This week, United Way Central Alberta announced over $1 million in funding from the Government of Canada’s Community Service Recovery Fund to support 22 projects in central Alberta.  

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million to help community service organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) adapt, modernize, and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility, and sustainability of the community services that they provide though the pandemic recovery and beyond. 

“United Way Central Alberta is proud to have worked with the Government of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada as part of the Community Services Recovery Fund,” said United Way Central Alberta CEO, Chelsea O’Donoghue. 

The following projects are being supported within Central Alberta:  

  • $63,000 was invested to fund Bashaw and District Support Services Association towards a regional wellness initiative;  
  • $59,609 was invested to fund Boys and Girls Club of Olds and Area towards a Youth and Parental Supports Pilot Project;  
  • $75,704 was invested to fund Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer towards program service innovation;  
  • $52,000 was invested to fund Camrose Adult Learning Council towards Immersive Technologies;  
  • $62,552 was invested to fund Camrose Association for Community Living towards Next Level Wellness;  
  • $36,286 was invested to fund Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta East Central Region 2000 towards Recovery College technology;  
  • $9,621 was invested to fund Carstairs Public Library towards permanent adaptions;  
  • $89,638 was invested to fund Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association to transform program delivery;  
  • $41,320 was invested to fund Drumheller Community Learning Society towards Empowering Youth;  
  • $47,000 was invested to fund Family Violence Action Society: Camrose and District towards infrastructure design;  
  • $14,000 was invested to fund Friends to the Drayton Valley Library Society towards a children, family, and youth space;  
  • $9,036 was invested to fund Mary C Moore Public Library towards Kinsmen Program Room Makerspace; 
  • $76,230 was invested to fund Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter Association towards West Central Community Connections;  
  • $16,135 was invested to fund Ponoka Youth Centre towards mental health support;  
  • $9,714 was invested to fund Red Deer Public Library towards their Youth and Literacy Program;  
  • $98,112 was invested to fund Rocky Primary Counselling Centre of Alberta towards mental health;  
  • $98,083 was invested to fund Shalom Counselling Centre of Alberta towards healthy families;  
  • $21,296 was invested to fund Stettler Community Support Centre towards community outreach; 
  • $81,600 was invested to fund Stettler Information and Referral Centre towards Stettler Circle of Services innovation and expansion;  
  • $10,757 was invested to fund The Lord’s Food Bank towards hot meal program revitalization;  
  • $40,337 was invested to fund Ubuntu-Mobilizing Central Alberta towards Collective Alberta-Project; and 
  • $85,970 Was invested to fund Wetaskiwin & District Association for Community Services towards re-building community and personal engagement 

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