• VéRONIQUE PELLETIER'S 2016 PHOTO ESSAY
    Community Hubs: Place, Spaces & Programs
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    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?
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    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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  • THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL BUDGET WAS OFFICIALLY BEEN UNVEILED YESTERDAY - WE GOT YOU COVERED. | POSTED: 2016-04-15
    The Daily: #Budget2016 #abpoli
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    Economics|News|Social

    The Alberta provincial budget has officially been unveiled and love it or hate it, it’s certainly the talk of the town. Major changes include a carbon tax at the pump and a carbon tax rebate (if you meet the […]... (more)

  • FEELING CONNECTED TO OTHERS IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR HEALTH. | POSTED: 2016-04-22
    The Daily: 5 Ways Social Connection Makes You Healthier
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    Curious|Family|Health|Human Nature|News|Science

    It’s science… Feeling connected to others is as important to your PHYSICAL health as exercise and eating your greens. In fact, one study suggests that being lonely is worse for you, physically speaking, than smoking.... (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)

  • DID YOU KNOW THAT NOT PAYING A C TRAIN TICKET COULD MEAN JAIL TIME? | POSTED: 2016-05-16
    Homeless Man Spends Time In Jail Over A Transit Ticket
    United Way

    News|Social

    Kevin Weaver, featured in our piece Up The Elevator, recently spent 6 days in prison over an unpaid C Train ticket. According to Justice Minister and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley, “2,000 people are jailed annually... (more)

  • ANYONE ELSE FEEL LIKE AUGUST JUST SNUCK UP ON US? | POSTED: 2016-08-04
    5 Things On Our Radar for August
    United Way

    Events|News|Social

    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)

  • CALGARIANS ARE FEELING ANXIOUS AND DISTRESSED AS YYC SOCIAL AGENCIES FACE RECORD NEEDS AND LEVELS OF EMOTIONAL VITAL SIGNS. | POSTED: 2016-07-11
    ICYMI Record levels of distress and food insecurity in YYC
    United Way

    Economics|Health|Media

    It might be time to two step and wolf down mac and cheese stuffed burgers this week, but Calgarians are feeling anxious and distressed as YYC social agencies face record needs and levels of emotional vital signs. “Dist... (more)

  • INTERGENERATIONAL DAY IS JUNE 1 | POSTED: 2016-06-01
    Intergenerational Day
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    Culture|Events|Health|Lifestyle|Social

    In 2012, Mayor Nenshi officially declared June 1st Intergenerational Day in Calgary.  It’s a day to recognize and celebrate different generations and the value they bring to each other and our community at large. We a... (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
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    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)

  • 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)