Why United Way?

We invest in communities.

We are strategic about how and where your dollars are invested, and it’s our job to make sure the money goes where it’s needed most. Whether funding programs that teach conflict resolution skills to a high-risk family, enable a senior to live independently, or help a high school student stay in school, United Way’s impact is local, tangible and meaningful.

United Way gives people in your community the opportunity to reach their potential and improve their quality of life. We bring together business, government, school boards and others to address the root causes of social issues and develop long-term strategies to solve them.

Our mission.

The United Way is a voluntary organization whose mission is to acquire and coordinate resources to improve the quality of life for people in need.

Together, we:

    • Value trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity and respect
    • energize and inspire volunteerism and volunteer leadership
    • endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action
    • provide non-partisan leadership
    • embrace diversity

Community Impact is about achieving meaningful, long-term improvements to the quality of life in Canadian communities by addressing not just the symptoms of problems, but also getting at the root causes. It’s about making fundamental changes to community conditions.

Leadership & Staff

Our volunteer Board of Directors determines United Way's direction and is responsible for financial decisions and performance.


The Campaign Cabinet helps develop campaign plans and strategies for our annual workplace campaign. Made up of business and community leaders from all sectors, these volunteers lend their unique business expertise and ensure we're meeting the needs of our workplace donors.

Our staff are committed to our organization and our community. Staff members carry out the vision of our Board and Campaign Cabinet and are the stewards of the funds we receive from donors for investments in the community.

Board of Directors

Dean Hunt

Chair
Senior Financial Planner, Investors Group

Jeff Finkle

Vice Chair
Manager, Real Estate and Construction - RBC

Brenda Thompson

Secretary Treasurer
CPA, McNabb Lucuk LLP

Sheldon Rowe

Past Chair
Superintendant, Peace Wapiti School Division

Peter Meyerhoffer

Director
Daily Herald Tribune

Patrick Davidson

Director
Manager, Costco

Jane Manning

Director
Premium Volunteer

Warren Toews

Director
Owner, Alliance Disposal

Gail Ungstad

Director
Program Analyst, Human Services, Government of Alberta

Vikram Minhas

Director

Chuk I. Dmiri

Director

Ellen Bowles

Director

Office Staff

Jamie Craig

Executive Director

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Jessica Pinette

Fundraising and Business Development Officer

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Rebekah Keyes

Administrator and Fundraising Coordinator

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Anita Mallick

Database Administrator

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Campaign Cabinet members

Ron Prochner

United Way Alberta Northwest is looking for a Campaign Cabinet for the 2017 Campaign which launches on September 10th. What we're looking for in a Campaign Cabinet is a collection of bright minds and big hearts. United Way’s Campaign Cabinet is the driving force behind our annual fundraising campaign. The Cabinet calls all corners of Alberta Northwest. We're looking for business owners and individuals that leave a mark on our community that's nothing short of extraordinary. The Campaign runs 10 weeks and in that time the Campaign Cabinet works alongside United Way staff to build relationships with local workplaces, donors and community members. Whether you’re looking to meet new people, learn new skills or show your commitment to the community, donating your time and talent is a great way to fulfil your personal goals—while improving the lives of people across our region.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our volunteer opportunities, please contact our Communications Specialist at communications@unitedwayabnw.org. or Call 780-532-1105