Building a better tomorrow for our community together

In 2022, 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.

Read the 2022 Community Impact Report

As a local social impact organization, United Way of Calgary and Area strategically invests in, partners with, and mobilizes local community agencies to solve complex social issues. Our work and our investments stay in Calgary and the surrounding area, supporting thousands of local people every year.

The Community Impact Framework is our strategy to deepen the impact of our investments: the programs, partnerships, and initiatives that improve the lives of thousands of people every year. Since 2020, the framework has guided our investment strategies, which are based on creating systems change, building capacity, and addressing the underlying causes of social problems by focusing on: Socioeconomic Well-Being, Mental Health, Social Inclusion, and Healthy Relationships.

Through the support of United Way-funded agencies, learn how Carolina was given the tools to start her own successful business; Vincenzo and his family found a community of healing; refugees escaping the collapse of Afghanistan were supported in their new home; and families were offered the space to build healthy relationships.

Community Impact Framework

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Help build a great community and achieve your community investment goals. Specific events and programs that align with your company interests are available to sponsor.

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Show your support in-person and connect with other local change makers. Exciting events are added throughout the year.

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Build top talent to build business value! A unique opportunity to develop high-potential employees who want to grow their careers, capabilities, and networks.

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This local network of strong female philanthropists and business leaders come together to lead change in our community.

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Ensure long-term investment in the community via a powerful legacy that reflects your values and vision for the future.

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