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.
When his son was born with Down syndrome, Mark suddenly realized how vital community supports could be.
For almost five years, Shauna has supported women like Samantha to connect with their community.
After years spent living in poverty, LeeAnne found the supports she needed to change her family's life.
Youth homelessness can have a lasting impact on a young person, which is why Jeremy works with homeless youth
After experiencing domestic violence, Louise relied on the support of family and the community to begin to heal.
Raised in poverty, Nathan knows the impact it can have on a family – and the importance of accessing help.
Removed from her abusive home, Sama was supported by positive adults who helped her build a bright future.
Rita felt isolated after her husband died. Now, she’s connected to her community.
Getting back to school wasn't easy, but it's helped Michaella realize her potential.
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.