Multi Agency School Support Team

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.

MASST accepts that if these children and their families receive early and individualized assessment of risk and access to social support services through police, social workers, schools, and their community, there will be an increased likelihood that the child’s ability to manage risk and maintain positive lifestyles will improve.

The children and their families work closely with teams of police officers, registered social workers, and mental health care professionals, often for extended periods of time, to achieve the following long range goals: (1) Decreased likelihood that children will be involved in negative or possibly criminal patterns of behaviour or victimisation, (2) increased collaboration among police, schools, and other agencies in addressing crime prevention and child/family resiliency, (3) MASST involved children and families have an improved perception around the role of police, social workers and other helping professionals.

Program Highlights

Average Number of Children in the Program

MASST helps families access resources to help with basic needs, mental health support, housing and assisting newcomers to Calgary.

Number of Children Referred to MASST through School

MASST social workers help vulnerable children and youth navigate challenging mental health issues, trauma, poverty and more.

Average Age of Program Participants

Lives Changed

Jamie’s Story

Jamie’s Story

A letter from Jamie…. I’m unsure if you still work here, I have no clue if you still use this email. But this is Jamie, a kid you worked with in Calgary. I moved, about four years ago or so.  And I...

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Jeff’s Story

Jeff’s Story

*Names have been changed and stock photography has been used to protect the identity of the family. His first brave start to life was the moment he was born – at only 26 weeks weighing in at four...

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Noah’s Story

Noah’s Story

Story by Corinne Wilkinson, Calgary Police Youth Foundation I arrive at Patrick Airlie Elementary, one of two Calgary Integrated School Support Program (ISSP) schools that receives funding from the...

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