United Ways Alberta and Manitoba and Emergency Management

Research Projects


The purpose of this research project is to determine the extent to which 211 data can play a role in identifying trends of previous disaster responses to help in shaping the response of future disasters; whether United Ways, through their support of 211, can help build up sector capacity, lead to greater collaboration, coordination and connections by linking community organizations together prior to disaster striking; and if there is potential for integration of 211 with provincial emergency management agencies.

There is also a national research aspect.

Affiliated Hub(s): Western Hub

Research Axis: Sectoral or Regional Portraits of Philanthropy

Project supervisor: Lynn Gidluck, Coordinator, Community Research Unit, University of Regina

Partner(s): United Ways en Alberta, au Manitoba; Red Cross Canada, BC et Alberta; Municipal and provincial natural disaster preparation teams.

Team member(s): Robyn Edwards-Bentz, CEO of the United Way of Regina and Brendan Anderson.

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Research Team explores the role of United Way and 211 organizations in Emergency Management

211 Teams playing critical role during COVID-19 Pandemic