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

Updates
TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSURE In response to recommendations from Alberta Health Services to promote physical distancing to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, the United Way office will be closed to the public beginning on March 18 until further notice. All staff will be working from home during... more
Blog Posts
When Jayce's Kids fell behind in reading, a United Way-funded program helped them improve their sills - and their confidence "When I learned that my daughter, Nadine, was reading at a pre-K level in grade 2, it felt like a punch to the gut. I’m a single mother of four kids and had just entered... more
Blog Posts
How United Way supporter Alixandra found a way to share her love of reading with children. “When I think about how I can give back to my community, I try to think of ways I can use my skills. Literacy has been so important in my life, both personally and professionally. Spending time with books is... more
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