Funding Priorities

Poverty is a far-reaching, complex issue. It is also a lasting one. Once in the cycle of poverty, it is extremely difficult to overcome and can often affect future generations. United Way is committed to ensuring access to immediate support for families and individuals.

The focus of healthy people, strong communities is to engage and mobilize residents to take collective action to improve access to and increase the availability of resources needed to revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods.

Children and youth are the future of our communities. To be successful, independent adults, children and youth need a good start in life, access to early literacy and development programs, positive school experiences during the middle years and to graduate from high school.

News, Blog, Press Releases & Updates

Press Releases
For the second year in a row, United Way’s nominee for the Inspiring Philanthropy Awards has been selected as an honouree. This year, United Way elected to nominate a family which has, for many years, supported the community in a variety of ways:  the Wichers Family, well-known business owners and... more
Press Releases
In order to make sure vulnerable community members are prepared for the cold weather before it actually hits, United Way’s Coats for Kids and Families Collection and the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors’ Toasty Toes Sock Drive are beginning for another year. “In 2015, we were easily... more
Press Releases
For 75 years, United Way’s purpose has been to raise funds to support programs for people and families and this year is no exception. The group took to City Hall on Monday, Sept. 12 to celebrate and raise the United Way flag with help from about 45 guests from business and agency partners. Trudy... more
Thank You To Our Sponsors: Tournament Host: Paradise Canyon Golf Resort Title Sponsor and Putting Contest: Servus Credit Union Cart Sponsor: Silver Ridge Construction Beverage Cart Sponsor: Hass Wealth Advisory Group Lunch Sponsor: Prime Catering Tee Gift Sponsor: The Wichers Family Wine Sponsor:... more
The annual FloorRight Interiors Golf Tournament in support of United Way's Community Fund raised $4,440 to invest in programs and services for people and families in the Lethbridge region. The tournament took place on June 29, 2016 at Land-o-Lakes in Coaldale. United Way thanks the staff at... more
Press Releases
As it begins its 75th year of service to the community, United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta welcomes a new Executive Director who brings a wealth of global and local experience and knowledge to the table.  United Way’s Board of Directors has invited Trudy Carrels to join the United... more

Upcoming Events

Help Portrait is an event dedicated to giving family portraits at no cost to those who could not otherwise obtain them. It's a chance for families to take a holiday photo to share with loved ones, to capture a memory and more. The event is volunteer-driven with photographers, makeup artists,... more