• 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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  • WE'RE ONE TODAY! | POSTED: 2016-04-27
    It’s Our Birthday!
    United Way

    News

    It’s our birthday! Today we’re blowing out candles (because you can never have too many…) while plotting and dreaming about connecting all of YYC. On that note, we want to hear from you! Share your thoughts on the... (more)

  • GOOGLE TAKES A STAND AGAINST PAYDAY LOANS | POSTED: 2016-05-31
    The Daily: Google will Ban Payday Lending Ads
    United Way

    Economics|News

    In a timely (and unprecedented) move, Google has decided to ban all ads for payday loans and related products as they are financially harmful to consumers. It is the first time Google has taken a step like this, which [&... (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)

  • WATCH FOR THESE THINGS HAPPENING IN YYC IN JUNE. | POSTED: 2016-06-01
    5 Social Issues on our Radar in June
    United Way

    Culture|Events|Social

    School bags are getting tossed by the wayside in time for summer months filled with warm days and long nights. June is a lovely month to get involved with those around you; neighbours and friend and especially the often ... (more)

  • HOW CAN YOU HELP MAKE CALGARY INCREDIBLE? | POSTED: 2015-04-27
    Welcome to YYC Connects!
    United Way

    News

    Welcome to YYC Connects, Calgary’s hub for action on social issues in our city. This is the place to see what’s impacting Calgary and make a difference. YYC Connects is managed by United Way of Calgary and Area. Cal... (more)

  • A NEW SOCIAL MEDIA APP AIMS TO CONNECT, ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS STRUGGLING THROUGH MENTAL ILLNESS | POSTED: 2016-04-11
    The Daily: Calgarian Launches Mental Health Care App
    United Way

    Culture|Education|Health|News

    Inspired by his own battle with depression, Calgarian Daman Parmar created an app designed to foster a community of support around mental health issues. Released for Android and coming soon for iPhones, check out FoveoCa... (more)

  • FINDING THE POSITIVE IN TOUGH SITUATIONS. | POSTED: 2016-04-14
    The Daily: Calgary dad turns his job loss into a positive by finding thrifty ways to spend time with his son
    United Way

    Culture|Curious|Events|Family|News

    When Calgarian Bryan Goehringer lost his job last fall, he turned to social media to showcases all the cheap and fun things he found to do with his 2 year old son. Read more via CBC here. Cheers to […]... (more)

  • IF YOU WANT TO SEE CHANGE STOP PLAYING ARMCHAIR QUARTERBACK | POSTED: 2015-11-09
    Do More Than Nothing
    United Way

    Education|Social|Uncategorized

    Written by Sheldon Smart of yegForward Photo by Urban Exposure Participant Vina Nguyen ‘What do you call a barrel of raw sewage, with a drop of fine Bordeaux wine in it? A barrel of raw sewage, of course… Now, [&hell... (more)

  • BEING A MENTOR IS ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES OUT THERE... | POSTED: 2016-03-06
    What kind of mentor are you?
    United Way

    Quiz

    There are so many kids in Calgary who in need of the positive support of an adult, whether through a formal mentorship, or informal hangs. But are you cut out to be a mentor? Take the quiz and find […]... (more)