United Way focuses on the areas that need change the most.
With the increasing effects of social challenges – and the financial and human costs that come along with it – we know that not just one organization, or even government, can manage it alone. It takes our entire community.
United Way brings together organizations, businesses, governments, community members and more than 50 partners in the social services sector who care about the issues we face in the Alberta Capital Region. Together, we represent one of the most critical and extensive collaborative approaches for change.
No other community organization does this. This collective approach, and the scope of work we do together, is what makes United Way unique.
Each and every contribution from our supporters becomes part of a major community building effort that delivers a wide range of community impact programs and initiatives, targeting some of the most difficult and complex issues.
Creating opportunities to change lives in our community.
Through continuous research, and a deep understanding of community challenges, we know the best opportunities to change lives and social conditions rest in three focus areas.
EDUCATION - ALL THAT KIDS CAN BE
From the early years to high school completion, we’re supporting the full path of development to
help children and youth achieve their potential.
Focus includes: Early learning, literacy, mentoring, school lunches and school supplies.
INCOME - FROM POVERTY TO POSSIBILITY
We’re helping community members who have low income and those experiencing homelessness to gain
financial stability and independence.
Focus includes: Emergency shelters, food security, housing, financial literacy, skills training and job placement.
WELLNESS - HEALTHY PEOPLE, STRONG COMMUNITIES
In working for the overall well-being of community members, we’re building the positive environments and social capacity for caring, safe neighbourhoods.
Focus includes: Community policing partnerships, neighbourhood development, family counselling, and support to overcome mental illness and addictions.