United Way Central Alberta has completed a new strategy on how to more effectively improve lives in the region after pandemic impacts.
After several months of community conversations involving a volunteer-led Community Impact Council and United Way staff, the organization’s new Community Impact Strategy has been completed.
Central Alberta’s population has grown in size since 2017 and the pandemic adversely affected many Central Alberta communities. UWCA believed it was time to learn from the community to determine how UWCA could better assist citizens.
“The guiding force (is)… working towards equity,” said Chelsea O’Donoghue, UWCA Chief Executive Officer. “We are seizing the opportunity to be a better collaborator to help create communities where everyone can thrive and at the same time recognize that everyone needs different things in order to reach their potential.”
With changes to the Income Tax Act, UWCA can now fund more agencies. In the past, smaller nonprofit agencies without registered charity status couldn’t receive UWCA funding. Now, new legislation allows UWCA to fund many more groups supporting individuals in communities across the region.
Granting streams will begin opening March 13. For more information, the new Community Impact Strategy is available on our website caunitedway.ca