The Alex is a hub for vulnerable Calgarians, with a reach to our highest-need areas.
Since 1973, The Alex has provided thoughtful, comprehensive care to vulnerable Calgarians. With clinical and social components included in almost all of our programs, The Alex tackles tough health and social issues head-on, and our preventative, cost-effective approach saves taxpayer dollars by moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness.
The Alex serves a community with complex health needs, often the result of issues such as poverty, trauma, homelessness, or addiction. At The Alex whole health is the goal – and you can’t be healthy if you are hungry, isolated, or experiencing mental health struggles.
The Alex Blog
This report shines a spotlight on the incredible work The Alex has achieved over the past few months. It is a testament not only to the work we do, but the work you have done to provide critical support during this time, as funders, donors, community partners and friends.
The Alex Community Food Centre parking lot has been transformed into an outdoor market for the coming summer months. Ensuring physical distancing, but celebrating social togetherness, the market is providing a spark of community spirit in the Greater Forest Lawn area.
Your donation to our Area of Greatest Need gives us the flexibility to respond to our community during COVID-19.
Check out all of the local businesses who are donating proceeds of sales, and support our local economy while supporting The Alex!
Support The Alex
The Big Social is back and better than ever! From October 9 to 25, thousands of people in Calgary and across the country will connect, in-person or online, to share food and raise money for healthy food programs and services that support people living on low incomes.
It’s easy to join. Just sign up to host at www.bigsocial.ca, set a fundraising goal, invite guests, and ask them to make a donation. Your proceeds will got to The Alex Community Food Centre, supporting people to eat well, cook healthy, connect with their community and take action on the issues that affect their lives.