PROCLAMATION The Calgary Police Foundation is an independent charity supporting community initiatives to prevent children and youth from victimization and engaging in criminal activity. Since its inception in 2012, the Foundation has raised more than $12 million to facilitate programs that deliver effective education, early intervention and prevention initiatives to achieve a safer Calgary. Whereas: […]
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,” […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]