About The Alex

The Alex is changing how we look at health care in Calgary. Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on.


We know that good health is the complete state of physical, mental, emotional and economic well-being. We cannot enjoy whole health when we are hungry, when we are in chronic pain, when we don’t have a roof over our head, when we feel disconnected from our community, when we are living in poverty. And fixing one of these issues while ignoring the rest is just a band-aid solution.

The Alex breaks down access and social barriers and tailors our services to meet individuals’ needs. From babies to seniors, our clients are as unique and special as the care they receive.

Our focus is crisis prevention, and our team of professionals work hard to step in before long-term interventions are needed, giving preventative care in a welcoming, easy to access environment. Since 1973, our cost-effective programs have saved millions in taxpayer dollars by moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness.

Prevention

Accessibility

Innovation

visits to Alex Health Centres in 2016

It’s fun, it’s neat, it’s dynamic, it’s always challenging. I think that’s one of the amazing things about The Alex – to look and find where services aren’t being implemented and where the needs are and if that’s not working, let’s find a new and innovative way to make that happen!

Alex Staff Member

OUR MISSION

Delivering innovative and accessible health and social solutions

OUR VISION

A community of healthy individuals

Alex History - 1973

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The Alex was granted charitable status. As a recognized non-profit, funding and grant opportunities ... Read more

Alex History - 2001

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The Community Health Bus launched in 2001 and was the only service of its kind in Western Canada. Th... Read more

Alex History - 2006

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The Alex Family Health Centre and Administrative group moved to its current location on Centre Stree... Read more

Alex History - 2007

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Pathways to Housing was launched in 2007. Based on the Housing First model, this program places ind... Read more

Alex History - 2008

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The Alex was officially designated as a teaching site for residents and students of the Faculty of M... Read more

Alex History - 2009

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HomeBase was launched in 2009. This comprehensive housing program connects Calgary’s homeless with... Read more

Alex History - 2012

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The Youth Health Bus was launched in January 2012. The first of its kind in Canada, the bus visits e... Read more

Alex History - 2013

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The Alex Dental Health Bus officially joined our Mobile Health Fleet in January 2013. Serving vulner... Read more

Alex History - 2017

X Marks the Spot! We  moved several of our services to a new location just steps from the Frankl...
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The Alex

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#101 2840 2 Ave SE
Calgary AB T2A 7X9
403-520-2260
info@thealex.ca
CRA# 13282 4905 RR0001

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