A Brighter Future for All Youth
The Calgary Police Youth Foundation is a charitable organisation that has a purpose to keep
children and youth safe from crime and victimisation.
The Calgary Police Youth Foundation, in collaboration with the Calgary Police Service and other community partners, supports youth programming in Calgary that provides wrap around services to individuals who are at risk of criminal involvement or becoming victims of crime.
Through education, prevention, early intervention, and risk reduction strategies, those who need our help the most have the resources they need to stay safe.
CALGARY CRIME STATISTICS
- 10% of crime in Calgary is committed by Youth
- 1631 Youth offenders in 2017
- 25% increase in Youth victims since 2017
By supporting the Calgary Police Youth Foundation YOU are making a difference in our communities. Together we can help over 13,000 children and youth every year stay safe from crime and victimisation. Get involved and join the many Calgarians who want to build a better tomorrow for children and youth TODAY.
Join the hundreds of Calgarians who already support the Calgary Police Youth Foundation:
- 100+ Volunteers
- 3,500+ Individuals
- 400+ Community Partners
Our Mission & Vision
The Calgary Police Youth Foundation is a registered charity committed to keeping Calgary’s youth safe from crime and victimisation. Through the Programs funded by the Calgary Police Youth Foundation and delivered by the Calgary Police Service and other community partners, over 13,000 youth annually are provided with education, crime prevention, early intervention, and risk reduction resources intended to support a crime free life.
By connecting with youth in their developmental years we can ensure that they receive emotional and practical support at a time in their lives when it is most impactful. With your help, we can forge a promising future where children and youth can thrive and become responsible citizens.
From Our Executive Director
“The Calgary Police Youth Foundation has an important mission to keep all children and youth in Calgary safe from crime and victimisation. Our goal is that all children live a life filled with possibilities and achievement. When we see our youngest citizens walking on a dangerous road, the Calgary Police Youth Foundation starts paving another one. We do not do this alone. We do it with the help and generous support from community spirited Calgarians who believe that in order to help children become great citizens we must prepare them to live a life free of crime. We collaborate and align our efforts with other child-youth agencies in Alberta and we are very proud to partner with the Calgary Police Service. Through our partnership, Calgary children and youth have timely access to crime prevention, education and intervention resources when they need them. Above all else, we prioritise the safety of our children and youth ensuring our children remain emotionally and mentally strong as they navigate at times a complex and confusing world. We hope that today, tomorrow and always they can count on your support. “
– Susan Cron
Vesko came to Power Play facing some personal struggles. He was feeling lonely and wanted friendship and connection. He was also feeling sad and depressed about his mother’s medical condition, sometimes to the point of tears. Since joining Power Play, program leaders have seen such incredible growth in him personally and with his skating ability. Vesko had never skated before coming to Power Play but was eager to learn! Through his strength and perseverance, Vesko is now a great skater and regularly engages fellow participants in games on the ice. Vesko has also really come out of his shell at Power Play. He has made a ton of new friends on and off the ice, and prides himself on never leaving anyone out of the fun.
At home, Vesko’s mother tells us he is a happy and resilient young boy and his now almost constant smile brings her joy, as before PowerPlay, she saw her son as someone who felt bullied and was often sad. Now, Vesko has found happiness and has been a huge help to her while she deals with her own medical struggles. The Calgary Police Officers at Power Play have also had a positive impact on Vesko. They were able to support him by teaching him to skate and make friends while talking with him to help ease the burdens on his young shoulders. Vesko now considers all of the PowerPlay officers his very close friends and knows he can go to them with any problems he is facing. Ultimately, Vesko has truly thrived at Power Play and he continues to be a positive, inclusive presence in the program.
Integrated School Support Program (ISSP)
Supporting students attending Patrick Airlie and Holy Trinity schools who are aged 5 – 12 to help with their physical, emotional, psychological, nutritional and academic needs.
Multi Agency School Support Program (MASST)
MASST is an early intervention, school-based program that supports children (5-12 years) who are exhibiting behavior which puts them at risk for negative, possibly criminal patterns of behaviour or victimization into teen years.
Youth at Risk Development Program (YARD)
The Youth at Risk Development (YARD) program is a community-based, early intervention program that supports youth ages 10-17 that are currently at risk, affiliated with a gang, or involved in gang activity
YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre
An interactive learning centre that provides education for youth in four core areas: Drugs, Gangs, Online Safety and Healthy Relationships
Calgary Police Cadet Corps
A community-based program for youth ages 12-18 that focuses on policing, leadership, education and good citizenship.
Power Play is a free, weekly, drop-in hockey (winter) and soccer (summer) program that engages youth ages six to 17 and their families.