Overcoming Poverty. An unchecked to-do list sits on a counter, highlighting the choices people living in poverty must make every day


In 2015, United Way helped over 28,000 Calgarians living in poverty. Overcoming and reducing poverty helps all Calgarians.


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1 in 10

Calgarians live in poverty.

1 in 3

Calgarians worry about money for housing.

1 in 5

Calgarians worry about money for food.


You can help Calgarians living in poverty meet their basic needs, achieve financial stability and gain meaningful employment.

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Overcoming poverty opens up opportunities and positively impacts quality of life.

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Successful kids are the future of our city.

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Strong communities connect and strengthen all Calgarians.

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