how we make a difference

Our Impact

Three Alex staff stand next to The Alex Community Health Bus

We are change makers

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’re leaders within the health and social service community, and are constantly innovating how we provide health, social and community care. We’re practical, but creative. When faced with challenges, we rarely ask ourselves ‘if’ and instead ask ourselves ‘how.’

Over 10,000 Calgarians walk through our doors each year. Here’s what happens next.

Program impact stories

New Roots Community Market

Community Food Centre

Assisted Self Isolation Site

The Alex COVID response

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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Our Pandemic Year

Our Pandemic Year

Responding to shifting guidelines, overcoming technical hurdles, building new programs, maintaining our areas of strength and ensuring our teams are safe, both physically and emotionally – this has been the drumbeat of the last twelve months at The Alex.

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Social Work at The Alex: Colin’s Story

Social Work at The Alex: Colin’s Story

It was a day like any other day for Colin. He woke up on someone else’s couch, put on the hoodie and jeans he’d been wearing for two weeks, and quietly walked out the front door. It wasn’t unusual for him to go without breakfast, or any meal for that matter.

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We love to tell our story

We are a passionate team with deep expertise, and we love to share our story with the media.
Visit our Media Centre for our archive of news articles and television appearances.

Our Theory of Change

We believe that by improving these key five areas, people who face barriers are better able to take control of their lives, achieve their goals, participate fully in all desired aspects of life, and experience improved quality of life.

Improved Physical Health

Improved Financial Stability

Improved Social Support

Improved Mental Health

Improved Housing Stability

“Great people, absolutely non-judgmental, fantastic at communicating information. No question too big or small. I cannot say enough about the wonderful care they have provided my friends and family”

Tracey
The Alex Community Member

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.