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Get involved in giving back

Everyone has the power to make a difference. Whether you want to create a positive impact in your community, build a culture of philanthropy in your workplace, or join a group of like-minded people to influence social change, we have a place for you to belong.

Improve local lives today! Your donation gives your family, friends, and neighbours access to support when they need it most.


Actions for individuals

Big or small, every act of kindness matters. Explore how you can improve local lives today.

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Attend an upcoming event

Grow your knowledge about the issues impacting your community, hear from inspiring local guests, and connect with others.

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Make a meaningful impact on your community and enhance your well-being through rewarding volunteer opportunities.

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Plan your giving

Help create the future you want and leave a legacy of impact through long-term investment in Calgary and area.

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74% of employees say their job is more fulfilling when they can make a positive impact at work.

Actions for workplaces

Giving back makes good business sense. See how your company can partner with United Way to grow its philanthropic reputation, inspire employee engagement, and help solve complex social issues.


Inspire employees to give back

With 80 years of experience, we can help you deliver meaningful giving and volunteering experiences that engage and inspire employees.

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Become a corporate sponsor

Achieve or exceed your community investment goals through sponsorship opportunities that strengthen communities in every corner of Calgary and area.

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Invest in top talent

Help high-potential employees grow sought-after business skills (and bring them back to your company!) through our Sponsored Employee Program.

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Join a change-making group

We are strongest when we come together to improve the lives of everyone around us. Join a community of like-minded people dedicated to creating social change in Calgary and area.

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Join Gen Next

Connect with other Calgarians in their 20s and 30s and help shape the future of our community. Gen Next brings together young professionals with a passion for philanthropy.

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Join Women United

Help create equal opportunity for all. Unite with a network of strong female philanthropists to lead lasting social change in our local community.

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Join the movement

There are so many ways you can help make Calgary and area a great place to live and work. Connect with one of our philanthropy officers and discover how you can take action.

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Explore local issues and people taking action in your community

Everyone deserves to live a great life in a great place. Meet local people who are helping to make it happen.

Meet volunteers

The biggest issues facing our community today can be tough to see and even tougher to solve—but you can help.

Discover local issues
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