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-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
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE-A new fund is emerging to help south western Albertans tackle issues related to systemic racism and discrimination. The Unification Project Fund officially launches today, in support of local programs, education and action on the subject. Evan Wardley, a former Pronghorns hockey player... more
Press Releases
Lethbridge- On October 5, 2020, United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta launched a second call for applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). The fund provides financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support... more

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