In 2021, United Way did what we do best: We brought together agencies, corporations, donors, volunteers, and government for the common purpose of improving the lives of Calgarians.

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Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many inequities and disparities in society, creating equal parts challenge and opportunity for the social sector. Supported by our donors, volunteers and staff, United Way and partners collaborated on transformative and innovative solutions to deepen community impact in 2021: to do as much as possible to help as many people as possible.
Calgarians’ needs are both strong and basic – rent, groceries and utilities – and complex – significantly increased demand for mental health support. Your United Way donation goes straight to the source, supporting programs and initiatives such as The Social Impact Lab’s Pay-What-You-Want Market, Enough for All, and Distress Centre Calgary’s 211, to name just a few. When you invest in United Way, your investment improves lives now, and contributes to lasting social change, right here in our community.
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