Funding Priorities

Poverty is a far-reaching, complex issue, and a lasting one. Once in the cycle of poverty, it is extremely difficult to overcome and can 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 become 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

Blog Posts
Emily struggled at school, but a United Way program helped her get on track. “When I was in grade 11, I had a big falling-out with my family and ended up moving out. After I left my family home, I felt really overwhelmed by having to manage school and life. Just getting to school was a challenge on... more
Blog Posts
Wendy learned the importance of giving back at a young age. Now she helps kids finish high school. “I came home from school one day and my mom was in the kitchen. I looked in the living room and noticed our couch was missing. I looked at my mom and said, ‘What happened to the sofa?’ She said, ‘You... more
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE- On Monday, December 9, United Way gathered at CASA with members of the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Council and the Lethbridge Indigenous Sharing Network – partners in organizing the art & media contest, now in its second year. The contest winners were officially announced,... more
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE-United Way’s Coats for Kids & Families collection has wrapped up for another year, and with 245 coats and 223 other winter accessories donated, the organizers say it was a success. “The goal this year was to increase the number of coats collected,” said program coordinator Connolly... more
Blog Posts
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. “I should have been successful, but I wasn’t. When I was nine or 10, I was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). That led to other... more
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE-Following September’s Reconciliation Week in Lethbridge, three local organizations are aiming to keep the discussion going through creative expression. The second annual #YQL Expressions of Reconciliation art and media contest offers local artists of all ages a chance to win one of three... more