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Community Services Recovery Fund application process opens to support pandemic recovery

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a historic one-time investment of $400 million

Three ways United Way strengthens the social sector

The affordability crisis is putting pressure on non-profits too. Learn more how United Way is collaborating with frontline agencies, all levels of government, and passionate changemakers to build a stronger social sector.

Our favourite stories from 2022

In the face of the challenges over the last year, there was good news to share too. From curating a kid-friendly reading list to powerful stories of resilience, here are five stories you might have missed last year.

‘I always believed we could do it’

Maritza shares her story of escaping Colombia and coming to Canada as a refugee, and how her experience – and the support she received from United Way-funded programs – helped her rebuild her life.

4 ways to do local good this holiday season (and all year long)

It’s the season of friendship, generosity, magic, and goodwill toward all. As you’re making a list and checking it twice, consider adding “a stronger and more resilient community” by supporting United Way of the Alberta Capital Region.

All aboard for Coats for Kids and Families

You can make this holiday season warm and bright for thousands of people in need. Help fill the Fort Edmonton Park train with Coats for Kids & Families donations at The Edmonton Christmas Market.

Fonds de relance des services communautaires

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region participe au Fonds de relance des services communautaires, un investissement de 400 millions de dollars dans les organismes de bienfaisance et les organismes à but non lucratif.

Community Services Recovery Fund

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region takes part in the Community Services Recovery Fund – a $400 million investment in charities and non-profits.

United Way launches campaign to help growing number of people in critical need this winter

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region is rallying residents of the metropolitan region to support our most vulnerable community members during a season of urgent need.

Celebrating 10 years of building stronger financial futures through Empower U

Participants share how they changed their lives and achieved their dreams with support from United Way’s financial empowerment initiative.

Rising need for winter coats expected as temperatures and snow falls

Coats for Kids and Families anticipates a high demand for winter gear for vulnerable families due to inflation, cost of living, and newcomer settlement.

Engineering Challenge volunteers collaborate to restore historic and healing campsite

Over 70 United Way volunteers from 16 Edmonton-region engineering firms came together to transform Camp Yowochas, a year-round outdoor education centre and campsite run by YWCA Edmonton.