The place I love to call home

“What do you love about Fort McMurray?”  The voice of a fellow passenger breaks the white noise surrounding me as I wait for my flight to be called near gate 45. I smile and think for a moment, wanting to give just the right answer. It could be that this…

Excited for the possibilities

Volunteering has always been a part of my way of being in the world. My first memories of “doing something for others” includes walking closely behind my dad as he canvassed for one organization or another. I fondly recall spending hours in the basement of our local Legion as my…

Syncrude team makes a difference for kids

The Boys and Girls Club of Fort McMurray has a much safer and child-friendly playground after a Day of Caring® by a team from Syncrude with help from Burnco Rock Products and The Cat Rental Store. Bright and early on the Saturday of August long weekend, volunteers from Syncrude had…

Agency Forum generates incredible stories

Telling great stories is an effective way to connect the things we do in the social profit sector with the reason we exist as organizations.  Great stories celebrate our value and illuminate our impact.  Great stories get shared and repeated, in a way that is highly social and absolutely critical….

Seeing is truly Believing

Join us for an eye opening tour of United Way dollars at work in our community on Thursday, August 20th. Thanks to transportation generously provided by Diversified Transportation, individuals will have the opportunity to meet the people who work every day to make a difference in the lives of those…

Agency Forum coming up

Each year, we gather together all the charitable agencies who either receive funds from the United Way or hope to in the future. The Agency Development Forum and Info Session is scheduled for Thursday, August 27th from 2 pm to 7:30 pm at the Golden Years Society on Main Street….

Suncor Day of Caring at The Redpoll Centre

“Not everyone likes to be organized, but there isn’t a single person who likes looking for something longer than they have to.” On July 17th, Suncor Energy and The United Way of Fort McMurray staff paired up for a unique Day of Caring®. For the team at United Way, it…

Farewell to an amazing gem of a city

Over four years ago, as my fiancé and I made the quick decision of moving to Fort McMurray, I never would have thought how emotionally tied I would be to this city. The first year, all I could think of was that the day that I would see Fort McMurray…

Day of Caring at SOS

For over 29 years, Some Other Solutions (SOS) has given back to the community of Fort McMurray and surrounding areas. Through their Emergency Crisis Line, gap counselling, in-school youth mentoring, summer camps and more, the small staff team provides mental and emotional support to residents of all ages. On June 18th,…

Job Opportunity – Finance Administrator

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and work in a Fast Paced – Fun – Friendly Environment? Our valued employees are passionate about their work and accomplish shared goals that have a positive impact on peoples’ lives. The United Way of Fort McMurray recruits people who are community minded,…