We work closely with our partners to develop programs that have an incredible impact.
Financial Pathways Collaborative
An unprecedented eight financial institutions and three community based partners have launched a new collaborative focused on helping community members living in low income build money management skills and effective budgeting practices, as well as help them gain access to available government benefits and subsidies.
Financial sector partners include: ATB Financial, BMO, Canadian Western Bank, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank, Servus Credit Union and TD Bank. Community partners include: United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, City of Edmonton and E4C.
Labour and United Way of the Alberta Capital Region share the goal of making the community a healthy place to live, work and raise a family. Our partnership was formalized in 1978, when the United Way signed an agreement with the Edmonton and District Labour Council to have a Labour Coordinator on staff working for and with organized labour. Today that partnership is reflected in the Labour Participation Committee, the Labour Community Advocate program, and a tradition of activity by unionist volunteers that contributes to the United Way’s success.
Donate-a-Ride is a fundraising program designed to provide transit tickets to Edmontonians in need. Funds raised go to purchase tickets which are distributed via local social service agencies to clients most in need.
Donate-a-Ride tickets help low-income individuals and families with basic transportation to get to the employment, educational and social services they need to improve their lives.
The United Way handles all financial transactions and accounting for the program, including issue of tax receipts for donors.