GLOBAL TV: Competitive enrolment for Calgary Police Cadet Corps

The program only began five years ago but enrolment is highly competitive. With a limit on available space, every year at least 50 kids are turned away. Kim Smith reports. The Calgary Police Cadet Corps is marking five years of being part of the community and already enrolment is highly competitive. “In 2011, they started out with just 12 youth,” […]

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New Calgary police program helps students deal with serious issues

Wed, May 11: The YouthLink police school teaches kids how to stay away from drugs, gangs and bullying. Tara Robinson joins Global Calgary with more details.

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YouthLink Police School to stay in Calgary after successful pilot for at-risk kids

Tue, May 10: The YouthLink Police School is a week-long pilot project open to Grade 6 Calgary students taught by local officers. The program has proved so successful that it will launch permanently in September.   By Kim Smith, Reporter, Global News Eleven years old may seem young to be recruited into a gang, but Calgary police […]

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Power Play Featured in SPUR Magazine

Spring 2016 Calgary Foundation SPUR Magazine Each Wednesday from October through March, about 100 young immigrants show up at the Max Bell Arena and lace up their skates. Joining them on the ice are a few dozen volunteer police officers, cadets, civilians and coaches. To read the full article, click HERE.  

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Marijuana’s negative impact on teenage brains should influence its legalization, say experts

March 11, 2016 By Bill Kaufman, Calgary Herald With research showing harmful effects of marijuana on developing adolescent brains, Ottawa should tread carefully in how it legalizes the drug, including consideration of a high minimum age for usage, a panel on substance abuse said Friday.  Two members of a panel speaking in Calgary said updated research […]

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Calgary Police Association Fundraising Campaign

Please be advised that The Calgary Police Association (CPA), not the Calgary Police Foundation (CPF), is currently conducting a fundraiser to allow underprivileged families to attend a CPA-hosted Stampede Family Fun Day.  A company called Front Line Support is making calls on their behalf requesting assistance from the public in the form of monetary contributions. If […]

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YouthLink Participates with Shaw in #PinkShirtPromise Campaign

YouthLink is proud to participate and support the #PinkShirtPromise campaign running from Feb. 9 – 24th, 2016. Pink Shirt Day has its roots in Nova Scotia when two remarkable high school students decided to take action against bullying. Today, Pink Shirt Day has become a movement for social change where Canadians come together to show their […]

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VIDEO: Rising basketball star credits Calgary police for his success

Wil Konybai was only nine-years-old when he arrived in Calgary with his family from Sudan. Konybai came to Canada as a refugee with his mother and three brothers. He couldn’t speak English and his mother wasn’t able to work because of health problems. The lure of quick cash and crime was always there and his older brother […]

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VIDEO: Successful program keeps high-risk youths out of gangs

He’s a young man who was headed straight for gang life, but a unique program has kept him out of jail—and turned him into a dedicated student and athlete. Phil Watt didn’t start off on the right track. “I remember taking my first lollipop from the store when I was not even in school,” the […]

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Newsletter: News from CPF – Dec. 2015

December 2015 Newsletter from CPF ow.ly/WtrIB To receive updates & info about upcoming events, SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter.

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