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
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.
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.
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.
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”
The Alex Community Member
The Alex envisions a healthy and caring community where everyone is valued and can thrive.
To improve quality of life through accessible and integrated health, housing and social services.