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Mom and toddler son make period promise

Period poverty occurs when someone lacks the menstrual products they need, and it’s a more common issue in our community than you probably think.

Supporting community healing from residential school trauma

With 94 calls to action mostly directed at governments, it's easy to think that individuals can’t make a difference. But we can.

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The Local Bus That Delivers Empowerment

The C.O.W. Bus breaks down stigma to build family literacy and strengthen our community.

Students at an All in for Youth school

Schools see an increase in much-needed services

Because of United Way supporters, we can increase services for students at three schools and services are now available in eight schools.

School supplies at local school

Let’s rally to provide tools for student success

Summer is when our community rallies together to make sure students have the school supplies they need. The demand for school supplies has increased.

Dapper Beaver coffee and coffee mug

Using coffee to create change

The Dapper Beaver Coffee Company gives back to the Edmonton community through volunteering and donating to United Way of the Alberta Capital Region.

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Let’s build a better Canada, together

This Canada Day, take the time to reflect on these truths and commit to the reconciliation needed to heal these deep wounds. Together, we can transform Canada into the place that many of us already think it is.

Helping newcomers experience Wahkohtowin

Indigenous people in Edmonton share Wahkohtowin by welcoming newcomers to Canada through sharing culture and community.

United, we can help students succeed

Thanks to the ongoing support of caring members of our community, the All in for Youth network enabled schools to quickly respond to emerging needs when the pandemic hit.

Goodwill volunteers bring sunshine into the dark

Goodwill Industries of Alberta activated a volunteer hub to create care packages for vulnerable people through United Way of the Alberta Capital Region.

Babies That Zoom: Families connect online to develop literacy skills

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Edmonton’s Centre for Family Literacy quickly adapted their programming to reach new families to share the importance of family literacy.