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At The Alex we see the whole story of health.

We meet everyone where they are at, and treat all people with dignity and respect. If you are looking for support with your physical or mental health, addiction, food security, or housing stability, find out how you can become part of the Alex family.


We can help you find new ways to feel more secure and stable in your life, including good physical and mental health, food security and more.


Together, there is nothing but possibility. Our community is stronger when everyone has a chance to participate in activities that are meaningful to them.


We listen, we understand, and see each person for who they really are. Your story matters, and is part of your journey to wellness.


We know good health is so much more than just physical. We believe in wraparound care, and supporting of all the things that make us feel well.

“Without the Alex’s support, love, friendship, and services I would never have been able to be truly me. They gave me the tools and support to grow.”

The Alex Community Member

Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

The Big Social

The Big Social

The Alex is serving up delicious meal kits so you can make dinner for 4 and support good food in your community. Order before Oct 28!

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photo of the outside of The Alex building

What’s in a name?

The Alex was named after its original home in a local sandstone schoolhouse but has embraced its true identity through the root meaning of “Alex” as a defender of humankind.

Inspired by yes.

Because life’s not simple, our solutions rarely come ready-made. And that’s OK. We tailor them to the person before us. The open hearts and creative minds at the Alex see what’s really needed – and invent the solution. We’ve seen the incredible transformation of thousands of lives.

The Alex Blog

Liza and Tessie’s Story

Liza and Tessie’s Story

Five years ago, Liza and her husband Nathan moved to Calgary from the Philippines. Liza was pregnant at the time and was excited to start a new life with her new family in Canada.

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Jordan’s Story

Jordan’s Story

On an unseasonably hot day in June, Jordan visited The Alex Youth Health Centre. She’d heard about The Alex years ago from a friend, but didn’t know much about it. As she bled from her wrist that afternoon, it was the only place she could think of to go.

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Community Stories

Keeley’s Story

Community Food Centre

Huda’s story

Youth Health Bus

Our vision

The Alex envisions a healthy and caring community where everyone is valued and can thrive.

Our mission

To improve quality of life through accessible and integrated health, housing and social services.

Together, there is nothing but possibility.

We can strengthen our community. We can tackle tough health and social issues, walking alongside people from crisis to wellness and from challenge to change.