News & Events

UWCA to team up with McDonald’s

Red Deer, Alberta – November 15, 2017 – United Way Central Alberta is pleased to announce the inaugural McDonald’s United Way Day where one dollar ($1.00) from every Big Mac™, Happy Meal™ and Egg McMuffin™ will be donated to United Way. All the money raised by McDonald’s stays in Central Alberta and is invested in helping kids be all they can be. Read more

UWCA teams up with McDonald’s Red Deer for Heart Campaign

Red Deer, Alberta – October 26, 2017 – United Way Central Alberta is pleased to announce the inaugural McDonald’s Red Deer Heart Campaign is underway and continues until the very first McDonald’s United Way Day on November 15th.  Read more.

Saturday is Sockey Night!

United Way Central Alberta is pleased to announce the ninth annual Sockey Night in Red Deer in partnership with the Red Deer Rebels – Saturday, October 21 beginning 7pm at the ENMAX Centrium.  Read more

Dine for United Way!

United Way Central Alberta announces an opportunity to eat, drink and support your community.  Read more.

Friday is Chuck a Puck Night in Red Deer!

Red Deer, Alberta – February 24, 2017 – United Way Central Alberta is excited to announce Chuck-a-Puck night in Red Deer – their new fundraising event, this year presented by TBS Hockey (a Division of TBS Sports), and hosted by the Red Deer Rebels. As a result of the enthusiasm shown by sponsors and the Rebels, United Way looks forward to making this an annual event. Read More.

February 11th is 211 Day

Red Deer, February 10, 2017 – 211 Alberta, the province’s go-to number to connect to community, social and government services, has released its 2016 caller statistics. The numbers show that more than 88,000 calls for non-emergency help were answered by 211 across the province last year. Read More

United Way Celebrates the Possibilities Created in Central Alberta

Red Deer, Alberta – Friday, February 10, 2017 – United Way volunteers and supporters gathered this morning to enjoy a Community Celebration Breakfast. This event – presented by Collins Barrow in partnership with the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Red Deer South – recognizes the support of Central Albertans and celebrates the impact that United Way is making across the region. Read More

Help Starts Here: United Way and 211 Help Residents Navigate the Stress of the Winter Season

RED DEER, November 2, 2016 – The winter months can cause both financial and emotional stress, especially for people living on a low income or coping with a change in their circumstances.  Read More

Saturday is Sockey Night in Red Deer!

Red Deer, Alberta – October 21, 2016 – United Way Central Alberta is pleased to announce the eighth annual Sockey Night in Red Deer in partnership with the Red Deer Rebels – Saturday, October 22 beginning 7pm at the ENMAX Centrium. Read More

UWCA Kicks Off its 51st Campaign

Red Deer, AB – September 15 2016 – United Way Central Alberta kicks off its 51st community fundraising campaign this afternoon to a sea of almost 500 re-clad supporters.  Read more.

211 Phone Service Expands to More Communities in Central Alberta

Red Deer, Alberta – July 26, 2016 — Great news for residents of Red Deer County and the communities of Delburne, Elnora, Bowden, Penhold and Innisfail! read more

United Way Supports Two New Collective Impact Initiatives

Red Deer, Alberta – June 27, 2016 – This month United Way Central Alberta awarded its second round of Collective Impact Legacy grants to Belonging Delburne and the Red Deer High Risk Youth Coalition.  Read More

Enmax and UWCA Offer Box Suite for Final Game of Memorial Cup

You and 11 friends could be enjoying the ENMAX box suite — main floor, centre ice, plus a $500 food and beverage credit – for a mere $99. Read More

Understanding the Struggles of Poverty

Thursday, March 10 2016 – Poverty is real for many individuals and families, but unless you personally experience poverty, it’s difficult to truly understand.  this is why United Way Central Alberta and the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA) are helping the social work students at Red Deer College make the connection between theory and practice.  Read more

February 11, 2016 is National 211 Day.

Friday, Feb 05 2016 – To mark 211 Day, United Way Central Alberta (UWCA) and 211 Alberta are asking Red Deer residents to make the right call if they want or need help.  Read more.

United Way Salutes Central Albertans for Their Heart and Dedication in Support of Community Need.

Thursday, Jan 21 2016 –  United Way volunteers, supporters and staff gathered to celebrate 50 years of generosity in Central Alberta at the annual Touchdown Breakfast, hosted by the Radisson Hotel.  Read more.

Stantec Red Deer donates $37,000 to United Way

Staff dig deep to support Central Alberta

On December 14, Stantec presented the United Way with a cheque for $37,000 to wrap up their 2015 campaign. This donation far exceeded the office goal of raising $15,000.  Read More.

 

UWCA Unveils Gift Catalogue

Central Albertans now have the opportunity to give a thoughtful gift that makes a lasting impact in their community.  United Way Central Alberta (UWCA) has chosen “Giving Tuesday” to unveil its new Gift Catalogue.  Read More

UWCA’s 50th Anniversary Campaign Still Inviting New Contributors

Approaching the end of its 50th Anniversary Community Campaign, UWCA is cautious but optimistic that the campaign will bring in close to what was raised last year.  Read More.

NOVA Chemicals – “Social Heart” Helps Bring the Change to Central Alberta

United Way Central Alberta would like to extend a huge Thank You to NOVA Chemicals’ employees who raised an astounding $709,863 for the 2015 UWCA community campaign, which includes a dollar for dollar corporate match.  Read More

Alberta Health Services Swap and Shop

8:00 am -1:30 pm Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Collins Barrow Centre, Main Foyer.  Read More

It’s Sockey Night in Red Deer!

United Way Central Alberta is pleased to announce the seventh annual Sockey Night in Red Deer, presented by GCS Energy Services Ltd. in partnership with the Red Deer Rebels and Telus.  Read More

UWCA United Way Days Begins.  Time to Eat, Drink and Shop

United Way Central Alberta today announced that it’s time to eat, drink and shop to support your community.  United Way Days is a fun promotion that provides an alternative way for small businesses to participate in the annual fundraising campaign.   Read More.

UWCA Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Campaign

September 10 2015 – United Way Central Alberta kicks off its 50th anniversary community fundraising campaign this afternoon at the Sheraton Hotel to a sea of over 500 red-clad supporters. Read More

United Way Set to Launch 50th Community Fundraising Campaign

September 3 2015 – United Way Central Alberta is gearing up for its 50th Anniversary fundraising campaign thanks to the tremendous community support over the years.  Read More

United Way Announces Additional Support from City of Red Deer to lead the 2015 Campaign

May, 28 2015 – United Way Central Alberta is pleased to announce Red Deer City Councillor, Lynne Mulder and City Manager, Craig Curtis will be leading the 2015 fundraising campaign for the 50th anniversary year.  Read More

United Way Announces $1.9 Million Investment in Central Alberta

May 7, 2015 – United Way Central Alberta gathered at the Parkland Mall to celebrate the impact created by its community investments, and to announce the programs that will receive funding for 2015.  Read More

United Way Central Alberta Announces Community Impact Legacy Fund

Red Deer, Alberta – May 1, 2015 – In celebration of its 50th year of creating positive change in Central Alberta, the United Way announced its new Community Impact Legacy Fund.  Read More

United Way Launches 211 Phone Service In Red Deer. 

211 phone support is a complement to the existing online www.ab.211.ca service, and has been made possible through the generous support of The City of Red Deer, which has committed to funding the program for three years.  Read more.

United Way Campaign Raises $2,304,062!

Thursday, January 22, 2015 – United Way volunteers, supporters and staff gathered this morning for the annual Touchdown Breakfast to announce the most successful Community Campaign ever!  Read more.

United Way Announces Final Leg of Campaign

Thursday, December 18, 2014 — United Way has been busy over the past few months working to raise funds for programs and services that support the Central Alberta community. This is the final month of contacting local businesses and individuals for support.  Read more.

United Way Campaign Encourages More Participation

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 – The United Way campaign is encouraging more people to give back to the community than ever before.  Read more.

United Way Presents Sockey Night in Red Deer

United Way is hosting their sixth annual Sockey Night in Red Deer on November 15, 2014, in partnership with the Red Deer Rebels and Telus, sponsored by Redcore Ltd., Target Safety Services Ltd., Rezone Well Servicing Ltd., Soderquist Appraisals Ltd. and Liquid Force Environmental Ltd.  Read more.

Tickets on Sale for United Way Scotch Classic

September 19, 2014 – A week after United Way announced the start of the annual campaign with a quarter of a million dollars already raised, the United Way Scotch Classic presented by MNP announced ticket sales are now available for the November 20th event.  For more information, click here.

United Way Partners with Scott Kia to Drive Change

August 5, 2014 – United Way is partnering with Red Deer’s Kia dealership for the 2014 Kia Drive Change promotion taking place from July 21st to August 21, 2014 in Red Deer, a $100 of every Kia vehicle sold between these dates goes to United Way.  For more information, click here.

MEGlobal sponsors Loaned Rep for Third Year

July 29, 2014 – United Way Central Alberta is excited to announce that MEGlobal will be sponsoring our 2014 Loaned Representative for a third consecutive year.  For more information, click here.

211 Launches on-line in Central Alberta

June 17, 2014 – United Way of Central Alberta is excited to announce the launch of the on-line 211 service for Central Alberta residents which can be found at www.ab.211.ca. 211 connects residents to a full range of detailed community, social, government and health service information.  For more information, click here.

Poverty Simulation

May 14, 2014 – United Way of Central Alberta and CAPRA (Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance) have partnered to present Central Alberta’s first poverty simulation event. The event was designed to bring awareness to corporate leaders and influencers in the community about the everyday challenges faced by people who live in poverty and low-income situations.  For more information click here

Celebrating Impact!

May 8, 2014 – United Way announced an investment of $1,796,601 across Central Alberta that includes funding to 48 programs.  This is an increase of 6.2% over last year and made possible because of the generous donations through workplace campaigns, private donations, and fundraising events across the region.  For More Information click here

2014 Campaign Co-Chairs Announced

IMG_2297 Our 2014 Campaign Co-Chairs are Lynne Mulder and Dustin Sundby!    Click here to read full media release. _________________________________________________________________________________________

600 superheroes turn  NOVA Chemicals 2014 workplace campaign into another record-breaker!

This year NOVA Chemicals set another record-breaking campaign total of $ 701,246.95, and still growing! Their campaign yielded nearly 600 superheroes participating at various levels including 143 employees and retirees who gave at the $1,000 and up level, another increase over last year’s 131.IMG_0401