Calgary is a vibrant city filled to the brim with entertainment, fine dining, mountain views, and of course, the famous Calgary Stampede.
Did you know that Calgary is also a very community-minded city? Calgarians care deeply about their community, and this passion is reflected in the support and love they show to local businesses as well as charitable organizations throughout the city. Today we’re going to highlight some of these incredible Calgary-based organizations!
If you’re thinking about moving to Calgary or you’re already living in the city, these are a few of the organizations Two Small Men has worked with in partnership over the years. We’d love it if you showed them some love!
Formerly individually known as Aspen Family & Community Network and the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary, these two organizations joined forces and became Trellis, a community-minded organization who provides support to children, youth, and families. Their focus is on improving access to resources, developing family and community supports, and helping build the capacity to take on future challenges.
Wood’s Homes is a remarkable non-profit organization operating throughout Calgary. A children’s mental health centre, they provide services to children, youth, and families who need mental health support. They have three large campuses and more locations in several Calgary neighbourhoods, with 500 staff and 100 volunteers overseeing 40+ programs and services for 20 000 children and their families annually.
Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta
Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta’s mission is straightforward and powerful: “Together, we create life changing wishes for children with critical illnesses” – and that’s exactly what they do. There are too many events and wishes granted to cover in a blog post, but the work Make-A-Wish does to support children with critical illnesses and their families has a huge positive impact, and the ripple effects of that work extends out into the communities who support them in their mission.
Calgary’s community is strengthened by these, and the many other, organizations who truly make up the heart of the city. We encourage readers to support them however they can, from signal boosting on social media through to any donations you’re able to make. Amplifying these voices is so helpful in supporting their purpose and passion to make our communities a better place for all.
Did you miss our last Hearts of the City Series blog? You can check it out here: