• ANYONE ELSE FEEL LIKE AUGUST JUST SNUCK UP ON US?
    5 Things On Our Radar for August
    United Way

    Events

    Anyone else feel like August just snuck up on us? Summer is moving too fast but the sun is shining after a couple questionable days and we hope you’re able to get your dose of vitamin D! Still, feeling […]... (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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  • ARTIST HOPES ART WILL CONNECT NEIGHBOURS. | POSTED: 2016-05-26
    City Unveils New Art at Quarry Park
    United Way

    Culture|News|Social

    Canadian artist Adad Hannah built a structure in Quarry Park called The Fold that he hopes will bring neighbours together. “On one level it’s sort of a big sculpture you can look at, but it’s also something your ki... (more)

  • SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE JUST TAKES A LITTLE FOCUS. | POSTED: 2016-01-15
    The 2016 Urban Exposure Project
    United Way

    Culture|Curious|Education|Events

      “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” ― Jane Jacobs How much do you really know about your city and the struggles peo... (more)

  • LEARN THE FACTS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS IN YYC | POSTED: 2015-07-10
    What do you know about homelessness?
    United Way

    Quiz

    Do you know what constitutes homelessness? How many Calgarians worry about having enough money for housing? Take our quiz to test your knowledge about the issue of homelessness in YYC and beyond!... (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)

  • 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)

  • AN INTERVIEW WITH DI RESIDENT KEVIN | POSTED: 2015-09-15
    Up the Elevator
    United Way

    Human Nature|Social

    Written by Santana Blanchette Photograph by Chelsea Lees Meet Kevin, a cheery 59-year-old man with a comforting air like your favourite uncle; a permanent, easy grin rests on his face and he’s never heard a dirty joke ... (more)

  • 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)

  • HOW ARE YOU DOING GOOD FOR YOUR CITY? | POSTED: 2015-12-01
    Top 5 Ways to Give in Calgary this December
    United Way

    Curious|Events|Lifestyle

    The temperature has dropped, we are well past the first flakes of snow and seasonal parties beckon. But, this year has been a challenging one for Calgary, with the economic downturn affecting many. At last count we had m... (more)

  • MAKING SUSHI ROLLS AND TALKING EDUCATION | POSTED: 2016-06-17
    Sushi Rolling and Social Issues
    United Way

    Culture|Events|Social

    It’s not often you share a table and a dipping bowl with twelve strangers, but at Bold Conversations at Goro + Gun on June 7, that’s exactly what happened. The event was a sushi rolling and social issues chat [&helli... (more)

  • 5 THINGS TO KEEP ON YOUR RADAR TO STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR COMMUNITY. | POSTED: 2016-06-30
    5 Things On Our Radar in July
    United Way

    Events|Lifestyle|News|Social

    July in Calgary is pretty magic. The month starts off with a bang with Canada Day and soon after we are swept up in the throes of The Calgary Stampede. Summer’s not all fun in the sun though, this […]... (more)