United Way Campaign

Your donation matters

Your donation, no matter the size, will make a difference in the life of someone in our community. Use the United Way Impact Calculator to see examples of how your dollars are used:


"My family and I want to be a part of something that believes in the potential of everyone in our community. We looked at what we could do to make that happen and a monthly investment to the United Way was the answer."

- Emily Ball

Your donation, no matter the size, will make a difference in the life of someone in our community.


Donor levels

Everyday Heroes - $365 (only $1 per day)

Campus Leaders - $600 - $1199

Leaders - $1200 - $2499

Silver Leaders - $2500 - $4999

Gold Leaders - $5000 - $9999

Platinum Leaders - $10,000 - $24,999

Great news!

One donation. Twice the impact. Endless opportunities.

As part of a shared commitment toward ending poverty, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) are working together to grow support for the cause. Thanks to $1 million in funding from EDF, a limited time matched leadership donation program has been launched.

All new and existing leadership donors could see their impact reach farther and wider than ever imagined.

  • As a new leader, your donation will be matched.
  • As an existing leader, any increase to your past giving level will be matched.

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Detailed Event Listing

Oct. 3
56th annual Turkey Trot

Thank you to Campus and Community Recreation for designating a portion of the entry fee to United Way. Find more details on the Turkey Trot event here.

Oct. 7
Loopy Lunch - A food truck experience

Aptly named for its location on the bus loop. Join us for our third food truck lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an amazing array of food truck cuisine.

Vendors to include (subject to change):

  • Atilla the Hungry
  • Casa12doce
  • Dedos Food Truck
  • Knosh Catering
  • Lemon Grass Grill
  • Orbit
  • Pampa Food Truck
  • Sailin On
  • Street Eats
  • The Hop

Oct. 15
Early bird deadline for pledges

Submit your pledge decision and be entered for an early bird prize.

Our thanks to the following for their generous donations:

  • Alberta School of Business
  • Museums and Collections
  • U of A Bookstore
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • School of Public Health

Oct. 15 
10th Annual Rummage Sale

9 am-4 pm, in the Tory-Business atrium.

Oct. 22 
Pie the Dean

We all love our campus leaders and want to celebrate them as much as possible. So how do you celebrate? With dessert, of course! And we know a lot of people will want to celebrate our deans, so we thought we'd find the fastest possible way for them to deliver their gifts. We're going to let them throw a pie at the dean of their choice. But we couldn't just throw pies without it going to a greater cause.

Your $5 minimum donation will go toward the 2015 United Way campaign. This event is hosted by the Faculty of Native Studies in honour of our much-loved dean, Brendan Hokowhitu, who is returning to New Zealand. Special guests include Heather Zwicker (Graduate Studies and Research), Katy Campbell (Extension), and more!

Where: On Quad in front of Pembina Hall
When: October 22, 2015, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Minimum donation: $5

Oct. 30
Plasma Car Derby

Get ready, get set, RACE! Get your team together to go head-to-head with the best plasma car teams on campus. Last year, Phys Ed was a team to be reckoned with. Dress up in your finest race (or Halloween) gear and get out there!

Even if you don't feel like racing, be sure to come down to watch and take part in the 50/50 draw.

Where: Butterdome/Pavilion Concourse
When: October 30, 12:15 - 1 p.m.

What's a "plasma car" and how do I race one? [VIDEO]

Learn more about the plasma car derby

Register here now to participate!

Nov. 4
Chillin' for Charity

Students, faculty, and staff alike take a plunge, in costume, into a pool of ice cold water. We then have hot tubs and hot chocolate ready for jumpers so they have a chance to warm up and socialize. This event draws a massive number of students from all over campus to watch as this unique, crazy event unfolds. Supporting United Way for many years raising more than $100,000, with this year's goal of $20,000.

Nov. 13 
Poverty Simulation

Where: NAIT - Main Campus
Time: 9:00am - 11:30am

This is a unique and powerful experience which challenges perceptions, changes perspectives and strengthens understanding and empathy. Participants experience a full range of encounters, obstacles and challenges, while trained volunteers populate the simulation as business owners, teachers, police officers, agency workers, service providers and government employees. Further details on the poverty simulation can be found here

Register to participate.

Forest Society's Annual Christmas Tree Sale

The annual sale offers Douglas-fir, Balsam fir, White pine and Scots pine with 10% of proceeds donated to the University of Alberta United Way Campaign. 

Where: The south-west corner of the Corbett Hall parking lot
8203-114 Street, Plan 9222506 Blk B Lot 2A
Time: November 23 to December 20.
Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 9:00pm 
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 9:00pm