COVID-19: How You Can Help


Your donation to our Area of Greatest Needs will help ensure lasting support in both the short term and long term.

We are all unsure of what awaits us in the future, but The Alex is preparing for increased need from vulnerable Calgarians as this crisis continues.

Message from our CEO


Thank you for being a part of The Alex family. We deeply appreciate your support of our organization and the vulnerable people whom we serve, particularly at this time.

Our team has worked tirelessly to adapt and reorganize our entire operation to create new ways of supporting our community. I am truly in awe of the commitment and ingenuity of our staff and how they’ve ‘come together’ to find solutions despite creating needed physical distance between us.

We’ve had to be as responsive and nimble as we’ve ever been before, to ensure our community is safe, and their needs are met. We have realigned and integrated our programs and services to meet the most pressing needs of thousands of people we serve.

Physical distancing is necessary, but true social distancing would be a terrible blow for our already vulnerable community. We’ve ceased group food and social programming and are rolling out our new Social Dispatch Centre which involves the re-deployment of our food, social and wellness staff members. The goal of the Social Dispatch Centre is to provide essential, safe and sustainable supports during COVID-19 including information and outreach services to provide food and support other basic needs as well as providing isolated community members with someone to talk to.

The Alex is also building internal capacity to ensure we can meet the ongoing needs of the community. We anticipate that the need for our services will increase and we have started the work to ensure we can meet the added demand.

You can keep up-to-date on our programs by reading our blog

During the COVID-19 crisis we want to ensure continuity of the essential programming our community depends on. This includes:

• physical and mental health services,
• social and basic needs supports
• food and wellness programming

So not only am I thanking you for supporting The Alex, but also for supporting our team; the people who are delivering on our promise to support vulnerable Calgarians; the people who provide health, housing and social supports to our neighbours, many whom would not have anywhere else to turn. You make that possible. And I can say with deep pride that we are honoring that commitment.

– Joy Bowen-Eyre, CEO

React. Reframe. Respond

Read all about our response to the first three months of COVID-19

Community Support: How you can help!

#Here4YYC Campaign

The Calgary Chamber of Commerce has proudly partnered with Local Laundry to create merchandise that supports the Calgary community through COVID-19.

These items are truly #Here4YYC by supporting Canadian manufacturing, jobs, and a diversified Canadian economy. All proceeds will be donated to The Alex Community Food Centre.

As Calgary powers up, show your support for local business and make an impact in our community.

Buy yours today!

Parts + Labor CommuniTee

Proceeds from this special edition t-shirt will go to support The Alex

Buy yours today!

LocalBox Calgary

LocalBox started as a response to the impact of COVID-19 on local small businesses. These lovingly-curated kits are delivered to your door filled with surprise comfort items to keep you calm and cosy.
10% of all sales are directed to The Alex.

Order yours today!

SunyCider Courage Campaign

The Heart of Community is Courage. SunnyCider has added to the #communitycourage campaign with t-shirts and bandanas. Proceeds will be donated to The Alex to support our care for Calgarians who need it most.

Order yours today!

Basic Needs

The Alex is providing food, clothing and hygiene items for our community members. See our full list of needs and learn more about how you can help.

Learn More

Skip the Depot

Turn your bottles and cans into a donation to The Alex with easy app-based pickup schedules. 


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The Alex

#101 2840 2 Ave SE
Calgary AB T2A 7X9
CRA# 13282 4905 RR0001