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
United Way is once again inviting human service organizations in Lethbridge and South Western Alberta to apply for funding to support programs for people and families in the 2017-2018 year. Proposed programs will align with United Ways vision of alleviating poverty; building healthy, inclusive... more
  Many thanks to those who were able to attend the KPMG LLP Seminar for Nonprofits on Tuesday morning at the Lodge. Please use the links below to download the slides and appendix used during the presentation. Please feel free to share them at your organization with anyone who was not able to... more
News Articles
  Event Date: Monday, January 16, 2017   |   5-7pm Event Location: Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual    |   2375 Mayor Magrath Drive S. On Monday, January 16 from 5-7pm, all your favourite players from the Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey team will be serving up drinks, appies and dinner at Mr. Mike’s... more
News Articles
Pictured left to right: Trudy Carrels (executive director, United Way), Chris Murray (owner, Murray Chevrolet Cadillac), Chad Zentner (United Way board of directors), Joan Firestone (Murray Chevrolet Cadillac), Danielle Minor (Murray Chevrolet Cadillac), 'Femi Aiyegbusi (United Way board of... more
Press Releases
Pictured left to right: Russel Jensen (Scotiabank), Trudy Carrels (United Way), Maureen Burke (United Way Board Chair) Scotiabank is taking advantage of the holiday season to spread some cheer that will last into 2017. Downtown branch manager, Russel Jensen presented United Way’s Trudy Carrels with... more
Press Releases
  The United Way of Lethbridge and South Western Alberta will wrap up their 2016 campaign season with a last-minute campaign and a bold goal – to ask 750 people to donate $75 per person to raise more than $50,000 by the end of December, just 17 days from today (Wednesday, December 14, 2016). “... more