United Way Central Alberta

United Way Central Alberta is helping residents of Central Alberta reach more people and creating supports to make lives better.


NightReach is a mobile outreach initiative that operates in Red Deer’s downtown, city parks and river valley areas. A team of two walk the streets and paths 365 evenings a year with backpacks full of harm reduction materials, seasonal clothing, first aid supplies and the occasional food donation. The Nightreach Program provides non-judgmental support and referrals for food, housing, health care, addictions, pregnancy, legal issues, employment, bad dates and counselling to many street involved individuals.

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The 2020 Central Alberta United Way Campaign video builds on the importance of giving, the importance of receiving. The context is COVID 19 and its multiple impacts. We also acknowledge this context in the spirit of reconciliation. This story is on of pride but it also showcases the work that needs to be done. Our community can be healthier, happier and more vibrant. Our responsibility lies with our care for this community and rising to meet the challen

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As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. United Way of Central Alberta is a major funder of the program.