• Community Partners
  • John Howard Society
  • County FCSS – United Way Emergency Funds
  • GPPSD Education Foundation
  • Camp Tamarack
  • Catholic Family Services of Grande Prairie
  • The Centre for Creative Arts
  • CNIB
  • HIV North society
  • P.A.C.E
  • Parkinson Alberta and Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Seniors Outreach
  • Spinal Cord Injury Association
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Coalition for FAR Northwest Alberta Brighter Futures Society
  • Cool Aid Society - Hillside Center
  • Cool Aid Society - Southside Center
  • GP and District Grief Support Association (Circle of Life)
  • IGNITE Fairview NPYSA
  • KidSport Grande Prairie
  • Society for Support to Pregnant & Parenting Teens
  • Stepping Stones Day Care Society
  • YMCA
  • 124 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squad (Peace River)
  • Grande Prairie Schools Snack Program
  • Meals on Wheels
  • GPPSD Education Foundation
  • Manning Food Bank
  • Smoky River FCSS
  • Peace River Community Soup Kitchen

Our Community Partners

Through research, consultation, and analysis we’re able to identify where our community needs the most help and where our investments will show the greatest results.

Funding is provided to our carefully selected Community Partners (agencies or programs that receive funding on an ongoing basis), as well as many other Canadian registered charities.

All agencies receiving funds from United Way must meet stringent criteria to ensure your gift is directed to the priority needs in your community.

 

Healthy People Strong Communities

  • + Camp Tamarack

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    CAMP TAMARACK
    Box 1333, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 4Z1

    Camp Tamarack strives to provide an inclusive and barrier free outdoor camping experience through accessible, fun-filled and innovative programs. Our safe and positive environment nurtures personal and social growth by allowing individuals to connect to nature and develop physically, socially, spiritually and emotionally. Through this we hope to enhance the quality of life of all participants and create positive opportunities to discover one’s potential.

    2018 Allocation: $17,000
    Phone: 780-538-4694
    Email:info@camptamarack.ca
    Go to Website

  • + Catholic Family Services Society of Grande Prairie

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    Catholic Family Services of Grande Prairie
    10105 - 102 Street  Grande Prairie, AB   T8V 2V8

    Catholic Family Services was founded after an in-depth stufy of family counselling services revealed a definite need for affordable, professional family and marriage counselling. 
    Our mandate is to promote healthy families through eduction and support as well as to provide counselling for individuals and families experiencing problems in living.

    Our agency's purpose is to provide:
          the highest quality professional counselling;
          educational workshops to assist in prevention rather than crisis intervention;
          support to children and families.

    2018 Allocation: $22,000
    Phone: 780-532-09381
    Email: admin@cfsgp.ca
    Go to Website

  • + Centre for Creative Arts

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    The Centre for Creative Arts
    9904- 101 ave, Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 0X8

    The Healing Arts Program Initiative is designed to enrich the lives of local community members that face a variety of barriers. Through art instruction, discussion, studio time and exhibition opportunity, H.A.P.I. allows individuals and groups a chance to express themselves, build self esteem, find hidden talents and experience a sense of positive accomplishment. The program was initiated through a partnership with the Centre for Creative Arts and the John Howard Re-Integration Program. 

    2018 Allocation: $12,000
    Phone: 780-814-6080
    Email: info@creativecentre.ca
    Go to Website

  • + CNIB - Children and Youth program

    CNIB

    CNIB
    9804 100 Avenue 
    #229  Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0T8

    The CNIB serves anyone who is experiencing vision loss, through public education, counseling, and a variety of rehabilitation programs.

    2018 Allocation: $13,000
    Phone: 780-539-4719
    Email: Lynette.Vetsch@vlrehab.ca
    Go to Website

  • + CNIB Peer Support

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    CNIB Peer Support
    9804 100 Avenue 
    #229  Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0T8

    Understanding, support, and advice when you need it most 
    It's not unusual to feel depressed, angry or alone when you experience a loss of vision, and there will probably be times when you wish you had someone to help you work through these feelings. If you're struggling to overcome the emotional challenges of vision loss, we're here for you.

    2018 Allocation: $2,000
    Phone: 780-539-4719
    Email: Lynette.Vetsch@vlrehab.ca
    Go to Website

  • + HIV North Society

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    HIV North Society
    9607-102 Street, Grande Prairie, AB. T8V 2T8

    Our mission is addressing the Social Determinants of Health through innovation, collaboration, education, support and harm reduction.
    Our vision is a safe and inclusive world, free of discrimination.
    Our idea is to provide wraparound supports addressing risks related to sexually transmitted and blood borne infections, and to respond to identified community needs. We aim to build a respectful, comprehensive and dignified network of support for all populations

    2018 Allocation: $20,000
    Phone: 780-539-4719
    Email: director@hivnorth.org
    Go to Website

  • + PACE – Proving Assistance, Counselling and Education

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    P.A.C.E
    10031 103 Avenue Grande Prairie T8V 1B9

    P.A.C.E. which stands for Providing Assistance, Counseling, & Education provides a variety of services in the Grande Prairie community & area, including crisis intervention, family support, educational workshops, and counseling services involving sexual abuse, sexual assault, child abuse, and trauma. P.A.C.E. believes that everyone dealing with, or experiencing crisis and trauma has the right to access skilled, caring, and professional services. 

    2018 Allocation: $18,250
    Phone: 780-539-6672
    Email: askpace@pacecentre.com
    Go to Website

  • + Parkinson Alberta and Multiple Sclerosis Society

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    Parkinson Alberta and Multiple Sclerosis Society
    103, 10901 - 100th St.,  Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2M9

    Parkinson Association of Alberta helps make every day better for Albertans affected by Parkinson disease. We provide support services, education, advocacy and funds for research.
    We are a standalone Alberta-based charitable organization and we rely on the generosity of donors. One hundred per cent of the money raised here funds the best services, resources, and research to benefit Albertans.

    The MS Society offers a variety of programs to help people affected by multiple sclerosis effectively manage and cope with the disease. MS can be quite challenging at times, but through the support offered by the MS Society, no one has to face these challenges on their own.

    2018 Allocation: $23,000
    Parkinson Alberta                                                MS Society of Canada
    Phone: 780-882-6640                                                           Phone: 780-532-3204
    Email: info@parkinsonassociation.ca                       Email: carla.holton@mssociety.ca  

  • + Seniors Outreach (Grande Prairie & Area Council on Aging)

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    Seniors Outreach
    101- 10127-121 Avenue Grande Prairie, Alberta  T8V 7V3 

    We offer information not only to seniors but to family, friends, caregivers, neighbors - anyone that is playing a role in a seniors life. When a senior is in "crisis" we problem solve with them to come up with a solution. This is done daily with clients; often until a crisis affects you it is hard to understand the need for such a service. Word of mouth and steady increase of clients has proved the important need and role Seniors Outreach has in our community.

    2018 Allocation: $27,500
    Phone: 780-539-6255
    Email: info@seniorsoutreachgp.com
    Go to Website

  • + Spinal Cord Injury Association

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    Spinal Cord Injury Association
    10 Knowledge Way Grande Prairie, AB   T8W 2V9

    At Spinal Cord Injury Alberta (formerly the Canadian Paraplegic Association Alberta), we believe in helping people with SCI rebuild their dreams. Every day, our staff and volunteers bring help and hope to individu­als and families facing a very difficult time in their lives. We meet them in hospital to hear their concerns and let them know we’re available to help. When they are ready, we work with them to set goals that will lead to greater independence and self-reliance. We link them with information and peer mentors who can help them achieve their goals. We open doors to education, employment and recreation opportunities and work in countless other ways to ensure that the communities where they live are accessible and accepting. We help them overcome their setbacks and we celebrate their successes!

    2018 Allocation: $15,000
    Phone: 780-532-3305
    Email: grandeprairie@sci-ab.ca
    Go to Website

All That Kids Can Be

  • + Big Brothers Big Sisters

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    Big Brothers Big Sisters
    10001 100 Ave #104, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0V2

    Our Goal: Every child who needs a mentor has a mentor. 
    BBBSGP is a non profit organization serving Grande Prairie and Area for over 15 years.

    We believe every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential both as individuals and citizens – that by doing so they will not only do well they will also do good. Serving as role models our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back of staying in school and of having respect for family peers and community. Each time we pair a child with a mentor or introduce a group of students to an in-school program we start something incredible – a life-changing relationship built on friendship trust and empowerment.

    2018 Allocation: $26,400
    Phone: 780-532-0620
    Email: info.gp@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
    Go to Website

  • + Coalition for FAR Northwest Alberta Brighter Futures Society

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    Coalition for FAR Northwest Alberta Brighter Futures Society
    Fort Vermilion Head Start:  5109-43 Street, Fort Vermilion, AB T0H 1N0
    La Crete Head Start: 10102-96 Ave, La Crete, AB T0H 2H0
    Paddle Prairie Head Start: log building main road Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement, Paddle Prairie, AB T0H 2W0

    The Coalition for Far Northwest Alberta Brighter Futures Society is to provide early intervention and a fair start in life to children 3.5 - 5 years of age as well as provide support to their families. We believe that through partnership each child can reach their potential in a supportive environment that is always evolving to meet the changes and needs of our society. We also believe that all children deserve a good start in life and that some families require extra assistance in maximizing the health and well-being of their children. 

    2018 Allocation: $5,500
    Phone: Fort Vermilion Head Start 780-539-5432; La Crete Head Start : 780-928-3323; Paddle Prairie Head Start : 780-981-2033
    Email:  
    FVHS@northwestalbertabrighterfutures.com; LCHS@northwestalbertabrighterfutures.comPPHS@northwestalbertabrighterfutures.com
    Go to Website

  • + Cool Aid Society

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    Cool Aid Society
    Hillside Center; 9667 Hillcrest Drive, Grande Prairie, Alberta;  Southside Center; 9645 Prairie Road, Grande Prairie, Alberta

    Cool Aid Society offers programs for all youth in grades 1 to 12 free of charge. These programs include children's after school, tween drop-in, teen drop-in and summer programs in two centers, Hillside and Southside.

    2018 Allocation: $22,000
    Phone: Hillside Center: 780.532.9004;  Southside Center: 780.357.9354
    Email: hillside@coolaidsociety.com; southside@coolaidsociety.com
    Go to Website

  • + GP and District Grief Support Association

    CircleofLife

    GP and District Grief Support Association (Circle of Life)
    10031 103 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1B9

    Circle of Life is a program built to help children and families who have been affected by loss. We believe in “wellness through healthy grieving”. Reaching the other side of pain is a difficult and complicated process. No one should have to go through that journey alone. We’re here to provide education and support — to help the healing begin.

    2018 Allocation: $15,000
    Phone: 780-539-5432
    Email: circleoflife@telus.net
    Go to Website

  • + Ignite Youth – Fairview (North Peace Youth Support Association)

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    IGNITE Fairview NPYSA
    10209 - 109 Street, Fairview, AB Canada

    The place for kids aged 11 to 18 in the Fairview Area! Ignite is an initiative of the North Peace Youth Support Association. It has been in operation since 1994 and has been a lifeline for many area Youth. Ignite provides direct programming in the areas of STEM, art & craft, music and performance as well as well as community events designed to engage the youth to volumteer and give back.

    2018 Allocation: $10,000
    Phone: 780-835-5455
    Email: igniteyouthcentre@gmail.com
    Go to Website

  • + John Howard Society (Tabono Centre)

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    John Howard Society of Grande Prairie (Tabono Centre)
    #200, 10135 - 101 Ave,Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0Y4

    Tabono is a re-integration school designed to assist at-risk youth (ages 13 to 16) in identifying and developing their strengths. Programming includes: arts and culture, health and recreation, work skills, personal development, academic support, and family support.


    2018 Allocation: $30,000
    Phone: 780-814-8148
    Email: info@johnhowardgp.ca
    Go to Website

  • + KidSport

    KidSport

    KidSport Grande Prairie
    PO Box 851, Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 3R5

    With your support, KidSport Grande Prairie provides local children with the opportunity to participate in organized sport programs. Through sport, kids can develop skills related to leadership, hard work, dedication, and self confidence, as well as build healthy lifestyle habits and access mentorship and guidance from experienced sport leaders to further develop their skills in something that interests them.

    2018 Allocation: $8,250
    Phone: 780-605-0229
    Email: grandeprairie@kidsport.ab.ca
    Go to Website

  • + Society for Support to Pregnant & Parenting Teens

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    Society for Support to Pregnant & Parenting Teens
    Lions Learning Centre (across from Dave Barr Arena)
    9625 Prairie Road, Grande Prairie Alberta, Canada, T8V 6G5

    The Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program provides information and support to pregnant and parenting teens to:

    - Promote a healthy pregnancy. 
    - Facilitate healthy decision making regarding pregnancy and parenting. 
    - Maximize opportunities for education and/or training. 
    - Gain knowledge of and access to community resources. 
    - Foster the development of individual strengths and independence. 


    2018 Allocation: $10,000
    Phone: 780-538-3854
    Email: pregnantandparentingteens@gmail.com
    Go to Website

  • + Stepping Stones Daycare Society

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    Stepping Stones Day Care Society
    9614 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0T2

    At Stepping Stones we aim to provide high quality Early Learning & Child Care. We employ qualified Early Childhood Educators that provide the children with ongoing opportunities to develop their abilities. Each child will have the chance to explore through play the things that interest them. Emerging skills will be supported through a curriculum that is developed through the Educators observations of the children. Lots of focus will be on literacy, science, mathematics and physical development presented in a playful, engaging format.

    2018 Allocation: $9,000
    Phone: 780-532-9684
    Email: plcadmin@ssdcs.ca
    Go to Website

  • + Virtual Y Program (YMCA)

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    YMCA
    #200, 10006 101 AVE, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0Y1

    The YMCA of Northern Alberta is one of Alberta’s oldest and most diverse charities – since 1907 the YMCA has continued to serve all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. The YMCA is all about building healthy communities. We are committed to improving the lives of children, youth and young adults – giving them not only opportunities to live healthier, happier lives now, but also to grow into productive adults.

    2018 Allocation: $9,000
    Phone: 780-539-9622
    Email: kloudon@northernalberta.ymca.ca

    Go to Website

  • + 124 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squad (Peace River)

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    124 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squad (Peace River)
    Box 5124 Peace River, AB, T8S 1E8

    The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian, non-profit, community-based and volunteer-led organization that in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program. The purposes of the League are to advance the education of the Air Cadets and to promote an interest in the air element of the Canadian Forces.

    2018 Allocation: $1,000
    Phone: 780-624-3575
    Email: 124air@cadets.gc.ca
    Go to Website

From Poverty to Possibility

  • + County FCSS - Emergency Funds

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    County FCSS – United Way Emergency Funds

    Through a partnership with the Province of Alberta, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) offers programs and services that allow residents to develop their interests and to contribute to the well-being of their families and communities. The County’s FCSS Department works closely with affiliated FCSS offices in the City of Grande Prairie, the towns of Sexsmith and Beaverlodge, the Village of Hythe and the M.D. of Greenview. It provides services like Home Support Program, Community School Liaison Program and Playschool Program.

    2018 Allocation: $15,000
    Phone: 780-537-9727
    Email: fcss@countygp.ab.ca

    Go to Website

  • + Grande Prairie Schools Snack Program - Grande Prairie Catholic School District

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    Grande Prairie Schools Snack Program
    9902 - 101 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2P4

    Every day in Grande Prairie, children and youth go hungry while in school. Since February 2003, the Grande Prairie Schools Snack Program has recognized the need for nutritious snacks to alleviate hunger and educate children about healthy lifestyle choices. Monday through Friday, The Snack Program currently provides a nutritious breakfast, fresh fruit snack and emergency lunches to 4 schools; St. Clement, St. Patrick, St. John Bosco and St. Joseph High School, reaching out to close to 1400 students. The Foundation oversees the operation of this Snack Program.

    2018 Allocation: $5,000
    Phone: 780-532-3013
    Email: kariprichard@gpcsd.ca

    Go to Website

  • + Meals on Wheels (Grande Prairie & Area Council on Aging)

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    Meals on Wheels
    101- 10127-121 Avenue, Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 7V3 

    Serving the community since 1972, Meals on Wheels is a non-profit community service that delivers hot, nutritious meals to the client's door. We help Grande Prairie seniors, disabled, convalescent (due to surgery or illness), or those who lack the strength or motivation to prepare adequate meals for themselves.

    2018 Allocation: $12,000
    Phone: 780-539-3901
    Email: meals@mealsonwheelsgp.com

    Go to Website

  • + Grande Prairie Public School District - Education Foundation

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    GPPSD Education Foundation
    10127 - 120 Avenue , Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 8H8

    The Education Foundation was founded in 1991 to enhance educational opportunities for students in the Grande Prairie Public School District #2357.  It was designed to complement basic education services in the city's public schools.  Foundation members work towards providing resources in areas that are not funded through government allocations to school boards.  The Board of Directors, together with the many contributors have been able to enhance the educational experience for students.

    2018 Allocation: $15,000
    Phone: 780-532-4491 Ext. 1006
    Email: laura.lavalley@gppsd.ab.ca
    Go to Website

  • + Smoky River FCSS

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    Smoky River FCSS
    1 Central Avenue Southwest, Falher, Alberta, T0H 1M0

    Smoky River F.C.S.S. is a partnership between the provincial government and the five municipalities in our region, that plans and hosts events for all ages. McLennan Office By Appointment Only- In Town Office. Our mandate is to develop locally driven preventative social initiatives to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

    2018 Allocation: $2,000
    Phone: 780-837-2220
    Go to Website

  • + Peace River Community Soup Kitchen

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    Peace River Community Soup Kitchen
    9709 - 98 Avenue,  Peace River, AB, T8S 1J3

    Right now, a significant percentage of our community live below the poverty line. While a booming economy is good for most of us, for some the increased costs for housing, etc., consumes most of their budget. Many people - including seniors, single parents, low income, single income and minimum wage families struggle to meet their daily needs of shelter, food and clothing.

    The Soup Kitchen is an effective program which helps take some of the burden off of these individuals. A few free meals per week can make a world of difference to those who use our service.

    2018 Allocation: $4,000
    Phone: 780-624-2743
    Email: tanin.behnke@gmail.com
    Go to Website