Donate and Support

Support CommunityWise!!!

Donations to CommunityWise support community programming, support services and affordable, accessible, long-term space for non-profit organizations in Calgary’s downtown core.

CommunityWise is the link between past, present and future. For over 35 years diverse community organizations in the Old YWCA building have worked collectivly to meet the needs of people in Calgary and elseware.

We invite you to support targeted initiatives that will have long-term and measurable results for Calgary now and in years to come. United by the concept of “co-location” (together in the same space), we believe that when diverse, multi-sector groups co-exist in the same location, the result is more than the sum of its parts.

“Working at CommunityWise is a very good experience for this agency, the access to downtown clients helps us to serve our clients more effectively.”  -Aboriginal Friendship Centre

Invest in The Old YWCA building and preserve a valuable historic resource in Calgary

CommunityWise is a resource centre in downtown Calgary. Formerly named The Old Y because of it’s location in the original YWCA building, CommunityWise has distinguished itself as a unique, community driven, collaborative space for multi-sector groups to pursue their individual activities in the context of community development and social change.

Located at 223 – 12th Ave SW, in the heart of Calgary's Beltline, CommunityWise maintains a beautiful venue that provides offices, meeting rooms, activity spaces, and both indoor and outdoor common spaces for over 60 member organizations.

The building is a designated heritage resource and is an excellent example of early Calgary sandstone and brick architecture built in the Georgian Revival style. CommunityWise serves as a steward of the building, both maintaining and restoring the building in keeping with its history and character.  There is no other building like it in Calgary.

Contact us at for more information on supporting CommunityWise through donations. Alternately, you can donate online through Pay Pal or Canada Helps.  We value and appreciate your support.


"Community Wise does amazing things. I have learned so much (facilitation, time management, event planning; huge cost savings to our organization) been able to network with amazing groups (capacity building and more cost savings!) and by being located at a vibrant, nice, welcoming, space we have been able to provide much more to our clients and partners! " ACCA

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