Children and Youth – United Way Alberta Capital Region

Children and Youth

United Way is giving children and youth the support they need to get a great start in life, do well in school, and reach their full potential.

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What We Do

United Way helps kids from the start with early learning and development, support though the school years, and all the way to high school completion to give the next generation the tools they need to succeed and break out of the cycle of poverty.

We work directly with schools in the region and partner with dozens of social services agencies and community centres to address the range of needs and circumstances of vulnerable children and youth.

With United Way’s holistic approach to supporting youth, you can be a part of the solution to break the cycle of poverty.

United Way supports 28 programs, partnerships, initiatives, and collaboratives to help children succeed through their school years and work toward reaching their full potential. In 2021, 34,941 students and family members received help to ensure children can succeed in school.


United Way Initiatives

Our programs provide children and youth with increased confidence, self-esteem, and improved problem-solving and coping skills as well as increased concentration and mental preparedness for school and improved academic outcomes.

EPCOR volunteers build Tools for School backpacks during a Day of Caring at United Way of Alberta Capital Region's InKind Exchange in Edmonton, Alberta

Give Your Time

United Way supporters show the true power of community, rallying together to help vulnerable neighbours.