United Way of Calgary and Area



United Way of Calgary and Area
Suite 600, 1202 Centre Street SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 5A5

Phone: (403) 231-6265
Fax. (403) 355-3135

Email: uway@calgaryunitedway.org

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Web. www.calgaryunitedway.org

United Way is a registered charity. Business Number 13022 9750 RR0001

What We Do

Increasingly, we are examining the underlying causes of social problems - such as poverty - and developing long-term solutions to reduce and even eliminate them.

We collaborate with individuals, communities, business, government and organizations to achieve positive change. And through the power of working together, we help people in need gain greater independence, safety, confidence and dignity.

As we have for more than 65 years, we direct Calgarians' donations to where they're needed most. This year, United Way is investing $40.8 million to help people in Calgary and area lead healthier lives, build stronger families and communities, become self-sufficient and give children and youth opportunities for the future.

United Way gives individuals and families the opportunity to reach their potential and improve their quality of life. Whether we fund programs that teach conflict-resolution skills to a high-risk family, enable a senior to live independently or help a high school student stay in school, United Way’s impact is local, tangible and meaningful.

We rely on a diverse group to achieve positive outcomes in our community.
* A volunteer Board of Directors determines United Way's direction, advises employees and takes responsibility for financial decisions and performance. The Board members are accountable for achieving United Way of Calgary and Area's objectives.

* Our Campaign Cabinet helps develop our campaign plans and strategies, plus they play a pivotal role in mobilizing the thousands of Calgarians who contribute to our success each year.

* Through the power of working together with thousands of volunteers from workplace campaigns, agencies, donors and our Campaign Cabinet and Board of Directors, we are able to achieve greater awareness and positive change in addressing and overcoming social issues.

* Our staff bring experience, talent and commitment to our organization and our community. Staff members carry out the vision of our Board and Campaign Cabinet and are the stewards of the funds we receive from donors for investments in the community.

* Through your donations, we work with several agencies in our community. Plus we invest in priority issues and initiatives in the community to develop long-term solutions in:
-Supporting people living in vulnerable situations
-Improving lives for economically challenged families and reducing poverty
-Ensuring the success of children and youth
-Sustained Poverty Reduction
-Aboriginal Youth and Education Strategy
-The Calgary Children's Initiative
-211 Calgary.
Our area community partnerships in High River, Okotoks, Cochrane and Strathmore, ensure people in towns and communities around Calgary have access to the support they need.