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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

Community Supporters

Skip the Depot

Skip the Depot

Get door-to-door bottle pick-up through Skip the Depot, and choose The Alex as your designated charity!

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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

Assisted Self Isolation Site – The Alex COVID response

Assisted Self Isolation Site – The Alex COVID response

In response to COVID-19 Pandemic, The Alex partnered with Alberta Health Services (AHS), The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) and CUPS to establish the Assisted Self Isolation Site out of a need to provide medically supported accommodations for those experiencing homelessness who needed to self-isolate. It’s a stellar example of not only system-wide collaboration, but the power of human kindness.

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Shannon Hawryluk on Oral Health

Shannon Hawryluk on Oral Health

Oral Health is an occasionally overlooked part of overall physical well-being. In honour of Oral Health Month, and Dental Hygienist Week, we had a discussion with Shannon, our Oral Health Team Lead about her journey, oral health, and the ways in which The Alex’s programs provide support to vulnerable populations.

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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.