United Way improves lives by investing in local programs and collaborations in the areas of poverty, kids, and communities. We support more than 100 local community agencies and 56 collaborative initiatives to impact the lives of more than 150,000 individuals every year.
individuals were supported by United Way investments in 2017
people were engaged through partnerships and initiatives
Improving lives locally
Meet a few of the 150,000 people United Way partnered with and supported last year.
North of McKnight
This coalition of 18 community groups work together to end domestic violence in their communities.
When she faced homelessness at 16, school couldn't be Bryanna's priority. Now, that's changed.
When Jill's father was diagnosed with dementia, her family was devastated. But they knew there was help.
Ken had a good education, a good job, and a great family. Then his life changed overnight.
Humaira gave up a lot to be where she is today. It’s not easy for a South Asian woman to leave a marriage.
Randy supports Calgary's Indigenous youth as they gain the skills and confidence they need to become leaders.
For Ann, reaching the isolated seniors and ensuring they feel a sense of belonging is what keeps her coming back.
Kathryn & Teague
Teague struggled to keep up with kids his age. Today, his friendships have build his confidence.
When Priscilla came to in the hospital, the first thing she noticed was the IV needle in her arm.
When Patricia fled abuse, she worried where she and her children could go. Now, they're finding home.
For too many in our city, poverty is a daily struggle. It touches every aspect of a person's life.
Kids are the future of our city. But too many of them are struggling.
A community is only as strong as the sum of its parts, and strong communities are vital for all residents.