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When we’re united, we can change lives

Having a common purpose brings us together, makes us stronger and creates community. That might look like helping local families put food on the table, connecting Calgarians with crucial mental health services, or giving people a sense of belonging and inclusion. When we stand united to help others, we can be part of something bigger than ourselves, and create ripples of positive impact.

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Basic needs

1 in 5 Calgarians worry about having enough money for food.

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Mental health

1 in 5 Albertans experience a mental health problem every year.

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Social isolation

1 in 3 Calgarians don’t feel like they belong in their community.

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“When you donate to United Way, it’s people’s lives that you are improving, or saving. I don’t know if I would be standing here today if it wasn’t for partnerships like United Way.”

Priscilla, who received support through United Way

We can do great things when we stand united!

We exist to improve local lives. We do this by helping Calgary and area identify its most pressing social issues and find solutions that change lives. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we were able to help hundreds of thousands of individuals build better lives.
In 2019, United Way helped 179,162 local people build better lives

Claim $20 to put towards the cause you care about most

Start your own ripple of positive impact! Thanks to a generous local donor, We have $10,000 to give away and need you to help decide where it goes. We want you to claim $20 to put towards the cause you care about most—basic needs, mental health or social isolation.

Let us know about the issue that matters most to you. With a few clicks you can make a big impact.

Discover supports and services made possible by United Way

From time to time, we all need some help, and that’s okay. If you find yourself struggling, we can point you in the right direction.

Contact 211

This United Way-funded helpline connects you to social services in your community 24/7 by phone, text, or online chat.

Develop support skills

Try our Natural Supports Simulation to learn how to better support a child with their mental health—especially important during stressful times.

COVID-19 Support

The effects of the pandemic could be felt for a very long time. If you need information visit our support page to find a wide range of helpful resources.

If your company is looking for a way to make a meaningful contribution to the community—and drive business results in the process—there’s never been a better time to get involved with United Way workplace campaigns. Click here to learn more.

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United, we make the biggest difference. #BeUnited