A community is only as strong as the sum of its parts, and strong, supportive, and inclusive communities are vital to a thriving city. But in too many neighbourhoods across Calgary and the surrounding area, local residents are dealing with complex issues that prevent them from building a good life. For people living on a low income, or those facing critical social issues like domestic violence, social exclusion, mental health challenges, and intergenerational trauma, opportunities to build a good life aren’t equally available. And we want to change that.
Because poverty is clustered in certain neighbourhoods in Calgary, United Way is building a foundation for strong communities by investing in services and supports that strengthen and connect all residents. To address these complex issues, United Way and local agency partners invest in vital, community-based resources that help change lives. Together, we’re creating strong neighbourhoods where everyone has a sense of belonging.