The following organizations and foundations depend on public donations, or you can volunteer your time to a cause of your choice. Your financial help or time will have a profound impact on the care of patients, their families and the whole community. Add Your Health Organization
Alberta Cancer Foundation1620 29 St NW, Suite 300
The Alberta Cancer Foundation is a registered charity that represents Albertans who face the disease. We work closely with all of Alberta's cancer centres, including the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary to ensure that our investments directly support cancer patients. Our mission is to make Alberta the leader in cancer prevention, research and care.
Alzheimer Society of Calgary201, 222 58 Avenue SW
We provide direct local help and support to people in Calgary and surrounding area who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Primarily, we offer support, education and respite programs for people living with dementia, their family members and caregivers.
Aventa Addiction Treatment For Women610 - 25th Ave SW
Aventa has been providing trauma-informed, concurrent capable, addiction treatment services exclusively to women for the past 45 years. Aventa provides a safe, supportive environment, and establishes a clear recovery process for women. At Aventa, women help women to build resilience so that they can overcome the effects of their trauma and addictions. If you, a family member or friend is in need of our services, please contact us today.
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA)1, 3525 26th Avenue SE
CCASA provides specialized and individualized services to address the needs of sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors, their significant others, and the broader community. CCASA provides safe, accessible, professional services, for people of all races, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, or genders through providing seven core services: crisis intervention, counseling, education, outreach, police & court support, a volunteer program and leadership in the coordination of services related to sexual abuse and sexual assault.
Calgary Health Region
We are the skilled and dedicated health professionals, support staff, volunteers and physicians who promote wellness and provide health care every day to approximately 3.8 million Albertans, as well as to many residents of southwestern Saskatchewan, southeastern British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Alberta Health Services (AHS) has over 104,000 employees, including approximately 96,100 direct AHS employees and almost 8,000 staff working in AHS wholly-owned subsidiaries such as Carewest, CapitalCare Group and Calgary Laboratory Services (excluding Covenant Health staff), 17,600 volunteers and almost 8,400 physicians.
Calgary Meals on Wheels3610 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary Meals on Wheels is a not-for-profit organization established on November 15, 1965 in response to an official request by the City of Calgary to assist the elderly living alone and those being discharged from hospital with no help available during their recovery.
Calgary Seniors Resource Society (CSRS)3639 26 Street NE
Calgary Seniors' Resource Society offers innovative and creative services that support seniors. Our vision is that seniors are thriving and valued members of the community.
Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society’s goal is to provide up-to-date and accurate information that’s easy to read and understand. We’ve been providing Canadians with information about cancer since we were first formed in 1938. Today, we offer information online, in print and by telephone.
Canadian Diabetes Association
The Canadian Diabetes Association can provide general information about diabetes and its management but cannot provide medical service or advice. Information, messages or articles on this site cannot replace consultations with qualified health-care professionals to meet your individual medical needs.
Canadian Liver Foundation Alberta RegionSuite 309, 1010 – 1 Avenue NE
Founded in 1969 by a group of doctors and business leaders concerned about the increasing incidence of liver disease, the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) was the first organization in the world devoted to providing support for research and education into the causes, diagnoses, prevention and treatment of all liver disease. Throughout the Foundation’s 40+ years, we have served as a model for similar organizations around the world.
Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA)12001 44 Street SE
The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA) is a registered non-profit organization and supports people affected by cerebral palsy and other disabilities in the province of Alberta. The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta makes a difference by enriching and supporting the lives of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta100-119 14 Street NW
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut (HSFA) provides information about heart disease, stroke, healthy lifestyles, research and statistics. One way in which we inform the public is through our Resource Centre, which contains a wide variety of printed literature and a video lending library. Additionally, we offer numerous educational programs, such as Living With Stroke - an interactive program developed for stroke survivors and their caregivers.
JDRF Improving Lives. Curing Type 1 Diabetes.Suite 300, 1725 10 Avenue SW
For over 40 years, JDRF has been a global leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes (T1D), through both research funding and advocacy. During that time, we have always talked about a cure as a singular destination: a return to normal physiology. But today, we realize that we are engaged in a process of curing T1D – that a cure is not just a destination but also a journey along a path. And we recognize that a part of our mission must be to help those living with T1D today to live healthier, easier, and safer lives until we arrive at the end of that path.
Mental Health Association700, 910 – 7th Avenue SW
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the MHCC brings together leaders and organizations from across the country to accelerate these changes.
Parkinson Alberta102, 5636 Burbank Cres SE
Parkinson Alberta is dedicated to helping people and families of Alberta who live with Parkinson disease and related disorders. Our core services include supportive counselling, support groups for people with Parkinson disease and their caregivers, learning resources, referrals, peer program, in-service community awareness programs and speech therapy.
Poppy Innovations' Edible Education.242069 8th St E
De Winton, AB
Learn to cook and garden for better nutrition, Poppy Innovations is empowering Calgarians to change the way we eat. We offer programs to grow your own food, cook healthy food and preserve seasonal ingredients to enjoy year round. Our container gardening workshops, cooking classes for teens & adults, parents & children, as well as canning & preserving classes help develop healthy habits while having fun.
Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta111 West Campus Place NW
Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta offers a home away from home for out-of-town families with children receiving medical treatment at a Calgary hospital. Our House provides a warm, compassionate environment where families can eat a warm homemade meal and rest while caring for a sick child. Offering 23 private family suites, the House features a communal kitchen, home-style living rooms, free laundry facilities, play areas and programming for all ages.
Samaritan's Purse20 Hopewell Way NE
Samaritan's Purse Canada is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970.
Ups and DownsWest Hillhurst Community Centere 2nd Fl.
Ups and Downs is a registered non-profit, volunteer-run organization for people with Down syndrome and their parents, families and friends. Founded in 1984 by a group of like-minded parents, Ups and Downs now provides a wide variety of services and personal involvement opportunities to the Calgary area and Southern Alberta.