United Way funding is helping kids from the start, with caregiver education programs, early learning and development, support through the school years and all the way to high school completion.

65,527 people were helped through United Way investments

33 United Way Funded Programs & Partnerships helped:


Every funded program reports the impact that programs have on clients. Here are some examples:

  • Increased confidence, self esteem and improved problem-solving and coping skills in children and youth.

  • Children and youth demonstrate improved language, motor and social skills

  • Improved concentration and mental preparedness for school with improved academic outcomes.

How we do it.

United Way invests in our region's success by providing funding where the need is greatest. Our strategy is 100% local, shaped specifically for the Alberta Capital Region and impacts families right here in our community.

Early Childhood Development

United Way invests in several programs and initiatives that increase access to quality early childhood learning and care opportunities, to enhance development and support healthy parent-child attachment.

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Out of School Programming

Children who participate in positive activities during this critical time demonstrate improved school performance. United Way focuses on providing quality out-of-school programs and improving access and participation for children and youth in these programs.


School Readiness

Low-literacy skills impact all aspects of a person's life. United Way invests in family literacy training programs to increase parent and caregiver understanding of the importance of a language rich environments for child development. 

Success in School

United Way investments ensure students have access to the supports they need to thrive in school and, identifies students at risk of disengaging from school and supports activities to re-engage them in their education. 

My son is happier and more adjusted. My daughter came out of a depressed state and I am sure it was because she was supported by many people from this program.
— Parent of program participant.