A group of campaign associates cheer after pulling a plane at United Way's plane pull event

We know it takes our whole community working together to create lasting social change. Making a difference locally improves lives and makes all of us stronger.

United Way provides numerous engagement opportunities to take action right here in our communities. In 2017, thanks to the help of donors, agency partners, and volunteers, we brought together hundreds of Calgarians to take part in engagement opportunities in the community.

In 2017, 17,095 people volunteered 543,347 hours!



Taking local action

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A group of employees dressed up in Batman costumes as part of their United Way workplace campaign

Boost morale, promote team building, and increase your company profile while improving lives in your community!

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Upcoming events

A team heaves and grits their teeth as they pull a plane during United Way's annual plane pull event

We have all kinds of events throughout the year. Take a look and join an event that works for you.

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Gen Next

Millennials gather together to hear a speaker at a Gen Next Mingle event

Gen Next brings local millennials together to transform our city through leadership and philanthropy.

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Women United

United Way's Women United initiative

This strong network of local philanthropists empowers our community, brings people together, and creates lasting social change.

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A group of employees cheer at their Day of Caring workplace volunteer day

Giving your time is a great way to connect to your local community and make an impact on the lives of others.

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The GAIN Team

Volunteers at Fluor put together a mock child's brain during their workplace campaign

The Group for Assisting and Improving Non-profits (GAIN) are high-skilled volunteers helping local charities.

In 2017, 61 volunteers helped 98 projects at 72 local non-profits.


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Your social investment is there for local people when they need it most.

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Learn about our work

A local mural in Calgary says "connecting"

We work with local partners to improve lives and mobilize communities for lasting social change.

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