Basic Needs Assistance: Assist people facing emergencies such as eviction or disconnected utilitiesBasic Needs Assistance provides individuals facing financial crisis with a one-time grant to remedy an immediate need. In 2014 the program helped prevent over 1,000 Calgarians from being evicted or having their utilities disconnected. Basic Needs Assistance allows individuals experiencing financial stress due to sudden job loss or unexpected illness remain self-sufficient and prevents further worsening of their circumstances.

Leading Partners:

United Way of Calgary and Area

Community of Practice:

For more information on Basic Needs Assistance, visit:

CUPS (Calgary Urban Project Society),  Distress Centre Calgary, Canadian Red Cross Society - Southern Alberta RegionBowWest Community Resource Centre, Sunrise Community Link Resource Centre.






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