United Way brings together social agencies, schools, organizations, and governments to make a meaningful difference in the community through local programs and services that empower people to improve their lives. By working together, we create lasting change and build a stronger, more vibrant community for everyone.
When you support United Way, you are an important part of a movement with others who share your social purpose and want the best for our community. Your contribution to United Way stays 100% local, providing life-changing support to individuals and families within the Edmonton region.
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United Way is a network of more than 75 local United Way offices. Since 1941, we’ve worked in the Alberta Capital Region for the betterment of all.
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Join our movement of changemakers in creating a community where everyone can thrive, ensuring that no one is left behind.
Right now in our community, individuals and families are grappling with a range of complex social and economic challenges. As a result, more and more are slipping through the cracks and in urgent need of resources and support.
In Alberta, 50% of adults will experience a mental health challenge by the time they are 40 years old.
In Canada, high school dropout rates increase from 5-14% to as high as 50% or more in low-income communities.
In Canada, 1 in 20 families are experiencing poverty and for racialized families this number is 1 in 5.
By focusing on strengthening mental health, creating equitable opportunities for education, and empowering financial security, we are building the foundation of a strong community that can tackle any challenge.
By supporting programs that offer essential mental health services to our community members, you can help ensure everyone has timely access to the resources they need to thrive mentally, emotionally, and socially.
By supporting programs that help bridge the gaps that make it harder for families to access education, you can empower students and their families to make generational change and build stronger and more stable futures.
By supporting programs that break down barriers preventing equity-deserving individuals from reaching financial stability, you can help create a future where everyone has the knowledge and confidence to achieve their goals.
By developing game-changing and collaborative solutions, we unite to address social challenges head-on. We make the most of your resources by fostering collaboration and amplifying our impact. Your contributions go farther and wider, making a direct impact right here in our community.
When you give to United Way, you join a movement of passionate changemakers who are dedicated to making our community a better place. Your generous contributions have a direct and transformative effect on your neighbours, making a tangible impact right here in the Alberta Capital Region. Donate below!
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Alicia and Ace access Norwood Centre’s Parent Respite, a United Way-funded program that provides drop-in childcare and family support workers. Now, Alicia can go to school for nursing while her son gets quality early-childhood education.
Vanessa was homeless and numbed her feelings of guilt and shame with drugs and alcohol. When Child Welfare told her she couldn’t live with her son due to her addiction, she decided to reach out for help.
Nevaeh discovered a love of cooking through the United Way-funded Community Kitchen Program delivered by the Alberta Parenting for the Future Association. But she also found a place where she could thrive, in turn building her confidence and resilience.
We drive change by crafting solutions through collaboration and understanding. United Way’s collaborative and responsive approach means we can understand and address the immediate needs in our community, while also tackling systemic barriers to bring about generational change.
Our approach to philanthropy emphasizes connection, intention, and collective action. From workplace fundraising campaigns, fostering relationships with donors, and collaborating with passionate leaders, you’re part of a movement of people who share your passion for making a difference.
Volunteers are the backbone of our efforts. Whether it’s leading workplace campaigns, sharing your story as an impact speaker, or shaping our community as a cabinet member, volunteers are instrumental in United Way’s work.
United Way’s deep understanding of social issues offers critical insights and valuable advice to key decisionmakers, leading to lasting and positive change. By developing game-changing and collaborative solutions, we can unite to address social challenges head-on.