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for a better life
for everyone.

Kevin’s Story

After complications from spinal surgery left him paralyzed from the waist down, Kevin didn’t know what to do or where to turn. Founded by veterans returning to Winnipeg from the war, the Canadian Paraplegic Association was there for him when he needed it most. Watch Kevin’s story now. Continue reading

“Sometimes kids need somebody.”

Caitlynn found a future at a United Way supported after-school program at YMCA-YWCA. Here she tells her story in her own words. Have you ever had trouble with kids in your neighbourhood? Something innocent like a knocked over garbage can … Continue reading

“So much has changed for us because of one program.”

Lani and her family moved from poverty to possibility with the help of a United Way-supported community resource centre and asset-building program. Here’s her story in her own words. When Mike and I first met, I was in the middle … Continue reading

“You never know what life is going to throw at you.”

Bill, a stroke survivor who’s made a great recovery with the help of United Way agency partner Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba, shares his experience in his own words. “What was the last thing you said to your husband? Your … Continue reading

A gift of hope

Hello. My name is Elsa Garcia. I am 27 years old and I live in the Brooklands community with my partner and our two children Olivia, 7 and Diego, 5. I wanted to write to let you know how important United Way programs and supports have been to me and my family. Continue reading

A place to turn

“It was Christmas 2008. My husband Chris had been complaining of a really sore leg and it wasn’t getting any better.” Continue reading