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
The Lethbridge Hurricanes will be kicking off the Playoff series the same way they kicked off the regular season – with a Tailgate Party on Saturday, March 25 from 5-7pm at the Enmax Centre. Once again, Brown’s Social House will be manning the grill, serving up their signature Hollywood Burger for... more
  Rick Mercer Brings his Canada 150th Coast to Coast tour to Lethbridge ENMAX Centre April 29th 2017 at 7:30pm and YOU could win 2 VIP seats from United Way!   Purchase a raffle ticket at United Way for just $25 1277 - 3 Ave. S.   |   Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm Draw Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Only... more
Pictured: Terry Huisman (Business Manager, Lethbridge Hurricanes), Sean Johnson and Presten Sharp-Chrunik (United Way Volunteers), Trudy Carrels (Executive Director, United Way) During the 2016-2017 regular season, nearly $20,000 has been raised for United Way’s Community Fund through the limited... more
Press Releases
Event Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 Event Location: Culver City Room – Lethbridge City Hall Event Format: By-invitation Round Table Session   On Friday, March 10, leaders of social service organizations from Lethbridge and across South Western Alberta will come together to take positive steps to... 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 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

Upcoming Events

In Memory of John Wichers Registration for the 2017 tournament is now open. DOWNLOAD FORMS Over the past three years, the Golf Classic in Memory of John Wichers has raised over $100,000 in support of United Way’s Community Fund and local programs for people and families. Thank you for being part of... more