Take 67 minutes to change the world

Take 67 minutes to change the world

Nelson Mandela once said: “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” To celebrate his life and legacy, the United Nations named July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day, encouraging people from around...
10 tips for surviving and thriving at Stampede!

10 tips for surviving and thriving at Stampede!

Two dynamic Calgary leaders, United Way CEO Lucy Miller and Karen Young, have joined forces just in time for Stampede! Young is United Way’s new Chief Operating Officer, moving from three decades of leadership at The City of Calgary where...
Flood Series: Bowness's Laundry Fairy one year later

Flood Series: Bowness’s Laundry Fairy one year later

To mark the one year anniversary of the worst flooding in Southern Alberta’s history, we’re sharing a series of stories on the work that immediately followed. We saw community superheroes emerge, working together to ensure all citizens were safe, cared...
Flood Series: After the flood, heroes emerged [Infographic]

Flood Series: After the flood, heroes emerged [Infographic]

To mark the one year anniversary of the worst flooding in Southern Alberta’s history, we’re sharing a series of stories on the work that immediately followed. We saw community superheroes emerge, working together to ensure all citizens were safe, cared...
Flood Series: Local heroes ensured kids were safe, didn’t go hungry

Flood Series: Local heroes ensured kids were safe, didn’t go hungry

Photo: Urban Exposure Project participant Sally Berges To mark the one year anniversary of the worst flooding in Southern Alberta’s history, we’re sharing a series of stories on the work that immediately followed. We saw community superheroes emerge, working together...
5 ways to celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Week

5 ways to celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Week

This year’s Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary (AAWC) kicks off June 15 and runs through to National Aboriginal Day on June 21. AAWC’s theme this year is “Keeping the Circle Strong,” honouring the past, present and future of all communities. Below...
Flood Series: How you helped vulnerable women after the flood

Flood Series: How you helped vulnerable women after the flood

To mark the one year anniversary of the worst flooding in Southern Alberta’s history, we’re sharing a series of stories on the work that immediately followed. We saw community superheroes emerge, working together to ensure all citizens were safe, cared...
Capturing a city of surprises

Capturing a city of surprises

The Urban Exposure Project, led by United Way’s Gen Next initiative, takes amateur photographers on a journey to get to know our city better. Participants meet with community planners, agency staff and tour local agencies to learn about social issues....
Have you ever seen a 94 year old woman bowl?

Have you ever seen a 94 year old woman bowl?

June 1 is Intergenerational Day, which recognizes and celebrates the different generations and the value they bring to each other and our community at large. And it’s these connections between generations that made it possible for a 94 year old...
7 reasons to consider creating a legacy

7 reasons to consider creating a legacy

Leaving your mark in Calgary is a very personal decision. May marks Legacy Giving month, dedicated to education around the importance of thinking to the future – and thinking about the gift you could leave to a charity that means...
Empowering women -- One dress at a time

Empowering women — One dress at a time

As June quickly approaches, so does the second year of Calgary’s June Dresses campaign. June Dresses is a fundraising campaign led by Vista Projects, a Calgary-owned and operated engineering firm. Women collect pledges and commit to wearing dresses or skirts...
Steps of Kindness to feed Calgary students

Steps of Kindness to feed Calgary students

Tyler Weninger is devoted to his city. Now in grade 7, he continues to do everything in his power to raise money to feed hungry kids in Calgary. On May 3, he and a group of friends climbed the Calgary...
5 ways to help kids graduate: Lucy's blog

5 ways to help kids graduate: Lucy’s blog

Last week, the Alberta government announced school completion rates are on the rise province-wide. It’s great news – and now we have an opportunity to build on this success. In Calgary, we’re ahead of the curve. School completion rates here...
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Take 67 minutes to change the world

Take 67 minutes to change the world

Nelson Mandela once said: “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” To celebrate his life and legacy, the United Nations named July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day, encouraging people from around the world to come together for freedom, justice and democracy. By taking 67 minutes of...
10 tips for surviving and thriving at Stampede!

10 tips for surviving and thriving at Stampede!

Two dynamic Calgary leaders, United Way CEO Lucy Miller and Karen Young, have joined forces just in time for Stampede! Young is United Way’s new Chief Operating Officer, moving from three decades of leadership at The City of Calgary where she was Director of Community & Neighbourhood Services. Young and Miller are teaming up to drive...
Flood Series: Bowness's Laundry Fairy one year later

Flood Series: Bowness’s Laundry Fairy one year later

To mark the one year anniversary of the worst flooding in Southern Alberta’s history, we’re sharing a series of stories on the work that immediately followed. We saw community superheroes emerge, working together to ensure all citizens were safe, cared for and receiving the help they needed. Last year, we shared the story of one...
Flood Series: After the flood, heroes emerged [Infographic]

Flood Series: After the flood, heroes emerged [Infographic]

To mark the one year anniversary of the worst flooding in Southern Alberta’s history, we’re sharing a series of stories on the work that immediately followed. We saw community superheroes emerge, working together to ensure all citizens were safe, cared for and receiving the help they needed. Here are just a few of the ways...
Flood Series: Local heroes ensured kids were safe, didn’t go hungry

Flood Series: Local heroes ensured kids were safe, didn’t go hungry

Photo: Urban Exposure Project participant Sally Berges To mark the one year anniversary of the worst flooding in Southern Alberta’s history, we’re sharing a series of stories on the work that immediately followed. We saw community superheroes emerge, working together to ensure all citizens were safe, cared for and receiving the help they needed. How...