Why United Way

Over 120,000 people live in poverty in our own community.  People struggling with tough issues, many homeless; thousands of families that can’t make ends meet, making choices between paying the rent and feeding the kids; and countless others battling struggles like mental illness, family violence, lack of education and job skills, language barriers, and more.


Together, we will move beyond managing the symptoms and work toward ending poverty. No other organization offers a broader range of solutions, impact and results. The best part? It's 100% local.


Lasting Solutions

Your donation helps deliver 100+ programs that lift people out of poverty and prevent those at risk from falling into it.

Local Impact

Our strategy is 100% local, ensuring that your help impacts families right here in the Alberta Capital Region.

Visible Results

We set clear targets and share the results, showing how your contribution changes lives.

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211 is a 24-hour information and referral line that helps people connect to social, health and government services.