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.
When you support United Way, you are an important part of a movement with others who share your social purpose and want the best for our community. Your contribution to United Way stays 100% local, providing life-changing support to individuals and families within the Edmonton region.
Let’s work together to align your corporate social purpose and values with the community needs you care about. Partnering with United Way gives your employees immersive personal and professional development opportunities, team-building exercises, engagement activities, and positive recognition and celebration for the difference they are making in community.
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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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Whether you’re in a crisis or just don’t know where to turn in tough times, 211 Alberta can connect you with resources and programs when and where you need it most. Keep these resources close by and share them with someone you care about.
or visit www.ab.211.ca for a full list of helpful resources
for emergencies requiring police, fire, or ambulance services.
for Alberta Health Services’ non-emergency health information line.
CMHA Distress Line
CRISIS line providing immediate support. Call now if you or someone you know is in crisis: contemplating suicide, feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing abuse.
Mental Health Helpline
Offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans.
Kids Help Phone
Confidential telephone and web counselling for youth.
Seniors’ Abuse Helpline
Help for seniors who are experiencing physical, mental, emotional, or financial abuse.
Addiction Services Helpline
A safe space where the 2SLGBTQIA+ community can connect with supports free of judgement or stigma.
Family Violence Info Line
Get help anonymously in more than 170 languages or find other family violence supports.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Financial help for Albertans who don’t have resources to meet their basic needs (e.g., food, clothing, shelter).
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
Providing telephone and chat crisis intervention counselling support for First Nations and Inuit persons.
Edmonton Food Bank provides food hampers for people in need.
Available M-F 8:30-4
See their Downloadable List of places to access free community meals in Edmonton.
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region is harnessing the power of community to make a positive difference for people in Edmonton and area who need it most.