Strong communities connect and strengthen all Calgarians.
United Way works with partners from across the city to ensure communities are vibrant, safe, inclusive, and welcoming. By connecting neighbours, we work to ensure everyone has access to the resources, services, and supports they need to thrive in their community.
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After her husband died, Rita struggled to connect with others. But she was able to access programs to connect with friends and meet new people.
When his son was born with Down syndrome, Mark realized how vital community supports could be.
Feeling isolated in his home, Archie wanted to be more involved in his neighbourhood.
After experiencing domestic violence, Louise relied on the support of family and the community to begin to heal.
Focus on Issues
Connected and inclusive communities ensure seniors, newcomers, and those with disabilities are able to access resources and supports. United Way investments ensure Calgarians can connect and feel included.
Mental wellness is often dependent on available community supports. United Way connects people to the necessary mental health supports and counselling to be healthy and successful.
Family violence impacts individuals, families, and communities. United Way helps build healthy relationships, reduce interpersonal conflict, and provide safe places and support for those fleeing violence.
Strong neighbourhoods benefit everyone. United Way empowers community residents to take action, connect with one another, and achieve positive change for their neighbourhood.
211 is a 24/7 helpline available in over 150 languages that connects people with supports.
Area Community Partnerships
United Way partners with the towns of Chestermere, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, and Strathmore.
United Way works with residents, partners, and the city to act on local issues and create lasting neighbourhood change.
Natoo'si Indigenous Healing & Well-Being Initiative
This initiative addresses intergenerational trauma as a root cause of the challenges many Indigenous people face.
Prevention of Family Violence
This coordinated strategic approach to prevention programming supports initiatives that target the root causes of domestic violence.
Publications and Research
United Way ensures it's driving social change through rigorous research into social issues and their root causes. We also advocate for public policy and systems-level change to create long-term positive change in our community.