Improving Local Lives

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A message from our President & CEO

There’s no denying that the personal and social turmoil of the past two years has been difficult and disruptive. The after-effects will be with us for some time. Even with so much around us changing, United Way’s dedication to our vision remains the same: We’re mobilizing community for lasting, social change and building a resilient and caring community where everyone thrives.
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People-Centered in Everything We Do

When people need help, we want them to have the best support possible; that’s what we strive for. 

We are working to ensure our investments support a model where people in Calgary and area receive compassionate and personalized access to support and resources when and where they need it.

Throughout the year, as Alberta began to slowly transition from the depths of the pandemic into the early stages of recovery, United Way of Calgary and Area remained focused on and committed to doing what we do best: Bringing together agencies, corporations, donors, volunteers, and Governments for the common purpose of working together to improve the lives of Calgarians.

Our Impact

    144,000+People in Calgary and area supported.
    101Agencies delivering services, programs, and initiatives.
    624,600Volunteer hours to create a more resilient and caring community, where everyone thrives.
    13,050Volunteers coordinated through UWCA, our local area partnerships, and funded agencies.
    $37 millionInvested in the community.
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Thank you

to our donors, volunteers, and agency partners for your commitment to making our community better, and for proving that united, we make the biggest difference.

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Our Areas of Focus

As we zero-in on the most critical social issues, United Way combines our expertise and investment strategies with the skill and community knowledge of our agency, organizational, and government partners. Our Community Impact Framework has identified four areas of focus that represent our community's most urgent social challenges: Mental Health; Healthy Relationships; Socio-economic Well-Being; and Social Inclusion.

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Improving Local Lives

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