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 ensures children and youth get the right start, from early learning experiences to finishing high school, setting them on a path to a bright future.
Through collaborations with schools in the Alberta Capital Region and associations with multiple service agencies and community hubs, we address diverse needs, ensuring every young individual gets the assistance they require. You can contribute to giving young people the opportunity to face challenges head-on and embrace the value of education.
United Way allies with 28 local organizations and programs, aiming to guide children through their educational journey, empowering them to unlock their utmost potential. Together, we pave the way for their success.
In 2022, 5,430 families received early learning and parenting supports, 29,674 students participated in healthy development programs, and 4,777 children participated in nurturing after-school programs.
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.
is a multi-faceted approach to address period poverty and reduce stigma in our communities and schools.
United Way supporters show the true power of community, rallying together to help vulnerable neighbours.