Join United Way and Gen Next to celebrate the culmination of this year’s Urban Exposure Project. Experience the riveting images and stories captured on camera by the participants as they uncovered the truths and myths about the social issues affecting Calgarians.
United Way works across our city and the surrounding area to fight poverty, help kids thrive and build strong communities. Learn more about our work >
The Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is a strong network of female donors that engage together on social issues impacting Calgarians. The WLC provides meaningful opportunities for women to connect with each other and their communities as philanthropists, volunteers, and as leaders. Membership is open to individuals who contribute $1,200 or more annually to United Way of Calgary and Area.
Receive invitations to exclusive educational and networking events with passionate, like-minded women
Learn about women's social issues
Receive updates on the WLC's work through newsletters
Hear and share women's leadership stories
Be recognized as a WLC member in the annual Honour Roll
For more information on the Women's Leadership Council, please email us at .
Meet Jill, a local Calgarian with a unique story. When Jill's father was diagnosed with dementia, her family was devastated.
But they knew there was help. Hear how United Way has impacted her family.
Women's Leadership Committee
Rhiannon MacDonnell Mesler, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Lethbridge (Calgary Campus)
Stephanie Pankratz, MPACC, CPA, CA
Senior Manager, Audit, KMPG
Supervisor of Internal Communications, Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Shell Canada Limited is a proud WLC Sponsor.
If you are interested in supporting the Woman's Leadership Council program, please contact us.
We know it takes our whole community working together to create lasting social change. Making a difference locally improves lives and makes all of us stronger.
United Way provides numerous engagement opportunities to take action right here in our communities. In 2017, thanks to the help of donors, agency partners, and volunteers, we brought together hundreds of Calgarians to take part in engagement opportunities in the community.
In 2017, 17,095 people volunteered 543,347 hours!.
Taking local action
Run a campaign
Boost morale, promote team building, and increase your company profile while improving lives in your community!
Your time and talent can be given in many ways to those in need in our community. For more information email Heather Innes, volunteer lead at United Way.
All In for Youth
You can make a world of difference in the lives of youth by volunteering as a tutor, through a career talk, or one of our other volunteer opportunities. Volunteer positions are open across the city to support youth in achieving academic success.