February 28, 2013

United Way welcomes Social Policy Framework for Alberta

social policy framework imageOn February 28, the Alberta government released its new Social Policy Framework, which will guide future social policy decisions in our province. Based on our research and experience with complex social issues, United Way of Calgary and Area made several submissions to the government as the framework was being developed.

"United Way sees our city and province as a grid of opportunity," says Art Korpach, United Way's Board Chair. "We will only be our best when every Albertan is connected and contributing to this opportunity grid. The Social Policy Framework gives us a chance to ensure that all Albertans can plug in to opportunities and thrive."

The Social Policy Framework directly aligns with United Way's vision of building a great city for everyone. In our submissions to the government (available here), we emphasized the importance of ensuring equitable access to opportunities, resources and supports that all Albertans require for well-being.

"We are pleased to see these priorities included," says Korpach. "We are also pleased that Albertans identified dignity, inclusion and collaboration as guiding principles for the new framework."

United Way of Calgary and Area works for lasting social change by increasing the well-being of children and youth, reducing poverty and building strong, healthy neighbourhoods.

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On February 28, the Alberta government released its new Social Policy Framework, which will guide future social policy decisions in our province. Based on our research and experience with complex social issues, United Way of Calgary and Area made several submissions to the government as the framework was being developed.

 

“United Way sees our city and province as a grid of opportunity,” says Art Korpach, United Way’s Board Chair. “We will only be our best when every Albertan is connected and contributing to this opportunity grid. The Social Policy Framework gives us a chance to ensure that all Albertans can plug in to opportunities and thrive.”

 

The Social Policy Framework directly aligns with United Way’s vision of building a great city for everyone. In our submissions to the government, we emphasized the importance of ensuring equitable access to opportunities, resources and supports that all Albertans require for well-being.

 

“We are pleased to see these priorities included,” says Korpach. “We are also pleased that Albertans identified dignity, inclusion and collaboration as guiding principles for the new framework.”

 

United Way believes that government, the non-profit sector, the private sector and citizens all have a role in addressing complex social issues such as poverty. “This collaborative approach has been key to United Way’s success in strengthening community,” says Korpach, “and the Social Policy Framework will help ensure this approach is firmly embedded across our province.”