Creating a better future for all Calgarians
United Way invests in local programs and collaborations that drive social change in three key areas: poverty, kids, and communities. This work ensures youth can finish high school on time, seniors are cared for, everyone has enough to eat, a safe home is the standard, and people have access to counselling, training and mentoring.
unique individuals accessed programs United Way invested in 2015
Almost 500 people / day
accessed programs and initiatives throughout 2015
Stories from the community
Calgary is more than a place. It is a community of people. And our city will only be great if everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
Removed from her abusive home, Sama was supported by positive adults who helped her build a bright future.
When his son was born with Down syndrome, Mark suddenly realized how vital community supports could be.
Feeling isolated in his home, Archie wanted to be more involved in his neighbourhood.
Getting back to school wasn't easy, but it's helped Michaella realize her potential.
Raised in poverty, Nathan knows the impact it can have on a family – and the importance of accessing help.
After experiencing domestic violence, Louise relied on the support of family and the community to begin to heal.
Forced to leave school to take care of her mother, Amy found it difficult to return to finish high school.
Youth homelessness can have a lasting impact on a young person, which is why Jeremy works with homeless youth.
Illness has had a huge impact on Sarah's family, and asking for financial help was difficult.
After years spent living in poverty, LeeAnne found the supports she needed to change her family's life.
The Social Equation
The Social Equation tells the story of critical social issues facing Calgarians. By strengthening each part of the equation, we will create infinite possibilities for our city.