• 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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  • DOGS TO MEET AND GREET PASSENGERS AT CALGARY AIRPORT | POSTED: 2016-04-12
    The Daily: FlyYYC about to get some four-legged guests
    United Way

    Culture|Curious|Health|News

    We love this new initiative from PALS and Calgary’s International Airport who are partnering up to bring volunteers and their four legged friends to the airport during busy times. The program aims to help reduce st... (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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

    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)

  • WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE? | POSTED: 2016-04-06
    The Daily: If the world were 100 people…
    United Way

    Culture|Curious|Media|News|Social

    An interesting video from GOOD magazine showing how our world would look if there was only 100 people. Watch and let us know what stat surprised you the most!... (more)

  • WE'VE ALL GOT BASIC NEEDS IN COMMON - WHAT ARE THEY? | POSTED: 2015-11-09
    You can’t live without this.
    United Way

    Quiz

    What are basic needs? Who are able to make their basic needs? Take the quiz to test your knowledge on this topic and share your thoughts using #yycconnects!... (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)

  • 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)