United Way funded programs help people to get back on track by providing critical services such as mental health supports and referral services.

140,029 people helped through United Way investments

40 United Way Funded Programs & Partnerships

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Every funded program reports the impact that programs have on clients. Here are some examples:

  • Decreased levels of stress, anxiety and improved overall mental well being.

  • Improved sense of belonging in the community. Young adults felt included and families felt safer.

  • Increased knowledge of available community resources and comfort with accessing those supports.


How we do it.

United Way invests in our region's success by providing funding where the need is greatest. Our strategy is 100% local, shaped specifically for the Alberta Capital Region and impacts families right here in our community.

Mental Health Supports

United Way invests in programs and initiatives that decrease barriers to community-based mental health supports through community education programs to reduce stigma, as well as short and long-term counselling. 

Domestic Violence Supports

Focused on decreasing wait times and improving timely access to supports for people experiencing abuse or domestic violence, United Way funded programs provide wrap-around approach. 

High Risk Youth Programming

United Way invests in programs that help youth overcome the challenges they face in resisting and avoiding crime and gang involvement through leadership development opportunities that are integrated within schools.

Information and Referral Services

A key component of our investment strategy. Connecting people with the programs and services available in the Alberta Capital Region, in a language they can understand, is often the first step to building healthy and safe communities.

I appreciate the fact that you guys are actually here. Between counselling and the helpline, you guys really saved my life.
— Program participant