Community Investment Areas

United Way Alberta Northwest partners with all areas of the community to address root causes of social issues and have the greatest impact. Learn more about our three focus areas – poverty, kids, and communities:

From Poverty to Possibility

Without the basic necessities, life becomes a struggle to survive. We invest in programs and initiatives that get homeless youth off the streets for good, help the under-employed or unemployed find jobs that match their skills, and give those who are struggling employment opportunities and a sense of belonging to their community.

All That Kids Can Be

Due to circumstances beyond their control, many kids need help to develop the skills to succeed in school and life. We support programs that ensure children are ready to learn. We invest in programs and initiatives like homework clubs, summer camps, and after-school programs that allow at-risk kids to grow and succeed.

Healthy People, Strong Communities

Seniors, people living in poverty, and those facing mental health issues may not always get the help they need to live happy, healthy lives. We invest in programs and initiatives that lead to healthier people and stronger communities.

Our Community Partners

Through research, consultation, and analysis we’re able to identify where our community needs the most help and where our investments will show the greatest results.

Funding is provided to our carefully selected Community Partners (agencies or programs that receive funding on an ongoing basis), as well as many other Canadian registered charities.

All agencies receiving funds from United Way must meet stringent criteria to ensure your gift is directed to the priority needs in your community.