Group ActivitiesENMAX Corporation employees make 3,000 sandwiches for the Calgary Drop-In Centre during their 2017 campaign.

These engagement activities can help you and your co-workers feel more connected to the community, learn about United Way’s work, and build morale. They can also help bring your workplace together to see the impact of your donation.

Not sure what’s right for your campaign? Take a look at our campaign engagement menu to see what fits your time frame and number of participants.
If you have questions, please contact our campaign engagement team.

Superior Gas Liquids’ Day of Caring at Calgary Dream Centre


Our Day of Caring® volunteer opportunities are a great way to team up and get involved in your community. These opportunities boost morale, promote team-building and promote your company’s visibility in the community. They also actively involve you in improving the community through direct assistance to a local organization.

These opportunities require a minimum of three weeks to plan. For more information on these and other opportunities, contact our campaign engagement team

Please note that from September to December these activities are reserved for workplaces running a United Way campaign. If you would like to book an activity at another time of year, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

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Brain Architecture game

Explore the powerful role relationships have on the developing brain. In this facilitated and hands-on activity, teams attempt to build the biggest and most resilient brain using only the materials provided.

The Brain Architecture Game was purchased and licensed; its intellectual property belongs to a not-for-profit partnership. Production and distribution has been generously sponsored by the Palix Foundation. Please contact your campaign manager to set up a session.

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Fluor employees play the Brain Architecture game

Make the Month digital poverty simulation

Make the Month simulation

Challenge your perspective and experience what it's like for 1 in 10 Calgarians living at or below the poverty line. United Way's online poverty simulation, Make the Month, is an interactive experience where a group makes difficult daily decisions based on a limited budget. A United Way facilitator provides further context and leads an in-depth discussion about poverty in Calgary. Please contact your campaign manager to set up a session.

Make the Month was developed in partnership with Imperial and gifted to United Way of Calgary and Area. It’s now available in communities across Canada.

Customize a Make the Month event poster for your campaign.

Poverty simulation

Learn what it's like to survive day-to-day on a low income. Living on the Edge: A Poverty Simulation is a live group exercise where participants are assigned a role and challenged with the difficult choices many Calgarians face. This facilitated session encourages discussion around poverty in our city. Please contact your campaign manager to set up a session.

The poverty simulation kit was purchased and licensed from the Missouri Association of Community Action.

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United Way Campaign Associates participate in a poverty simulation