Creating opportunities
for a better life
for everyone.

“The kids feel it. They KNOW that somebody cares.”

After-school programs give kids a sense of belonging, a family away from home. Getting homework done, making friends, learning to cook, feeling cared about, knowing your neighbourhood. It’s the small securities that build kid’s confidence and so they can grow up … Continue reading

Inner-city program for children “like a family”

Immigrant brothers thrived with help from United Way-supported drop-in program Mahmoud Sesay likes to be called Junior, after his dad. He came to Canada from war-torn Sierra Leone with his mother and brothers in 2003, when he was just seven. … Continue reading

“When families live in difficult circumstances, there are things our community can do to help.”

Family resource centres across the city help people find their footing when they need help, whether it’s securing work, safety, food or dignity. It’s everyday magic. Donations to United Way help support 23 of these community places. If you’ve ever wondered what difference … Continue reading

Youth Agencies Alliance uses art to get 140 young Winnipeggers thinking about their futures.

The question youth hear from adults all the time is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Why don’t we ever ask, “Who do you want to be?” This year’s Youth Agencies Alliance Annual Art Show, called … Continue reading

Without YOU, Cassandra might have been another drop out.

A single mom defied the statistics and beat the odds because Winnipeggers like you support safer, healthier neighbourhoods through United Way. Continue reading

Helping kids be all that they can be: Art Among Friends.

In the basement of artist Shirley Levacy’s Winnipeg home, the Great Blue Art Studio is abuzz with creative energy and conversation. Led by Shirley’s enthusiastic suggestions, three teens are painting together. Katie is a bright, outgoing girl who has taken art classes with Shirley since she was a … Continue reading