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5 ways to protect your mental health during a workplace transition

Whether you are returning to an office environment or having others join you in what was a quiet space after this long, it’s natural that this change may take some getting used to.

The Kid Kit empowers families through play

While it may look like a simple care package, The Kid Kit is a powerful tool that helps families build stronger relationships while also guiding their child’s development. In turn, children are better prepared for the social aspects of starting school and can focus on academics. And we know that success in school can help kids stay in school until graduation, which helps to break the cycle of poverty.

Is your communication anti-racist?

We can become more anti-racist by actively reflecting on the language we use, its origins, and how we may be using harmful and racist stereotypes.

Female philanthropists launch Women United in the Alberta Capital Region

 An inclusive international movement of more than 70,000 women and allies, Women United works to support and empower marginalized and vulnerable female-identifying neighbours through mentorship, mental wellness advocacy, and programs provided by United Way’s partner frontline community agencies.   

211 Alberta puts community resources at your fingertips

An initiative of United Way, 211 Alberta works to shine a light on the resources available in every community across the province by connecting individuals to a network of resources that can help – all for free.

A young boy reads through a picture book

Family Literacy Day: Six books to help you talk to kids about poverty

Poverty is a complex problem, even for adults to understand. So, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to trying to explain it to children. This Family Literacy Day, we’re exploring six books to help navigate these tricky chats with young kids, ages 4 to 8, and to nurture empathy and compassion for vulnerable people in our community.

Enriching lives for seniors, with seniors

Thanks in part to support from United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, Sage Seniors Association provides a holistic range of programs and services to local seniors – all aimed at helping them connect with each other, break down barriers, and thrive.

Stress-busting tips to beat burnout

Mental health has been an ongoing concern, even before the pandemic caused social isolation and increased stress at home and work. Burnout can easily happen when we feel overwhelmed.

SCRs Nick Boquiren & Colleen Highet help renovate the Fort Saskatchewan Boys and Girls Club.

SCRs do local good through another virtual fundraising season

Sponsored Campaign Representatives are critical to our campaign success each year, and the impact United Way's work has in the Edmonton region. SCRs come from a variety of backgrounds, work experience, and talents, but they all share the desire to help those living in poverty.

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.