Smiling People

Our Impact

Through innovation and testing new ideas, we aim to shift perspectives on how we address scarcity, drive systemic change, and help end poverty in our city once and for all.

Gillian's Story

Every day Rise Calgary connects with Calgarians who are going through difficult moments in their lives. Our Community Advocates are experts in compassion and help our clients to uncover the strength and resilience they have inside.

Clients like Gillian, who came to us at our Bowness location looking for supports to get back on track. She has a powerful story of hope, that shows what is possible when we work together to ensure that everyone moves forward.

Our impact fighting scarcity


1,347 food security supports provided, ensuring families have fresh produce, proteins, and essentials on the dinner table.


240 families received emergency financial help through the Basic Needs Fund, creating housing security for vulnerable Calgarians.


426 referrals for clothing, household items, and enrichment activities so that children can play and celebrate.


294 clients taxes filed to access tax refunds and critical benefits like the Child Tax Credit, creating big differences in household incomes for those who need it most.


128 connections for mental health supports, to make sure no one feels alone in their journey towards strong mental health.


293 discussions with clients on accessing benefits and supports like AISH, helping people experiencing life altering circumstances like permanent disability.

Our impact building strength


103 clients built their employment readiness through our Employment Supports programming, gaining resume and interview skills to help find safe and reliable long-term employment.


17 client graduated from our Earn and Learn matched savings program, learning skills to manage and take control of their finances while saving for an asset.

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15 clients built their financial confidence through Financial Coaching, working towards goals like home ownership and advancing education for themselves and their families.


32 clients are participating in up to two years of Mobility Coaching, setting goals with the aim of permanently increasing their social and economic assets.