Successful Kids. Three girls smile while hugging one another

Successful kids are the future of our city. Every kid needs to know how to play, learn, and create to ensure they can go on to future success.

United Way works to ensure kids have support they need to learn, grow, build confidence, and make positive decisions from infancy to adulthood. By supporting kids from the beginning, we are ensuring they have the skills to be successful in school and in life.

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Give today to support Calgary kids from infancy to adulthood.

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Become a Mentor

You can become a positive voice and mentor for a youth struggling in our city.

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Shop the Gift Catalogue

Give a meaningful gift to someone in your life and give the gift of a brighter future to a local child.

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Meet Miamoona

Miamoona left her home, fleeing the abuse she experienced there. She now has a support system, a job, and a place to call home.


Jeremy stands on the porch of Avenue 15, a shelter for homeless youth

Youth homelessness can have a lasting impact on a young person, which is why Jeremy works with homeless youth.

Read Jeremy's story


Sama smiles for the camera while sitting at a desk at her university

Removed from her abusive home, Sama was supported by positive adults who helped her build a bright future.

Read Sama's story


Michaella stands against a desk while waiting for her bus to school

Getting back to school wasn't easy, but it's helped Michaella realize her potential.

Read Michaella's story



Kids Initiatives

All In for Youth
United Way is calling on Calgarians to work together to connect youth to what they need to be successful in school and beyond. All In for Youth will reduce the drop out rate by 50% in Calgary and put youth on the road to success. Find out more about this initiative >

Vulnerable Youth Strategy
A collaboration with community service providers to improve peer, family and adult social supports for youth (15-24) who struggle to transition successfully into adulthood. Access resources to learn more about the learning from this initiative >



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.

Look at our kids publications