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WE Magazine Winter 2013

WE Magazine Winter 2013

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Published by Venture Publishing
WE Magazine is published by United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and shares United Way’s mission to inspire people to come together to make a lasting difference in our communities.
WE Magazine is published by United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and shares United Way’s mission to inspire people to come together to make a lasting difference in our communities.

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MAGAZINE OF UNITED WAY OF THE ALBERTA CAPITAL REGION
Adult literacy programsbreak down barriers toemployment
Reality Check
New program demonstrates the struggles of poverty 
 
WINTER/SPRING • 2013
The high cost of  low wages
PLUS:
 
THIS ISSUE OF
WE 
MAGAZINE IS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY EPCOR COMMUNITY ESSENTIALS COUNCIL AND NAIT
Speaking Up
Reducing the stigma of mental illness
In Person
 Workplace youth mentoring changes lives
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EPCOR’s Community Essentials Council (ECEC) investsin a wide variety of community causes – everything fromoutreach support programs for seniors to workforcereadiness programs for unemployed people. Learn moreabout the work we do beyond wires and water.
Visit epcor.com/community
 
4MESSAGEFROMUNITEDWAY5COMMUNITYCHAMPION
Cliff Higuchi saw a need in thecommunity and in responsecreated a new event 
6THISWAYIN
United Way happeningsincluding National Child Dayand United We’re Strong music video
9MYTHBUSTERS
Working poor: A surprising number of Edmontonianswork for low wages
36LEADINGEDGE
 A not-for-prot rebrands itsimage for renewed interest and support 
38BUSINESSWAY
Two Edmonton businessescommit time, talent and funds
42MILESTONES
The City of Edmonton launchesa dedicated United Waycampaign
16
LOCATION,LOCATION,LOCATION
 An Edmonton company connects with kidsthrough a worksite mentorship program
By Caitlin Crawshaw
29BRIDGINGBOUNDARIES
 A trio of communities and their uniquerelationship with United Way
By ElizaBEth ChornEy-Booth
33NOTYOURREALITY
Community members experience the decisions people living in poverty make every day
By MiChEllE lindstroM
39LASTINGLEGACY
 Barbara Poole was one of Edmonton’s great  philanthropists. Her devotion to the communitylives on
ONTHECOVER:
Frnk went to P.a.l.s., improved hi itercy, found  better job nd new outook on ife.
PHOTO:
a Peee / 3tEn
DEPARTMENTSSPOTLIGHT
Employability
10AWILLINGWORkFORCE
 Employers need workers and there are still peoplelooking for work, how to bring both groups together 
By ChEryl MahaFFy
19SPEAkINGUP
 Reducing the stigma of mental illness
By Cait wills
22LIFEAFTER‘LIFE’
 Finding work helps former inmates reintegrate and contribute towards a productive community
By oMar MouallEM
26JACkETREqUIRED
Coats for Kids & Families has been providing winter  gear to the community for more than 20 years
By MiChEllE lindstroM
WINTER/SPRING2013
FEATURES
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2013
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