We are leaders and partners in championing community solutions by creating new opportunities, leveraging and investing resources and collaborating with others.

The result is positive impact for thousands of individuals and families, and a healthier and stronger community for everyone.​

Our MISSION

To improve lives and build community through engagement and mobilized collective action.

Our vision

A resilient and caring community where everyone thrives.

WHY UNITED WAY?

WHAT SETS US APART

We promote efficiency with Captial and Equipment small grants. 8 grants were given in 2017.

We foster leadership with professional development small grants. 9 grants were awarded in 2017.

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 interest groups aligned with our goals. For example: Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA), Alberta Asset Building Collaboration, Welcome & Inclusive Communities, Volunteer Managers Network, Red Deer Early Years Coalition, and more. 

We offer collective impact legacy grants that encourage collaborative efforts to address the root causes of issues affecting our community.

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.

Behind every changed life is somebody who made it happen.

None of the work we do would be possible without the generosity of our donors. Our Reports show you how your donations go directly to our communities.

MEET THE TEAM

BRETT SPEIGHT

CEO

WENDY MADDEN

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

LORI JACK

COMMUNITY IMPACT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

AMY STIKSMA

FINANCE MANAGER

CHRISTINE CURTIS

COMMUNITY IMPACT COORDINATOR

VIJAYA NOORITHAYA

FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR

FARREN MATHER

MARKETING COORDINATOR

LESIA REIMER

DATABASE CLERK (MAT LEAVE)

MARIE ISAMAN

DATABASE CLERK (TEMP)

OUR

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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