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

News Articles
Free, confidential service helps people impacted by COVID-19 to navigate available community and government supports   Ottawa – Everyone in Canada will soon have access to 211, a free, confidential information navigation service that connects people to critical government and community-based health... more
News Articles
Joint statement – Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada Our experience over the last six months has shown us that COVID-19 does not impact all Canadians equally. Rather, it is those already struggling or on the margins who are bearing the brunt of this... more
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

Upcoming Events

The U of L Dhillon Business Students' Association is once again hosting an unforgettable event that makes a real difference in the community! The traditional Chillin' 4 Charity event challenges you to brave the cold and raise pledges from people who want to see you jump into a pool of icy water.... more
“The United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.”... more