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
United Way agencies helped AJ when he left home as a teen. Now, he’s reconnected with his family, thinking about school, and helping other young people. “I should have been successful, but I wasn’t. When I was nine or 10, I was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). That led to other... more
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE-Following September’s Reconciliation Week in Lethbridge, three local organizations are aiming to keep the discussion going through creative expression. The second annual #YQL Expressions of Reconciliation art and media contest offers local artists of all ages a chance to win one of three... more
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE-Are you ready to get cold for a cause? Join the U of L Management Students' Society for a polar plunge that helps make local issues like social isolation and education inequality #UNIGNORABLE! Monday, October 7, 2019  |  11:00am-3:00pm Dignitaries Foot-Dip at NoonU of L Campus (bus loop... more
Press Releases
Event Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019   |   5:00pm Event Location:   Lethbridge City Hall (910 – 4 Ave. S.  Lethbridge)   LETHBRIDGE - Traditionally, a do-gooder is a well-meaning person with unrealistic ideas of philanthropy, but United Way is looking to take back the word, and turn being a do-... more
Press Releases
Terry Huisman, Business Manager for the Lethbridge Hurricanes (left) presents a cheque in the amount of $26,000+ to, Janelle Marietta-Vasquez, Director Operations for United Way, and United Way raffle volunteers  Harley No-Runner and Terry Eaglespeaker. Photo by Erica Perreaux (@perreauxphoto)... more
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE-United Way is once again inviting registered Canadian charities in Lethbridge and South Western Alberta to apply for funding to support programs for people and families in the 2019-2020 year. Proposed programs will align with United Way’s visions of alleviating poverty; building healthy... more

Upcoming Events

The United Nations has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Contest submissions must incorporate the theme of INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE. The contest is now OPEN for submissions. 1st Prize - $350 (Sponsored by Reconciliation Lethbridge)   |   2nd Prize - $200 (Sponsored by... more