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

Blog Posts
A United Way funded program helped Sylvanna come out of her shell—and paved the way for her to attend university. “I’ve been involved with United Way since before I was officially a member of any organizations, because my dad and all his siblings were members when they were little, too. I think it’... more
  We are pleased to share that as of November 2021, United Way Board Director Crystal Good Rider has been appointed to the First Nations Women’s Council on Economic Security by the Alberta Government’s Minister of Indigenous Relations. The work of this council is to make life safer for Indigenous... more
Press Releases
Above: Ari Gilbert (3rd place winner), Naima Young Pine (1st place winner), Lorali Day Chief (2nd place winner) LETHBRIDGE- The four winners of the fourth annual Expressions of Reconciliation Art & Media Contest are being celebrated for their creativity, passion and consideration for the... more
The Government of Canada recently passed legislation to make September 30 a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta will join the City of Lethbridge, and many organizations and community partners across... more
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
United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta, together with support from local donors, is providing more support to community agencies dedicated to keeping the people of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta safe and well during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The General COVID-19 Relief &... more

Upcoming Events

Support for the Local Love Golf Classic increases United Way's capacity to support essential community programs for poverty reduction, individual and community wellness, and positive child and youth development. Thousands of people are helped by United Way-funded programs each year.