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 2018-2019 year. Proposed programs will align with United Ways vision of alleviating poverty; building healthy, inclusive... more
Press Releases
  For the second year in a row, the United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is counting down the minutes until 11:59pm on December 31 – the last possible minute to make a donation eligible for a 2017 tax receipt. With a goal of $50,000, United Way’s Last Minute Lethbridge campaign runs... more
Press Releases
Event Date:  Monday, October 30, 2017   |   7:00pm Event Location:  Theatre Gallery - Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch [Lethbridge]  Together with the Lethbridge Public Library and the City of Lethbridge Social Housing In Action group, United Way will host a screening of US AND THEM, a... more
Press Releases
Event Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 Event Location: Lethbridge City Hall United Way is preparing to raise the flag and light the lights at Lethbridge City Hall on Thursday, September 28 at 10:00am to kick off the 76th Annual Fundraising Campaign. The organization is inviting donors, volunteers... more
Press Releases
Despite the heat wave southern Alberta has been experiencing, United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is turning its attention to what the winter months will bring. The 2017 Coats for Kids & Families collection will launch on Monday, September 18 and run until Friday, October 20.... more
This Years Tournament Co-Chairs are: Brian Wichers, James Bartsch and Chad Zentner Thank You To Our Sponsors: Title Sponsor: Servus Credit Union Cart Sponsor: Silver Ridge Construction Ltd. Lunch Sponsor: Prime Catering Beverage Cart Sponsor: Lethbridge Firefighters Charities Association Tee Gift... more

Upcoming Events

Hear from Paul Ross, Forensic Partner at KPMG LLP in Calgary, on how to identify and prevent fraud at your organization. Learn about tax benefits of Planned Giving to your organization. Get an update on the new Review Engagement Standards now in place. Date: Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 Time: 9:00-11:... more