WHY UNITED WAY?
We invest in communities.
We are strategic about how and where your dollars are invested, and it’s our job to make sure the money goes where it’s needed most. Whether funding programs that teach conflict resolution skills to a high-risk family, enable a senior to live independently, or help a high school student stay in school, United Way’s impact is local, tangible and meaningful.
United Way gives people in your community the opportunity to reach their potential and improve their quality of life. We bring together business, government, school boards and others to address the root causes of social issues and develop long-term strategies to solve them.
WHO DO WE HELP?
Our United Way serves an area of roughly one quarter of Alberta, from Grande Cache to the NWT border and from Slave Lake to the B.C. border. We focus on ensuring the funding we provide our community partners has significant positive impact in our communities and is based on outcome measures and identified need.
Every year we allocate money to approximately 30 programs. For maximumcommunityimpact we focus on Poverty Reduction, Strong Communities and Successful Kids. We believe that to address those issues in a meaningful way, we wll need to increase our resources.
The United Way is a voluntary organization whose mission is to acquire and coordinate resources to improve the quality of life for people in need.
Value trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity and respect
energize and inspire volunteerism and volunteer leadership
endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action
provide non-partisan leadership
Community Impact is about achieving meaningful, long-term improvements to the quality of life in Canadian communities by addressing not just the symptoms of problems, but also getting at the root causes. It’s about making fundamental changes to community conditions.
Awareness and advocacy are rare elements in creating change. United way has become a trusted voice for our communities to influence and shift public attitudes, policies and systems. It's easy to participate in your community when you feel passionate about a cause and participating is rewarding.
Together we are inspiring people to come together to make a lasting difference in our local communities.
Every day volunteers across the country come together to make a lasting difference in our communities by contributing their time, expertise and talents. Volunteers are critical to our operations and we wouldn't be able to inspire change without you.
Mélanie and her family were living in a substandard apartment. Thanks to a United Way agency, she found a new home and is starting her own business.
Read Melanie's Story Here