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-On May 19, United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta launched a 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 vulnerable Canadians... more
Blog Posts
Daniel and his colleagues work with United Way to help their neighbours. “I think it’s important to give back, but it’s not about how much you give, it’s also about being invested. Every year, the utility company where I work organizes a company-wide United Way campaign that runs across to all our... more
United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta, together with support from local donors, is providing support to community agencies dedicated to keeping the people of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta safe and well during this public health crisis. The General COVID-19 Relief &... more
Blog Posts
  By Dan Clement, President & CEO United Way Centraide Canada   Like many Canadians I have been reacting to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  It is shocking.  Yet, also distressingly familiar.  Not because this happened in the United States but because we have witnessed systemic... more
Blog Posts
When Atiya experienced domestic violence, she had to overcome cultural barriers to seek help. Today, she helps other women. “It’s a challenge to navigate the system as a victim. There are several barriers women in the South Asian community face: the lack of information, the lack of awareness that... more
  Recently, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $9 million through United Way for local organizations that support practical services to Canadian seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.   United Ways across the country have allocated funds in their local communities to support senior-serving... more

Upcoming Events

We regret to share that the 2020 United Way Local Love Golf Classic has been cancelled. Each year, this tournament helps us raise funds to make local issues #UNIGNORABLE. In the wake of COVID-19, community organizations will be relying on United Way funding more than ever to keep up essential... more