Western Hub

The Western Regional Center is co-supervised by  Iryna Khovrenkov and Lynn Gidluck and the coordinator is Katie Schutz.

The Hub is located in Regina.

The Western Hub has their own Hub-specific website, Funders in the West

Group #1: United Ways Alberta and Manitoba and emergency management

Project supervisorLynn Gidluck, Coordinator, Community Research Unit, University of Regina

Team members: Robyn Edwards-Bentz, CEO of the United Way of Regina and Brendan Anderson.

Partners:

  • United Ways of Alberta, and Manitoba,
  • Red Cross Canada, BC and Alberta;
  • Municipal and provincial emergency preparedness staff.

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.

Blog Posts

Canadian United Way as a Community Impact Funder

Book chapter summary: Canadian United Way as a Community Impact Funder: a Reinvention or a Failed Endeavor?

The chapter: Canadian United Way as a Community Impact Funder: a Reinvention or a Failed Endeavor? will be included in The New Intersections: Canada’s Voluntary and Nonprofit Sector, edited by ...
Read More
New era philanthropy

Entering a New Era of Philanthropy: Where Do Canadians Stand?

As defined by distinguished non-profit scholars Lester Salamon and Helmut Anheier, philanthropy is the giving of gifts for public purposes. How has charitable giving evolved in Canada in the past ...
Read More
phianthropy human trafficking

Feminist Philanthropy in Support of Combating Human Trafficking

Feminist philanthropy took shape in recent decades as a worldview and praxis as feminists around the world mobilized to demand gender equality in financing for development in support of women’s ...
Read More
United Way and 211 organizations in Emergency Management

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

United Way and 211 organizations in Emergency Management  In recent years United Ways across Canada and North America have, to varying degrees, made a significant investment into the expansion of ...
Read More
Loading...