About The Alex

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, or isolated, or experiencing mental health struggles.

Navigating a complex system of service-providers can be challenging for those who need the help the most. This is why we offer an extensive scope of services all under one roof reducing the need for our community members to have to find the time and resources to go elsewhere.

We also know effective care means being in the right place at the right time, so programs like our Community Food Centre and Seniors Health Centre are nestled in the heart of their communities, and our mobile units travel across the city to identified areas of need.

At the heart of every Alex program is a rigorous evaluation process, ensuring that our services are meeting the needs of our community, and moving the needle on their health and wellness. We know our approach works, because we have seen the transformation of thousands of lives.

Building community, treating people with dignity, and supporting their paths to wellness – these are all fundamental values of The Alex.

Together, we are changing health, and changing lives.

Health

Housing

Community

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

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