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A backpack sits open on display with school supplies

Thousands of Edmonton-area students need Tools for School

More than 15,500 requests for school supplies in the Alberta Capital Region have come this year. For the first time ever, we might not be able to ensure every kid starts the school year on an equal footing.

United with Labour in building stronger communities

Labour groups in the Edmonton region support United Way in our shared goal of goal of making the community a healthy place to live, work and raise a family.

Allison's Story

Allison donates and leads the United Way campaign at her workplace because she knows what it’s like to need help.

James outside with a tree in the background

James' Story

James gives to United Way because he wants to bring down barriers for all in our region.

Wendy's Story

Wendy learned the importance of giving back at a young age. Now she helps kids finish high school.

Richelle's Story

Through all the educational pieces that we have at work, I learned everything that United Way does and trying to end poverty is something that I can really get behind, so I wanted to give support.

Bowhay Family's Story

Whether it’s requesting birthday gifts be donations to save endangered animals or volunteering time to community organizations, the Bowhay family values giving back to their community.

A volunteer arranges a shelter bed.

Heartland Challenge volunteers renovate Sherwood Park shelter

United Way's Heartland Challenge volunteers worked to rejuvenate A Safe Place, a community shelter in Fort Saskatchewan that’s helped more than 25,000 women and children facing domestic violence.

Students stand and sit together in a school stairwell

Six United Way programs that support students

Back to school can be stressful, but United Way is here to support students and parents as they navigate their educational journey.

Kohkom Kathy Hamelin teaches Terra Centre families how to harvest sage responsibly. Photo supplied by Terra Centre.

Supporting community through Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being

In the Edmonton area, many non-profits and community organizations, including United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and its frontline partner agencies, recognize the importance of applying Indigenous Wisdom, Culture, and traditional ways of Knowing and Being in the work they do.

Vanessa's Story

Vanessa was homeless and numbed her feelings of guilt and shame with drugs and alcohol. When Child Welfare told her she couldn’t live with her son due to her addiction, she decided to reach out for help.

Thea's Story

When schools closed due to COVID-19, it wasn’t just education that was affected. School-based programs such as mentorship had to find new ways of supporting kids like Thea.