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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We’re empowering people to create new beginnings with supports such as employment and financial literacy training. 8,129 people got assistance to build job skills and financial literacy last year.
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region is dedicated to empowering individuals to be their own agents of change by providing learning and development opportunities. From leadership development to job training, skills development, and financial literacy, people at any age can learn the vital skills that will make a difference not only to themselves, but further strengthen the whole community.
Investing in growing life skills and knowledge through education equips individuals with the tools and confidence to create meaningful and lasting change in their own lives. When we support skills development, individuals – and, ultimately, our community – become stronger, more resilient, and more capable. By empowering people with critical life skills, you demonstrate your care for and commitment to the communities within which you operate.
combines financial literacy training programs for women with a 1:2 matched savings component.
develops staff from financial institutions into financial literacy trainers to help people living on low income increase their understanding and ability to manage their finances.
is a community-based leadership development program that educates students (grades K-12) on poverty, the role of nonprofits, and their agency as leaders..
United Way also collaborates with and funds agency partners that provide education and skills training programming.
Alberta Parenting for the Future Association
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society
Boys & Girls Club of Leduc
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area
CEASE: Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation
Edmonton John Howard Society
Fort Saskatchewan Boys and Girls Club
Gateway Association for Community Living
Leduc & District Food Bank
Next Step II Senior High School – Fort Saskatchewan
P.A.L.S. - Project Adult Literacy Society
Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Society
St. Albert Community Village and Food Bank
St. Albert Family Resource Centre
Terra Centre for Teen Parents
YMCA of Northern Alberta
Youth Empowerment and Support Services (Y.E.S.S.)
Your donation to United Way stays 100% local, providing life-changing support to individuals and families within your community.