We foster leadership with professional development small grants, and through providing no cost professional development opportunities to agencies across Central Alberta.
We are leaders and partners in championing community solutions by creating new opportunities, leveraging and investing resources and collaborating with others.
To improve lives and build community through engagement and mobilized collective action.
A resilient and caring community where everyone thrives.
Why United Way?
What sets us apart.
We foster leadership
We connect volunteers to agencies
We support Day of Caring. We organize volunteers to accomplish work that needs doing for non-profits. This saves agencies money, and helps workplace volunteers understand how their gifts are being invested in the community.
We participate in community initiatives
We participate in community interest groups aligned with our goals. For example: Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA), Alberta Financial Empowerment Collaboration, Local Immigration Partnership, and 211 provincial steering committee.
We support collaborative efforts
We offer collective impact legacy grants that encourage collaborative efforts to address the root causes of issues affecting our community.
We strengthen understanding of social issue
We host poverty simulations to strengthen understanding of poverty and the challenges faced daily by the working poor.
These unique simulations challenge perceptions as participants experience what it is like to try to get through a month on an income near or below the poverty line.
We are there in times of crisis
When crisis strikes, we quickly mobilize our network to provide support and funds to the agencies in our Community that support our most vulnerable citizens.