Community Impact

United Way is working to create communities where everyone has the resources, opportunities and support they need to thrive.

Our Commitment to Reconciliation & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are committed to creating spaces where diversity is celebrated, inclusion is evident, and everyone can reach their potential.

Equity is at the heart of this Community Impact Strategy. We recognize that improving the lives of everyone in the communities we serve means intentionally removing barriers for those most harmed by them. This includes addressing the beliefs, attitudes, systems, policies, and practices that privilege some and marginalize others. We understand that addressing equity is about deliberate systemic change within UWCA.

We are committed to reconciliation and building stronger relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples on these lands to ensure we contribute to meaningful lasting prosperity. It also means working in closer partnership with the people and communities that our work is intended to benefit. We are looking at our internal attitudes and systems, including actively working to increase representation in decision-making, to ensure this work is done thoughtfully.

Who we fund:

2023-2026 multi-year funded agencies

Catholic Social Services

Central Alberta Safe Harbour Society for Health and Housing

Family Services Central Alberta

Greenwood Neighbourhood Place Society

Ponoka Youth Centre

Red Deer Meals on Wheels

Shalom Counselling Centre of Alberta

Shining Mountains Community Living Services

Town of Drumheller FCSS Outreach Program

Town of Drumheller FCSS Youth Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lacombe

Big Brothers Big Sisters Red Deer

Boys and Girls Club Olds & Area

Boys and Girls Club Olds & Area

Current project funded agencies

Dress for Success Central Alberta

African Caribbean Centre of Central Alberta

Red Deer Public Schools

Rock Soup Greenhouse and Food Bank

Drumheller FCSS

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Our strategies to improve lives

Basic Needs

We are addressing the barriers that prevent people from meeting their basic needs in Central Alberta.

Mental Health

Building skills and strengthening relationships for a better future.

Brighter Futures

We focus on strategies that help people in their time of need and in a manner that meets their uniqueness.