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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
Updates
  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
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE- United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is now accepting funding 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
News Articles
Message from Michael Gottheil, Chief of the Commission and Tribunals, Alberta Human Rights Commission (May 5, 2020) Countering Racism during COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all our lives in many ways. Unfortunately, it has led to an increase in racism and discrimination towards certain... more
Updates
  COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. But it was in the weeks before that public health agencies, social services agencies, municipal governments, and United Way Centraide gathered to see... more
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE- At the end of March, Heaven Hill Brands, owners of Lethbridge’s Black Velvet Distillery announced a total donation of $400,000 across its community partners in the U.S., Ireland, and here in Lethbridge. The United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta will receive $10,000 to... more
Press Releases
LETHBRIDGE- On Thursday, April 9, ATB announced $250,000 in funding for United Ways across Alberta to support their work to address the emerging needs of their communities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of this total gift, United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is receiving $20,000... more
Updates
TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSURE The United Way office will be closed to the public until further notice.All staff will be working from home during this time. Please feel free to contact us by emailing together@lethbridgeunitedway.ca, or reaching out on social media. Our community is stronger when we... more
Blog Posts
When Jayce's Kids fell behind in reading, a United Way-funded program helped them improve their sills - and their confidence "When I learned that my daughter, Nadine, was reading at a pre-K level in grade 2, it felt like a punch to the gut. I’m a single mother of four kids and had just entered... more