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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.

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.