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The latest news and stories about United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and how we are changing lives in our community, together.
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region’s President & CEO, Rob Yager, shares his gratitude for our supporters who step up to make a difference and introduce some of the people you’ve helped.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make your Mark equips students with the skills, knowledge, and empathy necessary to make a difference in their classrooms, communities, and the world.
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.
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.
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.
By leveraging collaborations with experts, United Way is helping improve navigation and access to mental health resources.
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.
This year, three innovative Make your Mark projects supporting veterans, vulnerable 2SLGBTQ+ youth,
and houseless community members were celebrated at Red Tie Gala.
Synthetic modelling hints that higher graduation rates could significantly grow employment and GDP in the Alberta Capital Region, and reduce strain on social sector