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- For the fourth year, local artists of all ages and abilities are being invited to get creative for a chance to win a cash prize in the #YQL Expressions of Reconciliation Art & Media Contest. The contest, a collaboration between United Way, the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory... more
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE-In 2021 the local United Way is celebrating a milestone anniversary. The south western Alberta branch of the organization has been serving Lethbridge and the surrounding area for 80 years. To celebrate, they’ll be raising the United Way flag at Lethbridge City Hall on Monday, September... more
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE-The province may be moving towards the final stages of its re-opening plan, but that doesn’t mean the pandemic is altogether over. United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is re-opening a stream of funding and will distribute approximately $80,000.00 to charity organizations... more
Press Releases
412 Chromebooks distributed to 23 Alberta schools in partnership with United Ways LETHBRIDGE-When the pandemic hit and schools in Alberta went virtual, it was a challenge for many families. For some, it meant siblings living under the same roof sharing computers so they could attend their classes.... more
Blog Posts
February 11th is 211 Day across North America! This year, for the first time, anyone living anywhere in Canada can pick up the phone and dial 2-1-1 to reach a Service Navigator for information on community-based health, social and government services in or near their community. The service is free... more
Press Releases
Above: The United Way office in downtown Lethbridge was temporarily transformed into a PPE distribution centre, supplying items to over 60 charities and nonprofits in the region. LETHBRIDGE-The United Way office in downtown Lethbridge has been a hot spot over the last few weeks since it was... more

Upcoming Events

The theme of Reconciliation Week 2021 in the City of Lethbridge is "Voice & Representation." Contest submissions must incorporate the theme of: VOICE AND REPRESENTATION   1st Prize - $350 2nd Prize - $200 3rd Prize - $150 People's Choice - $100 Public Viewing Space - Provided by The Gallery at... more
The 80th Annual United Way Campaign Kicks off on September 13! For 80 years, United Way has worked to raise funds in support of essential community programs at local organizations. Together, we are addressing #UNIGNORABLE issues like hunger, social isolation, and education inequality. And we're... more