ways to give at the alex

Support Us

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.

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Donate

A little goes a long way at The Alex, and there are many ways that you can make a positive change in someone else’s life!

Your generosity can sponsor medical equipment on our Health Buses, help us teach cooking skills at our Community Food Centre, provide identification for our street-connected youth, and help house someone who has experienced homelessness.

Host a fundraiser

A bake sale, a BBQ, or an online giving campaign can be a fundraiser for The Alex!

We have a full package of assets available, including a user-friendly peer-to-peer fundraising platform to help you reach your goals.

three women standing in front of an Alex Youth Health Centre banner
Group of Alex staff and donors smiling for a photo during a check presentation

Corporate and Workplace Giving

Giving back can be a great way to engage employees and build community.

Whether you’re looking to align your brand with ours through corporate sponsorship, support a culture of philanthropy with matching programs, or add a charitable component to an event, there are many ways organizations can support The Alex.

In-kind donations

Basic needs items are always welcomed, but sometimes we don’t have extra storage space to hold it all.

If you are interested in making a donation of goods, please see our needs list and intake process.  New items are preferred, but some gently-used items may be welcome.

Leave your legacy

There are many ways you can leave a gift to The Alex: a bequest in your will, the gift of Life Insurance, the gift of Securities or the gift of RRSPs/RRIFs. The tax receipt from your gift can lower or eliminate estate taxes and by remembering The Alex in your will you may be able to leave a larger gift, while still retaining control of your assets.

Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

The Big Social

The Big Social

The Big Social is a fundraiser where Canadians cook, create, and connect during the month of October to help fight poverty and food insecurity.

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Scotiabank Marathon 2021

Scotiabank Marathon 2021

We can’t wait to run together in 2021, whatever that means for you. Register for in-person Sept 19 or run virtually Sept 1-30 all while supporting The Alex!

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Birdies for Kids

Birdies for Kids

All donations made through Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink will be matched up to 50% making your donation go even further!

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Other ways to support

Skip the depot logo with tagline that reads "door to door bottle collection"

Get door-to-door bottle pick-up through Skip the Depot, and choose The Alex as your designated charity!

Donate a Car logo

Did you know you can donate your car and get a tax receipt? Click here for Donate a Car Canada

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.

“The Alex has been a huge help in dealing with mental health issues with youth I know. They have a great staff and are always looking to help out in any way they can. This is an amazing organization.”

Thomas
The Alex Community Member

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.