Improving lives in Calgary
United Way improves lives by investing in local programs and collaborations in the areas of poverty, kids, and communities. By working with diverse partners to bring people and organizations together, we're able to strengthen the network of services and continue making a critical difference in our city.
unique individuals were supported by United Way investments in 2016
500 people / day
accessed programs and initiatives throughout 2016
We are all Calgary.
Together, we are all stronger. Meet a few of the 178,700 people United Way partnered with and supported in 2016.
Facing mental illness and job uncertainty, Travis received support to gain skills and confidence.
Shawn grew up in poverty. His family relied on the help of family friends and neighbours.
For almost five years, Shauna has supported women like Samantha to connect with their community.
Pauline's twins had developmental delays in their social and motor skills. Now, they are thriving.
Jerilyn saw how isolating mental illness could be when answering a 24-hour crisis line.
Kathryn & Teague
When Teague was young he struggled to keep up with kids his age. Today, he’s happy, confident, and surrounded by friends.
Alasdair knows how life-changing a meal can be.
Randy supports youth as they gain the skills and confidence they need to become leaders.
United Way tackles root causes of poverty, ensuring Calgarians have food, shelter, and can build stability to overcome poverty.
Helping kids succeed is a cornerstone of United Way’s work. We ensure kids stay in school and can succeed in adulthood.
United Way supports inclusion, mental health, family violence prevention, and strong neighbourhoods.