaignsupport@myunitedway.ca

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