• 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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  • TACKLING POVERTY IN CANADA AT THE CITY LEVEL | POSTED: 2016-04-07
    The Daily: When Mayors Lead, Reducing Poverty in Cities Across Canada
    United Way

    Economics|News|Social

    Mayor Nenshi is currently attending a three day summit in Edmonton aimed at tackling poverty across Canada. From The Calgary Herald, “The conference, titled Cities Reducing Poverty: When Mayors Lead, features pan... (more)

  • THE AFTERMATH OF A PANIC ATTACK IN PHOTOS. | POSTED: 2016-04-13
    The Daily: Panic Attacks Are Scary
    United Way

    Education|Family|Health|News

    Last week, Amber Smith from Warwickshire, England, revealed something about herself that many of her Facebook friends didn’t know: she suffers from panic attacks. Read her post in full here. According to the Mental Hea... (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)

  • 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)

  • STANDING #ALBERTASTRONG WITH OUR NEIGHBOURS TO THE NORTH. | POSTED: 2016-05-09
    Moving towards recovery and rebuilding in Fort McMurray
    United Way

    Events|News

    The local firefighters are getting some rest now that reinforcements from across the country and around the world have arrived in Fort McMurray. For the 80,000+ evacuees that fled the raging wildfire that took their home... (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)

  • THEY SAY A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, BUT IN THIS CASE, PICTURES ARE WORTH AN EDUCATION, MEDICAL OR EMERGENCY SUPPLIES. | POSTED: 2016-06-20
    A picture is worth more than a thousand words…
    United Way

    Culture|Curious|Events|Lifestyle|Media|Social

    100 Cameras is a social enterprise dedicated to integrating artistic education and community development, kind of like Gen Next Calgary’s Urban Exposure Project. Underprivileged kids across the globe are taught photojo... (more)

  • A QUICK ROUNDUP OF THE SOCIAL ISSUES THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IN MAY. | POSTED: 2016-05-02
    5 Social Issues On Our Radar In May
    United Way

    News|Social

    The month of May is already upon us, and with it comes many responsibilities, such as taco-eating on Cinco de Mayo and celebrating the only Friday the 13th to occur this year. Seriously though, May has a lot going [&hell... (more)

  • EXCUSE THE UNINTENTIONAL RHYMING... | POSTED: 2016-06-27
    It’s never too late to graduate.
    United Way

    Education|Events|Social

    The end of the school year is here and summer is in full swing. For ten adults in the Never Too Late program however, graduation was a celebration of where they’ve been and what it took to get here. […]... (more)