Strong Communities. A woman stands in a community garden holding bunches of carrots

Strong cities and neighbourhoods are great places to live, work and play. They attract business and are wonderful places to raise families. Neighbourhoods also impact the life chances of individuals and families.

That’s why United Way works in Calgary neighbourhoods to bring people, organizations and businesses together to create positive, lasting change.

The Neighbourhood Strategy supports United Way’s mission to improve lives and build extraordinary communities by engaging citizens and mobilizing collective action.

The focus of the Neighbourhood Strategy is to:

  • Engage: Build trust, identify local strengths and issues
  • Organize: strengthen local leadership and build partnerships
  • Mobilize: Bring people, organizations and resources together
  • Learn and sustain: Support initiatives to sustain change