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

Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE-Following September’s Reconciliation Week in Lethbridge, three local organizations are aiming to keep the discussion going through creative expression. The #YQL Expressions of Reconciliation art and media contest offers local artists of all ages a chance to win one of three cash prizes.... more
Press Releases
Dates: Sept. 19 – Oct. 19 Donation Locations: United Way office, Lethbridge TD Canada Trust branches, Lethbridge ATB Financial branches   LETHBRIDGE- Each year, coats and winter wear donated to United Way’s Coats for Kids & Families program help hundreds of people to be prepared for the cold.... more
News Articles
Media Release – Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Southern Alberta Chapter is pleased to announce the following 2018 “Inspiring Philanthropy Award” honourees: Small Business – Cox Financial Group (Nominated by: University of Lethbridge Pronghorn Athletics)... more
News Articles
City of Lethbridge and United Way partnership provides local non-profits with access to grant-writing expertise Lethbridge, AB – Non-profit organizations in Lethbridge are getting a hand to enable them to better compete for grant funding, thanks to a new partnership between the City of Lethbridge... more
Press Releases
Pictured L to R: Terry Huisman (Business Manager, Lethbridge Hurricanes), Vance Malchow, Darren Malchow (friends of United Way), Janelle Marietta-Vasquez (Director of Development & Operations, United Way)   Lethbridge Hurricanes fans may only spend a few dollars on a raffle ticket at each home... more
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 2018-2019 year. Proposed programs will align with United Ways vision of alleviating poverty; building healthy, inclusive... more

Upcoming Events

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Oct
2018
On October 19, 2018, we want Lethbridge to be louder, better and REDDER than ever before! Paint the Town Red and visit these participating businesses on October 19. Look for special products, services or menu items that include a donation to United Way and help support essential, local programs... more
22
Oct
2018
We're teaming up with the U of L Management Students Society to host an unforgettable event that makes a real difference in the community! Chillin' for Charity challenges YOU to brave the cold and raise pledges from people who want to see you jump into a pool of icy water. All funds raised support... more
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Nov
2018
What does RECONCILIATION look, sound or feel like for our community? Submit your creative expression for a chance to win a cash prize! 1st Prize - $350 (Sponsored by Reconciliation Lethbridge)   |   2nd Prize - $200 (Sponsored by United Way)   |   3rd Prize - $150 (Sponsored by L.I.S.N.) Submission... more