COVID-19 Update: March 19, 2020


With the rapidly evolving situation of COVID-19, United Way Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo is focussed on supporting our agency partners and ensuring the health and safety of our staff, agencies, clients and the community.

Following the recommendation of health officials, the Redpoll Centre remains closed to the public. 

United Way continues to work diligently to minimize the interruption to our daily operations.  The staff is available to any answer questions, refer individuals to our agencies partners when applicable, for phone and video conferencing, and to assist in any other capacity possible within our mandate. 

We are currently exploring options to most effectively work with other local funders and partners to maximize our efforts in the region. 

If you wish to reach United Way for assistance, please email, and a staff member will be happy to assist you. 

For more information on social resources and services in our region, please call 2-1-1- or visit

If you need someone to talk to during this time, Some Other Solutions offers a 24-hour crisis line.  This United Way funded service provides anonymous, confidential assistance to anyone in crisis, and can be accessed by calling 780-743-4357 (HELP). 

As mentioned, the most reputable source for information on COVID-19 is will continue to monitor changes, reassess, and update our community accordingly. 

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