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.




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 maximum
communityimpact 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.

Together, we:

  • Value trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity and respect

  • energize and inspire volunteerism and volunteer leadership

  • endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action

  • provide non-partisan leadership

  • embrace diversity

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.



Jayce’s kids, Nadine and Chase, were falling behind in reading. But a United Way literacy camp changed everything.

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Rose overcame mental health struggles with the help of a United Way tutoring program

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When Nuhaa’s family first moved to Canada, it was a difficult adjustment. But a United Way program made it easier.


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Travis went from experiencing homelessness to studying at university. Now, he’s helping others get their lives on track

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United Way agencies helped AJ when he left home as a teen. Now, he’s reconnected with his family, thinking about school, and helping other young people

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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.


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When Atiya experienced domestic violence, she had to overcome cultural barriers to seek help. Today, she helps other women.

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A drop-in centre helped Mike find stable housing—and a community too

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A United Way agency helped Gisèle find support for herself after her daughter’s mental illness diagnosis.


Read Gisele's Story Here

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