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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 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.

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.

Adult with workplace mentor

From the classroom to the board room: The impact of mentorship in our community

In celebration of National Mentoring Month, United Way supporters share how mentorship has shaped their lives and why they champion this important volunteer opportunity that supports mental wellness and grows their skills.

United Way's Heartland Challenge committee volunteers use their unique skills to give back to the community and the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank.

Growing communities: Heartland Challenge volunteers boost Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank

United Way’s Heartland Challenge volunteers helped strengthen their community through gardens, building upgrades, and volunteer appreciation in partnership with the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank.

who to call when navigating mental health support or social services

Navigating the Numbers: When to dial 988, 211, 811, or 911

With the introduction of 988 as a suicide prevention line, Albertans now have more options when navigating the network of mental health support or social services.

How to talk with kids about tough topics

It can be difficult to find the right words when helping kids navigate scary or hard topics. Learn how to have empowering and honest conversations with guidance from a mental health expert from The Family Centre.