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.
Pauline's twins had developmental delays in their social and motor skills. Now, they are thriving.
When Jill's father was diagnosed with dementia, her family was devastated. But they knew there was help.
After losing his job, Alasdair couldn't afford a meal. Now, he knows just how life changing that can be.
Her family fled Syria fearing for their lives. Now, she has the support to adjust to life in Canada.
Randy supports Calgary's Indigenous youth as they gain the skills and confidence they need to become leaders.
Facing mental illness and job uncertainty, Travis received support to gain skills and confidence.
Kathryn & Teague
Teague struggled to keep up with kids his age. Today, his friendships have build his confidence.
Volunteering at a crisis line changed Jerilyn's life. Now, she helps bring hope to others.
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.
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.