United Way looks at the big picture to deliver a coordinated network of services and programs to address a range of needs for children and families who are living in poverty.
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United Way is a network of more than 75 local United Way offices. Since 1941, we’ve worked in the Alberta Capital Region for the betterment of all.
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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.
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
Let’s dive into some of the compounding factors that women experiencing poverty face, and how programs supported by United Way addresses those barriers to level the playing field.
Thanks to synthetic modelling, we can better understand how wraparound supports in schools can help students, families, and the Edmonton community thrive in 2044.
In 2022, as inflation exacerbated existing economic strain, causing increased needs for food access and security, higher energy costs, and decreased housing affordability, United Way’s 211 helpline became more vital than ever to connect people to the services they need.
The Community Services Recovery Fund is a historic one-time investment of $400 million
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.
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.
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.
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.