• VéRONIQUE PELLETIER'S 2016 PHOTO ESSAY
    Community Hubs: Place, Spaces & Programs
    United Way

    Culture

    Véronique Pelletier is passionate about cities and the great outdoors. As a planner, she understands the ecological, social, and economic impacts of urban form. She believes that municipal policies go a long way in maki... (more)

  • BRAGGING RIGHTS AVAILABLE HERE.
    How well do you know YYC?
    United Way

    In honour of Canada Day, the Calgary Stampede and Folk Fest in July, we want to know how well do you know your city? Take our quiz of random facts about the city and share your Calgary pride!

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  • EVER WONDERED WHAT SIMPLE ACTION YOU CAN TAKE TO MAKE YYC BETTER? WE GOT YOU. | POSTED: 2016-04-11
    What should you do to make your community better?
    United Way

    Quiz

    Ever wondered what simple action you can take to make YYC better? We got you covered.... (more)

  • YYC AS TOLD THROUGH OUR STORIES. | POSTED: 2016-04-20
    The Daily: Humans of Calgary – Because Everyone Has a Story
    United Way

    Culture|Curious|Human Nature|Media

    We can’t help it – little glimpses into people’s stories like Humans of New York are so addictive! And, since we have our own version in YYC, we’ll just be over here scrolling through their Insta, 73 weeks b... (more)

  • BRAGGING RIGHTS AVAILABLE HERE. | POSTED: 2016-06-30
    How well do you know YYC?
    United Way

    In honour of Canada Day, the Calgary Stampede and Folk Fest in July, we want to know how well do you know your city? Take our quiz of random facts about the city and share your Calgary pride! Photo credit […]... (more)

  • COULD YOU MAKE THE MONTH? | POSTED: 2015-11-03
    The Economics of Poverty in Canada
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    Economics|Education

    Written by Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist with ATB Financial, author, and economic commentator. Follow him on Twitter @ABEconomist or toddhirsch.com 1 in 10 Canadians live in poverty. It’s a reality that we have come to... (more)

  • IT'S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY! | POSTED: 2016-03-08
    5 Powerful Facts about Women and Poverty
    United Way

    Culture|Curious|News

    It’s International Women’s Day #IWD2016 on March 8, and this year’s theme is all about gender parity, that is closing the gap between access to education for girls and boys. With the current rate of progress, we wo... (more)

  • TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON MENTAL HEALTH AND IT'S EFFECTS ON CANADIANS | POSTED: 2016-01-18
    How do mental health issues impact Calgarians?
    United Way

    Quiz

    Today is #BlueMonday and while the day might be a myth according to some studies, it’s the perfect opportunity to chat more about mental health. Share your thoughts using #yycconnects Title image credit to Heather ... (more)

  • CALL 2-1-1 TO FIND THE SUPPORT YOU NEED | POSTED: 2016-06-13
    The Daily: We Haven’t Shared This Enough
    United Way

    Health

    We could all use a helping hand at some point, the trick is to know where to go to find the help you need. Enter 2-1-1, a free service to connect you to the right community and social services, […]... (more)

  • LOCAL FOOD IN YYC | POSTED: 2016-03-29
    Calgary Food Gets A Little More Local
    United Way

    Culture|Events|Lifestyle|News|Social

    Local food has become a bit of a catch-all phrase over the past decade. We’ve seen the 100-mile diet– a kick-starter for all types of people trying to eat local- and we’ve seen big grocery stores trying to adop... (more)

  • CATCHING OUR EYE TODAY... | POSTED: 2016-04-04
    The Daily: More and More Young Girls Are Hurting Themselves in Canada
    United Way

    Health|News|Social

    Young girls in Canada are poisoning themselves and intentionally cutting themselves at greater numbers. The CBC looks at this dangerous phenomenon: Self-harm by girls on the rise, ‘overwhelming’ emergency dep... (more)