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Women United Co-Chair Appointed to Global Leadership Council

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region is proud to congratulate our Women United Co-Chair Danisha Bhaloo-Shivji on her appointment to the Women United Global Leadership Council! Acting as the sole Canadian representative, Danisha joins a group of dynamic leaders mobilizing to advance gender equity and advocating for access to quality, affordable, educational childcare.

Workplaces are advancing menstrual equity, one Period Promise at a time

As Labour Day approaches, let’s talk about the impact menstruation has on people in the workplace — especially for employees without easy access to period products or washrooms on the job.

Woman (30s) with children (5, 6 and 10 years) planting flowers in community garden. Vegetables growing in planter. Focus on woman.

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region funds 63 projects through the Community Services Recovery Fund

Through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund, your local United Way is helping community service organizations adapt their programs and services through pandemic recovery and beyond.

Help kids start the school year right by supporting Tools for School

The need for school supplies continues to rise in the Alberta Capital Region as Tools for School receives more than 21,000 requests for supplies to help local students.

5 ways Make your Mark empowers kids as they head back to class

Make your Mark equips students with the skills, knowledge, and empathy necessary to make a difference in their classrooms, communities, and the world.

Powerful partnerships bridge the digital divide to help students succeed

During the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way partnered with the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation to distribute Chromebooks to keep students learning and connected, ensuring digital equity for all students.

Dedicated 2SLGBTQIA+ support line vital for inclusion, equity

Discrimination against 2SLGBTQIA+ people is still a reality in 2023, impacting people’s mental health and wellness. Learn how Brite Line is bridging the gap and making a difference through this dedicated support line for 2SLGBTQIA+ people.

All in for Youth helped Emily graduate high school

When Emily moved out on her own as a teen, she felt like she had to drop out of high school too. Then, she learned how All in for Youth staff and resources could support her so she could focus on graduating.

How United Way makes finding mental health support easier

By leveraging collaborations with experts, United Way is helping improve navigation and access to mental health resources.

United Way volunteers build stronger, more vibrant communities

From building cabins to providing financial empowerment workshops, more than 1,500 United Way volunteers rolled up their sleeves last year to strengthen the fabric of our community.

Student leaders, teachers recognized as changemakers with Awards of Distinction

This year, three innovative Make your Mark projects supporting veterans, vulnerable 2SLGBTQ+ youth, and houseless community members were celebrated at Red Tie Gala.

More high school grads could give Edmonton an economic boost

Synthetic modelling hints that higher graduation rates could significantly grow employment and GDP in the Alberta Capital Region, and reduce strain on social sector