Do Local Good - United Way Alberta Capital Region

Changing Lives. Together.

United, we make the biggest difference.

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Thanks to donors like you, we supported more than 257,000 people in our community in 2022.

In 2022:

  • 5,430 individuals received early learning and parenting supports.
  • 4,374 children participated in nurturing after-school programs.
  • 2,387 individuals got help obtaining and retaining employment.
  • 3,371 people who experienced domestic or sexual violence received caring supports.
  • 75,588 participants accessed healthy meals or food hampers.
  • 19,445 individuals facing mental health challenges received timely counselling.
  • 1,093 people received help to obtain or maintain housing.
  • and so much more.

United Way brings together caring people and organizations to address the root cause of poverty in the Edmonton region.

Alicia's Story

Alicia and Ace access Norwood Centre’s Parent Respite, a United Way-funded program that provides drop-in childcare and family support workers. Now, Alicia can go to school for nursing while her son gets quality early-childhood education.

Moumenah's Story

After coming to Canada as a Syrian refugee, Moumenah took part in an Empower U course at Islamic Family to better understand finances in Canada. Empower U is a United Way program that provides participants with financial literacy training and a matched savings program.

Nevaeh's Story

Nevaeh discovered a love of cooking through the United Way-funded Community Kitchen Program delivered by the Alberta Parenting for the Future Association. But she also found a place where she could thrive, in turn building her confidence and resilience.

Thank you for doing local good.

The last few years have shown how just one bump in the road – job loss, illness, learning disruptions – can cause an individual or family to fall on tough times. And we’ve seen just how tough it can be to break out of poverty when faced with systemic barriers.

Sometimes it can all feel too heavy. But for those of us who can shoulder some of that weight, we can make things lighter for everyone in our community.

United Way builds relationships in the community to collaborate, coordinate, and make real headway in tackling big issues in our region. Our experts deeply know this community and its support systems – and what it needs most.

But we need you, too. Do local good and donate today.

United, we can make lasting change in our community.