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
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
Press Releases
In Memory of John Wichers Registration for the 2016 tournament is now open. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Golf Classic in Memory of John Wichers and also United Way's 75th year of service to Lethbridge & South Western Alberta. It's a big year and we are excited about all the... more
News Articles
May 12, 2016 Alberta government delivers on its promise to strengthen consumer protection and create fair rules for payday lending. If passed, An Act to End Predatory Lending will bring substantive changes to the payday lending industry, including the country’s lowest borrowing rates... Read... more
Press Releases
With the knowledge that evacuees from Fort McMurray are spread across the province, there has been no shortage of people stepping forward to meet the immediate needs of food, clothing and shelter. Following the fire, the need will be no less great. The United Way of Fort McMurray has launched a... more
Blog Posts
This year, we’re turning 75. To mark the occasion, we decided to go out in the community and ask what you hope to accomplish by the time you are 75. Being part of the celebration is simple! All you have to do is download our PDF below and fill in the blanks. You can be as broad or as specific as... more
News Articles
As published Feb. 24 J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD   Some local hockey players were serving up meals for a good cause in a way that gives all new meaning to the term “saucer pass.” On Monday night, members of the Lethbridge Hurricanes took part in the annual Tip a Cane fundraiser at Mr. Mike’s... more

Upcoming Events

23
Jul
2016
On July 23, United Way will be joining Lethbridge Family Services and friends at the Fun City Sliders event to host a Duck Race! 600 Rubber ducks will be sent down a 1,000 foot waterslide with cash prizes awarded for the first 4 ducks across the finish line in each of two races. Buy a duck for just... more
26
Jul
2016
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Members (the “Meeting”) of United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta will take place in the Culver City Room at Lethbridge City Hall on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:00am for the following purposes: • To give a report of its... more
23
Aug
2016
In Memory of John Wichers Registration for the 2016 tournament is now open. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Golf Classic in Memory of John Wichers and also United Way's 75th year of service to Lethbridge & South Western Alberta. It's a big year and we are excited about all the... more