A notebook has Research written across it in pencil with ideas, analysis and other thoughts written and drawn around it

United Way drives social change in three focus areas: poverty, kids and communities. One way we're ensuring this is through rigorous research into social issues and their root causes. In addition, we advocate for public policy and systems-level change to create long-term positive change in our community.

Our research publications are listed under the following categories:

The Social Equation

A young girl smiles while sitting at her desk in her classroom with her notebook openThe Social Equation tells the story of critical social issues facing Calgarians. By strengthening each part of the equation, we will create infinite possibilities for our city.

Take a look at the 10 facts that matter for our city and the actions you can take to start improving them.

Learn more about The Social Equation