Local Love in a Global Crisis

United Way Central Alberta has been responding to Central Alberta’s most pressing needs for over 55 years. When COVID-19 hit, the scope and scale of the issues exploded. We addressed this challenge in three ways:

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Emergency Response

At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, United Way Central Alberta has raised through its Community Response Fund, allocated New Horizons for Seniors and Emergency Community Support Funds provided by the Government of Canada over $1.5 million to more than 60 programs throughout Central Alberta.

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Flexible Supports

In addition to response funding, United Way Central Alberta recognized that the programs supported by our regular funding would look different. With this in mind we allowed our partner agencies to use core funding to address emergent needs caused by the pandemic.

Additionally working with our corporate partners we were able to procure and distribute over $100,000 worth of PPE to almost 100 agencies all over Central Alberta.

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As a long time 211 supporter and a member of its Provincial Leadership Committee, United Way Central Alberta was able to work provide up to date resource listings in the rapidly changing environment resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.

United Way Central Alberta also created and distributed an ongoing newsletter to agencies in Central Alberta that compiled a listing of available resources and funding opportunities in one location.

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We are in this together

Together we can keep our community strong.

As the COVID-19 crisis has progressed the generosity of the community and the resiliency of the agencies that serve our most vulnerable citizens is inspiring. While there is end in site with positive vaccine news, we know the impacts will be felt for months and years to come. You can help ensure that these agencies get the support they need to continue providing their valuable services. Together we can keep our community strong.

Your Support Provided

Basic Needs

Ensure people have access to life’s essentials, such as food.

Social Isolation

Ensure that while vulnerable people are isolated, they are also supported.


Ensure that community partners can continue to do their vital local work.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Funding

Through the COVID-19 crises United Way Central Alberta has provided over $1.5 Million Dollars in emergency response funding to agencies in Central Alberta through three programs the Community Response Fund, New Horizons for Seniors funded by the Government of Canada and Emergency Community Support Funding funded by the Government of Canada.