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Press Releases
  Winners have been notified, and prizes have been awarded in the third annual #YQL Expressions of Reconciliation Art & Media Contest. “It’s been a challenging year where a lot of events have been modified or cancelled,” said Connolly Tate-Mitchell, marketing and communications coordinator at... more
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Ken was a single dad experiencing tough times, but United Way agencies helped him get back on his feet—and now he pays it forward “I grew up in Canada and was able to take advantage of the opportunity that provided me. I went to school, got a post-secondary education, worked and had a family. I... more
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Above: DBSA Director of Charity Callum Hakin prepares for a slushie to the face in support of the 2020 Chillin' 4 Charity event. Lethbridge- Despite the added challenge of moving the event online, the Dhillon Business Students’ Association is pleased with the outcome of 2020’s Chillin’ 4 Charity... more
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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
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How volunteering helped Samantha gain confidence - and change her community in large and small ways.    “When I first came to Canada, I was super shy. I could not leave the house at all. My English wasn’t very good, and Canada was just completely different from Uganda. I remember our first... more
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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
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When Nuhaa’s family first moved to Canada, it was a difficult adjustment. But a United Way-funded program made it easier.                                                  “I was born in Syria, but when I was four, my family had to leave because it was too dangerous there. So we went to Jordan. I... more
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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
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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