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Smiling girl sitting at desk in class room and looking at camera. Portrait of young Black schoolgirl studying with classmates in background. Happy smiling pupil writing on notebook.

Provide backpacks, supplies to kids in need with Tools for School

By supporting Tools for School and United Way, you can help make sure every student has the school supplies they need to succeed.

When creating an emergency preparedness plan, it’s important to note helpful resources like 211 Alberta. Photo by Adobe Stock.

Include 211 Alberta in your emergency preparedness plan

During a crisis like a wildfire evacuation, people need accurate information quickly. 211 Alberta is a key resource, ensuring Albertans have the information they need, when they need it — even when the situation changes rapidly.

Culturally responsive mental health care reducing barriers at Edmonton non-profits

Edmonton organizations are making it easier to find culturally supportive mental health care resources, reducing the stigma around counselling and therapy.

Matricia Bauer, Brandi Gruninger, and Tanaura Seon speaking at Women United’s event, MindFULL: A Candid Conversation on Women’s Mental Health

Exploring women’s mental health beyond self-care

Women’s mental health advocates Matricia Bauer, Brandi Gruninger, and Tanaura Seon answer your important questions about women’s mental well-being, exploring the nuanced societal and systemic barriers women face today.

Women United supporters celebrating their impact at United Way’s Red Tie Gala 2024.

Women United donors gain more than the satisfaction of giving

Women United supporters come together to create a brighter future for women and their families. But it’s not just about giving; it's about gaining a sense of purpose, developing a deeper understanding of the issues affecting women and girls, and becoming part of a powerful collective of changemakers. Let's embark on a journey through the inspiring stories of Women United champions and discover how Women United adds value to each of their lives.

In 2023, more than 12,000 people received support to overcome challenges that predominantly affect women in our region, thanks in part to the financial contributions made to United Way through Women United.

By the numbers: Women United is making a lasting impact

Women United contributions go directly to United Way programs and local front-line agencies that offer services and resources to women and girls who face intersectional barriers to success. In this article, we share how United Way and our local front-line agencies work together to address barriers that largely impact women in our community.

Volunteers for United Way of the Alberta Capital Region sort supplies for hygiene kits, in support of Edmonton and area front-line agencies.

Every Moment Matters: volunteers share why they give back through United Way

We want to take the time to celebrate and recognize United Way changemakers for their work in creating resilient, connected, and thriving communities where no one is left behind. Six passionate United Way volunteers explain why they share their time and skills with our organization.

Local students in the Edmonton region are making a tangible difference in the lives of others, while fostering their own empowerment and leadership skills, through the Make Your Mark program, presented by Dentons.

Shaping leaders and communities by empowering Edmonton’s youth

United Way’s Make Your Mark initiative empowers students to learn more about social issues facing our community, and how anyone can be a changemaker at any age.

United Way GenNEXT volunteers make a difference in the Edmonton region by connecting and raising awareness.

Join GenNEXT to make a difference and build connections in your community

By joining GenNEXT, you'll have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, build professional connections, and contribute to meaningful initiatives that benefit our community.

eadshot of happy woman in Canada who shares her mental health journey for the International Women’s Day theme #InspireInclusion

Better access to mental health support helps me live my best life

To celebrate International Women’s Day and embrace this year’s theme, #InspireInclusion, Susanne graciously shares her personal journey of self-discovery and recovery.

Students get homework help and mentorship support from school staff in a library.

Students can break down educational barriers with help from All in for Youth

Local students Ttchtchara, Lasiya, Jude, Xiarh, and Emily share how All in for Youth creates a supportive educational journey and helps them succeed in school and in life.

Downtown Edmonton during a winter sunset. ADobe Stock

Uniting to address challenges of meeting basic needs during extreme weather

It takes all of us working together to address immediate needs and create long-term system solutions. We invite you to consider what role you can play or what support you can offer as we address these challenges together.