Community and Social Sector Development - United Way Alberta Capital Region

Community and Social Sector Development

United Way brings together social agencies, schools, organizations, and governments to make a meaningful difference in the community. By working together, we create lasting change and build a stronger, more vibrant community for everyone. We unlock solutions to meet Edmonton and area’s greatest needs by supporting over 50 community agencies in the region.

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What We Do

We change lives by engaging passionate changemakers, investing in effective agencies, and working in partnership with the social sector to create long-term solutions. Together, we can ensure that no one in our community is left behind.

A strong and vibrant community is better equipped to respond to new and urgent needs and challenges. We are focused on two critical areas that build community resilience: strengthening mental health and creating equitable opportunities for education and financial security. These build the foundation of a strong community that can tackle any challenge.

In addition, United Way staff provide expertise, coordination, and information-sharing on the following committees and initiatives:

  • ABLE – Asset Building Learning Exchange Network 
  • Alberta Financial Empowerment Collaborative 
  • City of Edmonton Family & Community Support Services – Social Policy Committee 
  • Community University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth & Families (CUP) Steering Committee 
  • Edmonton Council for Early Learning and Care 
  • Edmonton Financial Empowerment Collaborative (EFEC) 
  • Edmonton Local Immigration Partnership (ELIP)
  • Evaluation Capacity Network Steering Committee   
  • Funders Forum 
  • Funders Liaison Network (FLN) 
  • Living Hope – Edmonton Suicide Prevention Strategy Leadership Team  
  • Network of Indigenous Funders of Alberta 
  • Poverty Awareness Fort Saskatchewan 
  • Race-Based Data Table 
  • Tri-Region Champions Table