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
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
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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
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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
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LETHBRIDGE - Prizes have been awarded to the three winners of the first #YQL Expressions of Reconciliation Art and Media contest. Each of the winners was presented with a cash prize on Friday, December 14 at the Lethbridge Public Library. First Place: “Celebrating Our Differences” by Gabby... more
Event Date: Friday, December 14, 2018   |   10:00am Event Location:  Indigenous Space – Lethbridge Public Library (North Wing, Main Branch) The winners of the first #YQL Expressions of Reconciliation Art & Media contest will be announced on Friday, December 14, at 10:00am. Members of the media... more
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LETHBRIDGE-We all do it sometimes, but this is one time of year where people in Lethbridge are encouraged to embrace what some might consider a personal flaw. It’s a trait that Lethbridge is famously (or infamously) known for – waiting until the last minute to do things. With a goal of $10,000,... more

Upcoming Events

  Thank you for joining us at the 2019 Faith Zentner Memorial Golf Classic in Support of United Way - Tuesday, August 20 at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort. Programs supported by United Way’s Community Fund help thousands of people each year! This Years Tournament Co-Chairs are: Chad Zentner, Diana... more
We're local-loving do-gooders, and we want you to be proud to be one too! You are invited to help us officially open the 2019 United Way Campaign season. September 4, 2019   |   5:00pm Lethbridge City Hall (910 - 4 Ave. S. Lethbridge) Local issues like social isolation and education inequality... more
Strategies for Successful Grantwriting (REPEAT SESSION) Thursday, October 3, 2019   |   9am-2pm at Lethbridge Multicultural Centre (421 - 6 Ave. S.) PLEASE NOTE: This will be a repeat session of the workshop on June 17, 2019. If you have already participated in this workshop, please share the... more