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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.