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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. 

Edmonton tech institute first to sign Period Promise workplace pledge

Amii aims to make the tech industry more inclusive by busting stigma and improving access to period products

Together, we're making a difference

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.

Building a Strong Sector

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region works collaboratively across the social services sector, identifying pressing community needs, and convening partnerships across the region to implement solutions with greatest impact. Thanks to United Way supporters, we can provide critical funding and backbone administrative support, so local agencies can focus on delivering much-needed frontline programs and services.

Moumenah's Story

After coming to Canada as a Syrian refugee, Moumenah took part in an Empower U course at Islamic Family to better understand finances in Canada. Empower U is a United Way program that provides participants with financial literacy training and a matched savings program.

Nevaeh's Story

Nevaeh discovered a love of cooking through the United Way-funded Community Kitchen Program delivered by the Alberta Parenting for the Future Association. But she also found a place where she could thrive, in turn building her confidence and resilience.

Alicia's Story

Alicia and Ace access Norwood Centre’s Parent Respite, a United Way-funded program that provides drop-in childcare and family support workers. Now, Alicia can go to school for nursing while her son gets quality early-childhood education.