United Way looks at the big picture to deliver a coordinated network of services and programs to address a range of needs for children and families who are living in poverty.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
focuses on getting children and youth successfully through their education years and on to high school completion with wraparound supports.
helps parents support their children with tools for early learning.
reduces one known barrier preventing children and youth from successful participation in school by giving equal start to school year.
provides a chance for students to learn about the challenges individuals and families face when living in poverty and how to be agents of change.
provides computer technology to youth and families living in low income.
is a multi-faceted approach to address period poverty and reduce stigma in our communities and schools.
United Way also collaborates with and funds agency partner programs that support children, youth, and their families.
Ben Calf Robe Society
Boys & Girls Club of Leduc
Boys & Girls Club of Strathcona County
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area
Centre for Family Literacy Society of Alberta
Connect Society – Deafness, Education, Advocacy & Family Services
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Northern Alberta
Fort Saskatchewan Boys and Girls Club
Linking Generations Society of Alberta
KARA Family Resource Centre
Next Step II Senior High School – Fort Saskatchewan
Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre
Terra Centre for Teen Parents
YMCA of Northern Alberta
United Way supporters show the true power of community, rallying together to help vulnerable neighbours.