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Contact Johanna Schwartz
Communications Manager



December 8, 2020, CTV NewsThe Alex’s Holiday Hope Totes Program aims to support community members in need

December 7, 2020, 660 NewsLocal charity launches program to help communities during COVID-19

December 2, 2020, CTV News$30M cost to reintroduce fluoride to Calgary’s drinking water: City report

December 1, 2020, Avenue Magazine, How Calgary Charities and Non-Profits are Adapting to Survive the Pandemic

November 17, 2020, Calgary HeraldAs holiday season looms, COVID-19 pandemic throws survival of Calgary charities in jeopardy

November 10, 2020, Calgary JournalWinter is coming — leaving many Calgary non-profits out in the cold

October 22, 2020, Calgary HeraldCalgary’s homeless shelters prepare for drop in temperatures and surge of COVID-19 infections

October 21, 2020, Global Calgary, Learn more about The Big Social

October 20, 2020, Global CalgaryCalgary restaurants team up to support The Alex with Pasta La Feasta

October 16, 2020, Avenue Magazine5 Good Things That Happened in Calgary

October 16, 2020, CBC Calgary, Calgary food centre shifts to indoors as winter-like weather hits

October 14, 2020, CTV Calgary, Pasta La Feasta supporting The Alex

October 10. 2020, NarcityCalgary’s Having A Massive Pasta Party This Month & 11 Restaurants Have New Dishes For You

September 11, 2020, Globe and MailCalgary doctor sees COVID-19 threat in lack of cold-weather shelter space for homeless

September 3, 2020, CTV News5 clients test positive: COVID-19 outbreak at Calgary homeless shelter

July 13, 2020, Global News, #ChipinforKids: Amid pandemic, Shaw Charity Classic asks for donations to Alberta charities via text

June 9 2020, U of C Faculty of Nursing, During the age of social distancing and COVID-19, how do you stay at home if you are homeless?

May 20, LivewireCideries, brewer pitch in for courageous new mix to help Alex Community Health

May 8, 2020, Calgary Herald, Staff at Calgary’s only assisted self-isolation site dedicated to making a hotel feel like home

May 5, 2020, City of Calgary, The Alex – responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

April 29, 2020, City of Calgary, Calgary’s Assisted Self-Isolation Site – Calgary Homeless Foundation

April 23, 2020, TELUS Talks with Tamara Taggart, Episode 11: Caring for our most vulnerable, with Joy Bowen-Eyre

April 15, 2020, The National Post, COVID-19 isolation hotel for Calgary homeless has first guests, no known cases

April 6, 2020, The Globe and Mail, Calgary establishes isolation spaces for homeless affected by COVID-19 at hotel and Telus Convention Centre

April 6, 2020, LiveWireIsolation rooms set up for Calgary homeless clients with coronavirus 

February 15, 2020, LivewireTwo Wheel View: Bikes the vehicle for social impact in Calgary

January 21, 2020, CBC NewsAlex Community Health Centre debuts its new mobile medical clinic

January 21, 2020, CTV NewsThe Alex and TELUS team up for new community health bus

January 21, 2020, Calgary HeraldNew medical clinic on wheels improves healthcare access at high schools


October 30, 2019, CBC News‘Children are suffering’ as Calgary’s 60+ year fluoride debate drags on, bioethicist says

October 24, 2019, Macleans Magazine, Canada’s best charities 2020

October 15, 2019, CTV Calgary, Pasta La Feasta – Chef Matt Batey speaks about The Alex Community Food Centre

October 15, 2019, Global Calgary, Pasta La Feasta – featuring Geoff Webber of The Alex

October 9, 2019, Western Living Magazine, Why You Should Eat Pasta Nine Times in the Next Two Weeks

October 9, 2019, The YYScenePasta La Feasta festival has Calgary chefs noodling around for the Alex Community Food Centre

September 27, 2019, CBC GEM, Absolutely Canadian Season 19, Episode 39: Breaking Loneliness (documentary feat. Alex Youth Health Centre)

September 22, 2019, CBC CalgaryAlberta youth hospitalized for substance-related concerns at higher rate than average, report finds

August 6, 2019, Avenue Magazine, The Two-Tier Food System

July 3, 2019, CBC Homestretch, ‘I didn’t have to do it alone’: Short films document personal stories of addiction, mental health

June 21, 2019, CTV CalgaryModern and traditional mix to celebrate Indigenous people

May 24, 2019, CBC Eyeopener, Take a walk down Calgary’s International Avenue

May 17, 2019, CBC CalgaryWhy a financially strapped Calgary mother turned down food banks (Audio interview)

February 25, 2019, Star MetroCalgary city council votes to examine research on water fluoridation

February 25, 2019, CBC Calgary, Calgary to study science of fluoride 8 years after removing it from drinking water

February 21, 2019, University of Calgary Faculty of Law, Accurate ID key for personal dignity

January 27, 2019, LiveWire CalgaryBowen Eyre takes reins of Calgary’s Alex Community Health Centre

January 23, 2019, BT Calgary, A taste of the Robbie Burns Bash

January 21, 2019, Eat North,  Calgary’s 3rd annual Robbie Burns Bash to raise funds for The Alex Community Health Centre

January 21, 2019, CTV Morning News, Spotlight on Robbie Burns Bash

January 14, 2019, Star MetroWindsor, Ont. flips back to fluoride — why that’s unlikely to change minds in Calgary

January 11, 2019, Star Metro, As meth use spikes in Calgary, police and addiction experts call for a co-ordinated response

January 10, 2019, Calgary HeraldFormer CBE chair takes over leadership of The Alex Community Health Centre


December 20, 2018, The StarMobile dental care brought to Calgary Drop-In Centre’s clients for first time

December 20, 2018, CTV Calgary, Dental Help before the holidays

December 14, 2018, CTV Calgary, Dental Health Bus back on the road

December 7, 2018, Calgary JournalAlberta’s updated dental fee guide helps no one, says Calgary Urban Project Society director

December 6, 2018, CTV News Alberta Primetime, Dental Health Bus brings the dentist to your door

November 21, 2018, CTV News, On Board the Youth Health Bus

November 15, 2018, CBC News, Needle Debris and the Opioid Crisis

October 27, 2018, Global TV, Fluoride for Health (begins at 9:30)

October 18, 2018, CTV News, Calgary company wants to help collect your empties

October 10, 2018, The Star Metro, United Way Poverty and Hunger Insert

October 10, 2018, Global News Learn more about 2018 Restaurants for Change

September 26, 2018, Eat NorthDine out and do good with Restaurants for Change

September 24, 2018, Global TV Calgary-based bottle collection app promises users will save time and money

September 23, 2018, CBC Calgary, They all speak carrot: Immigrants learn about Canada and meet friends in Calgary garden

August 17, 2018, The Star Metro CalgaryCalgary Fire Department logged a record number of opioid overdose calls in July, shocking everyone but frontline workers (cover story)

July 31, 2018, The Star Metro Calgary, Calgary to implement citywide mental health and addictions strategy

June 18, 2018, The Star Metro Calgary, Local community food centre hopes to change minds about Forest Lawn

June 16, 2018, The Star Metro CalgaryYYC Burger Battle begins

June 15, 2018, The Star Metro CalgaryPathways to Housing helping at-risk Calgarians for a decade

June 8, 2018, CBC CalgarySikh group uses power of food and hundreds of years of tradition to build bridges in Calgary

June 8, 2018, The Star Metro CalgaryImmigrants and young single moms among those who struggle most with poverty

May 1, 2018, The Star Metro CalgaryWhy Alberta plans to offer prescription opioid injections

April 10, 2018, Metro CalgaryCalgary’s low-income transit pass is breaking barriers

January 25, 2018, CTV News, Robbie Burns Day Observed in Calgary

January 18, 2018 Eat North Robbie Burns Bash at Calgary’s St. Louis Hotel raises funds for The Alex

January 13, 2018, Global Morning News Robbie Burns Bash to support The Alex 

January 9, 2018 CTV Morning News, Health Care Hits the Road (Alex Youth Health Bus)


December 22, 2017, CBC CalgaryCalgary Salvation Army only half way to $1.25M fundraising goal as Christmas approaches

November 22, 2017, CTV Calgary, Alberta Introduces new Dental Fee Guide

October 13, 2017, Community Food Centres CanadaHungry for change at The Alex: Youth bring Calgary politicians and community together for dinner and dialogue on food security

October 7, CBC CalgaryRestaurants for Change addresses food insecurity at the dinner table

October, 2017, Spur Magazine Profile of The Alex and CLERC (pg 18)

September, 2017, Calgary Foundation Vital Signs Report, The People’s Gathering (pg. 8)

August 30, 2017, CTV News, On-site interview and footage from Open Mic Night (begins at 14:28)

August 30, 2017, City TV Breakfast Television, Open Mic Night Channels Youth’s Creativity

August 24, 2017, Swerve Magazine, The Alex gives its creative clients a platform to perform

June 22, 2017, Metro CalgaryCalgary brothers go to extreme lengths to raise awareness about fentanyl addiction

June 17, 2017, Global TVCalgary community food centre opens with vine-cutting celebration

April 11, 2017, CTV CalgaryVeteran dentist providing underprivileged kids with dental care

April 8, 2017, Calgary HeraldCalgary youths create mural for 150+ Reasons We Love Canada

March 30, 2017, MetroCalgary clothing swap hopes to help LGBTQ2S+ people to dress for success

March 24, 2017, University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing BlogGrad student uses technology to open doors for learning and health care innovation

March 17, 2017, Canadian Running Calgary man gets lost for 10 hours while training for ultramarathon

March 16, 2017, Calgary HeraldCalgary man training for marathon lost for over ten hours in Kananaskis

February 27, 2017, Metro CalgaryFunding announcement falls short: Nurse Practitioner Association of Alberta

February 24, 2017, Global NewsAlberta grant allows for expanded hours, more nurse practitioners at health centres

February 24, 2017, CBC CalgaryNurse practitioners hired in Calgary, Edmonton under pilot project

February 24, 2017, Calgary HeraldHealth-care centres get $10 million to hire more nurse practitioners

February 1, 2017, CTV Calgary, The Alex secures a new home (video)

January 31, 2017, Calgary Herald, The Alex preparing for a major move

January 15, 2017, Calgary HeraldAlex Dental Health Bus sees growing demand for dental care in Calgary, hosting clinic for disadvantaged families

January 15, 2017, Metro CalgaryDonation keeps The Alex Dental Health Bus rolling


October 27, 2016, Calgary Now (Shaw TV), Alberta’s Fentanyl Crisis Part 1

October 27, 2016, Calgary Now (Shaw TV), Alberta’s Fentanyl Crisis Part 2

October 20, 2016, Global TVShaw Charity Classic eclipses $5 million in charity donations

September 22, 2016, Global News, At-risk, homeless Calgary teens reconnect with school through unique program

September 20, 2016, Avenue Magazine, The Alex Community Food Centre Celebrates Its Soft Launch on September 20

September 14, 2016, The Current – CBCTooth decay up in Calgary kids after fluoride removed from drinking water: study

September 12, 2016, National PostCalgary’s poor suffered when city councillors bought into conspiracy theories about fluoride

September 7, 2016, Global TV, Calgary fluoride debate: councillors push for ‘objective assessment’ from health institute

August 19, 2016, Calgary Herald, More parents unable to afford children’s dental care in poor economy

July 18, 2016, Global TVProviding information about prenatal care to new mothers (CenteringPregnancy)

June 27, 2016, GrainsWest Magazine, The Table is Set (Alex Community Food Centre)

June 21, 2016, CBCLong waitlists for low-income dental care called unacceptable

June 18, 2016, Global TVWestern Canada’s first community food centre to open in Calgary

June 18, 2016, CTV, A Sneak Peek at The Alex Community Food Centre

June 17, 2016, Calgary HeraldQ+A: Alberta’s first community food centre to open in Calgary later this year

April 29, 2016, UToday, Alberta’s deputy minister of health calls on public health researchers for expertise

April 14, 2016, Calgary SunCUPS cuts dental program

March 4, 2016, CBC News, The Alex to open community food centre in Calgary

March 3, 2016, BT Calgary, On Location – The Alex Community Food Centre

February 22, 2016, CBC NewsNew youth detox beds in Alberta cheered, but some want more action

February 21, 2016, Metro CalgaryFluoride debate: The Alex sees growing demand for dental services

February 19,  2016, Calgary HeraldEditorial: Nothing to smile about

February 18, 2016, National PostCalgary’s health officer urges council to rethink fluoride removal after study showing alarming spike in cavities for kids

February 18, 2016, Calgary HeraldFortney: Fluoride fight is back with a vengeance

February 18, 2016, Calgary HeraldCalgary city councillors defend fluoride decision

February 17, 2016, CBC NewsLack of fluoride in Calgary drinking water leads to rise in kids’ tooth decay, study indicates

February 17, 2016, Calgary HeraldFluoride study triggers calls for council rethink

February 13, 2016, CBC Calgary, Calgary Syrian refugees get bus-based dental care

February 13, 2016, CTV Calgary, Dental bus helps Syrian refugees

February 12, 2016, Metro Calgary Calgary Syrian Refugees to get free dental check-ups from Alex Dental Health Bus


November 20, 2015, CBC Radio – The Homestretch, Alex Youth Health Bus

October 29, 2015, Alberta Views, The Gap: Why doesn’t health care include teeth?

October 27, 2015, CBC National “Keeping Canada Alive Season One”   Improving Access to Dental Care in Canada

October 26, 2015, Avenue MagazineThe Alex Community Food Centre is Set to Open in 2016

October 15, 2015, Calgary HeraldDine out Oct. 21 to help all Canadians access healthy food through fundraiser

September 21, 2015, Calgary Herald, Mock election used to encourage homeless Calgarians to vote

September 19, 2015, Metro CalgaryCalgary’s homeless prepare for mock vote

September 19, 2015, Global Calgary‘Harvest Moon’ raises money for Calgary’s first community food centre

August 9, 2015, Calgary HeraldNew urban fruit orchard to benefit Calgary Homeless Foundation tenants

August 9, 2015, Global NewsNew orchard helps Calgary’s most vulnerable

May 12, 2015, Toronto Star, Graffiti-tagged RV becomes Ontario’s first mobile mental health clinic

April 21, 2015, Metro CalgaryNew little free library expected to alleviate stress and reconnect Calgary youth

April 19, 2015, Global Calgary, Alberta children suffering because dental care is out of reach

April 19, 2015, Calgary SUN, Big smiles for underprivileged Calgary kids at free SAIT dental clinic

April 19, 2015, Calgary Metro, Calgary youth in need see day of free dental care

Spring 2015, Apple Magazine, Delivering a vision for oral health

March 18, 2015, Calgary MetroAlberta health minister seeks to expand school-based mental health services

March 16, 2015, Calgary MetroCalgary’s most vulnerable benefiting from ancient Chinese medicine

February 9 2015, CTV Alberta: Alberta Primetime, The Alex Mobile Dental Health Centre (video)

January 25, 2015, Calgary HeraldProvince creates working group to tackle LGBTQ youth homelessness

January 25. 2015, Calgary HeraldAlleviating dental discomfort in Alberta likely to cause more financial pain than elsewhere in Canada

January 8, 2015, Metro NewsJump in heroin charges contributes to increase in Calgary drug offences


December 31, 2014, Calgary Herald, Five things to know about the Alex Dental Health Bus

December, 2014, CBC News, Dental decay rampant in Calgary children, pediatric dentist says

December 4 , 2014, Calgary Herald, The Alex Dental Health Bus: a real, live tooth fairy

December 4, 2014, Metro NewsEnd Calgary homelessness by addressing housing, mental health, and aboriginal issues: Panel

November 29, 2014, Global News, Calgary’s Child (video)

November 7, 2014, Breakfast Television, CenteringPregnancy Program (video)

September 18, 2014, CTV News, Holistic based pilot project to provide support at select southeast schools

September 14, 2014, Spruce Meadows, Horses Jump and Take Flight to New Homes

September 9, 2014, CBC NewsEarly Snowfall has Homeless Groups Scrambling for Clothing

July 10, 2014, Global News, Recovery and Healing Addiction – An Alternative to the “War on Drugs”

June 5, 2014, Calgary Sun, Spruce Meadows Offers Flood Victims a Leg Up

June 5, 2014, Calgary HeraldThe Alex Dental Health Bus, Calgary

March 13, 2014, CBC NewsCalgary man finds a home after a year tenting in parkades, garbage rooms

March 9, 2014, U Magazine, University of Calgary, The Wheels on the Bus Go…

March 9, 2014, Metro NewsCrystal meth addiction on the rise in Alberta: Data

February 3, 2014, CBC News, The Homestretch, Youth homelessness in Calgary

January 21, 2014, CTV NewsMental health puts people on the path to recovery


November 13, 2013, Global News, The Alex clients document struggles, resiliency

October 2013, Canadian Homelessness Research Network PressHousing First in Canada: Supporting Communities to End Homelessness

October 2013, Avenue Magazine, The Alex Mobile Health Fleet

October 29, 2013, Metro News, New Alberta Health Services CEO eyes better mental health strategies for children

October 7, 2013, SHAW Go TV – Former Homeless Man Spreads Hope

September 19, 2013, Alberta Government, The Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction, True Leadership Award – Pathways to Housing

September 19, 2013, CTV News CalgaryA new re-SORCe for Calgary’s most vulnerable

June 12, 2013, Global Calgary, Plan to End Homelessness Targets Most Vulnerable

May, 2013, Vital Signs Magazine, The Alex – Forty Years of Caring for Calgarians

May 31, 2013, Swerve, There’s No Place Like HomeBase

May 8, 2013, Swerve, The Alex Dental Health Bus

May 2013, Vital Signs, The Alex — Forty years caring for Calgarians

April 18, 2013, FFWD, Rethinking Foster Care

April 9, 2013, Global News, Woman of Vision: Sue Fortune

April 6, 2013, Calgary Herald, Pathways to contentment

March 20, 2013, City TV: Breakfast Television, Scotiabank Marathon (The Alex is featured at 9:29 – 12:24)

March 15, 2013, CBC News, Schools, agencies struggle to keep up with youth mental health services

February 21, 2013, Calgary ShawTV, Alex Youth Health Bus

February 21, 2013, CBC News, At-risk renters shut out in tight market

January 24, 2013, Avenue MagazineBig Idea: Mobile Health Bus to Treat Calgary’s Youth

January 2, 2013, Global Calgary Morning News, The Alex Dental Health Bus

January 3, 2013, Metro News, Calgary police stats show 80-per-cent jump in crystal meth


December 14, 2012, CBC News, Calgary’s homeless feel effect of low vacancy

December 14, 2012, Calgary Sun, Calgary agencies receive provincial cash, pushing ahead 10-year plan to end homelessness

December 14, 2012, Calgary Herald, Province to spend $27 million on housing, support for homeless in Calgary

December 13, 2012, CBC NewsFunding injection to provide homes, support for hundreds

December 6, 2012, Metro News, Calgary eyes low-income transit pass for kids and teens

November 8, 2012, Calgary Journal, Gearing up for winter: Calgary comes together to help homeless youth

August 29, 2012, Airdrie City ViewFundraiser helps students kick off school year in new shoes

August 21, 2012, Metro NewsCrystal meth resurgence reported, task force co-chair not surprised

August 4, 2012, Calgary HeraldAuthors fear teens trade sex for drugs

July 30, 2012, CBC NewsCalgary marks $750K in fluoride savings for dental care

July 5, 2012, Metro NewsFluoride-free Calgary savings go to children’s dental health

July 5, 2012, Cosmetic Dentistry GuideMobile Dental Unit Set for Calgary

July 4, 2012, Airdrie City ViewLocal tattoo shop donates funds on Friday the 13th

July 4, 2012, Calgary Herald‘Dental office on wheels’ pulling into town soon

July 4, 2012, Canadians Opposed To FluoridationAlex launching mobile dental health bus next week

July 4 , 2012, Canadians Opposed To FluoridationCalgary earmarks $750,000 from fluoridation savings for kids’ dental care programs

June 1, 2012, Global NewsCalgary students get lesson in homelessness

February 24, 2012, Metro NewsRiding the Alex Youth Health Bus

February 24, 2012,  Metro NewsPregnant teen swears by Calgary’s youth bus

January 26, 2012 , Metro NewsBus brings health care to students

We love to tell our story.

Contact Johanna Schwartz
Communications Manager


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