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Access local supports

Calgarians are great at supporting one another during tough times. We saw this during the flood, and anytime our city needs support. When the crisis isn't as clear cut, it can be hard to know where to turn for support.

Below are a few of the programs and supports available to all Calgarians, individuals and families facing any difficult circumstance.


Calling 2-1-1 connects Calgarians with information and referral services. It's available 24/7 in over 200 languages.

Learn more about 211

Government Benefits

Municipal, provincial and federal government benefits are all available to help meet basic needs, access childcare and more.

See what you qualify for


United Way has produced a series of guides to walk Calgarians through economic challenges, finishing high school, accessing ID, and more.

See all the guides