The United Way of Fort McMurray believes in Community Impact, a movement towards creating meaningful, long-term improvements to the quality of life in Wood Buffalo. Our goal is to improve lives through education, social innovation, and by engaging our community, giving our agencies the tools to succeed.
Our vision of Fort McMurray being a community where it is possible and easier to solve issues involves a strong network of social profit (nonprofit) organizations, engaged leaders, and people committed to change.
We operate out of a shared social profit space called The Redpoll Centre, organize an annual fundraising campaign, and collaborate with multiple stakeholders to increase capacity in the sector and in the region.
The funds we raise in our annual fundraising campaign are invested back into the community in four areas:
- Strong Communities
- All That Kids Can Be
- From Poverty to Possibility
- Capacity Building
Currently we fund over 70 programs and services in our community that are offered by 26 local social profit agencies.