Lives Changed

Since 2011, the Calgary Police Youth Foundation has been making a positive impact on vulnerable children and youth in our community.  By funding education, crime prevention and early intervention programs delivered by the Calgary Police Service and other community partners, we can help stop the cycle of crime and create a community where every child has the opportunity to thrive.

Mamdouh Baballa

Mamdouh Baballa

Mamdouh Baballa met the team from MASST at age 10. As the oldest of four siblings and new to Canada, Mamdouh didn’t always have the easiest time growing up. His family faced many challenges, including domestic violence, which ended when the father...

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Mateo Smith

Mateo Smith

Mateo has been a member of the Calgary Police Cadet Corps for the past four years. During his time in the program, Mateo has continued to grow and has developed a strong sense of citizenship. He has contributed over 100 volunteer hours within the...

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Scott Horsman

Scott Horsman

Scott is eighteen years old and entered the Youth At Risk Development program at age 16. When joining the program, Scott recognized that he had not been making good life decisions and that a change was needed. He also knew that he was contributing...

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Giovanni Friestad

Giovanni Friestad

When Giovanni moved to Calgary four years ago from Brandon, Manitoba, he began attending Patrick Airlie Elementary School, one of two schools in Calgary supported by the ISSP program. While at Patrick Airlie, Gio was adored by his teachers and...

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Dylan Mundy

Dylan Mundy

This year’s ISSP Chief Youth Courage Award recipient is Dylan, a grade five student at Holy Trinity Elementary School. When ISSP and MASST first began working with Dylan, he had difficultly building relationships with his peers and often preferred...

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Mikhail Francis

Mikhail Francis

Our 2021 MASST Chief Youth Courage Award winner is Mikhail. Mikhail was referred to MASST when he was eight years old and in the third grade. At the time, he was struggling to reach his academic potential and would sometimes act out towards his...

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Drake Calfrobe

Drake Calfrobe

.The 2021 Youth At Risk Development Program Chief Youth Courage Award recipient is Drake. Drake entered the youth justice system at the age of 13 when he became associated with an Indigenous youth gang. As a result of his involvement with the gang...

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Jacob’s Story

Jacob’s Story

Jacob was referred to the YARD program by his Youth Probation Officer in March 2019. He was referred because he had at least 1 incident resulting in a conviction charge, no positive adult role model/confidant/mentor, serious family dysfunction, lax...

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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 thought I had lost your email. I know we don’t...

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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 and a half pounds.  A premature baby with the fight...

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Phillip’s Story

Phillip’s Story

My name is Phillip and I am a graduate of the youth at Risk Development Program (YARD). When I was younger I was breaking into cars, stealing, smashing bus shelters, skipping school, and hanging out with the wrong crowd. Doing all this made me feel...

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Matthew’s Story

Matthew’s Story

At the tender age of ten, Matthew had an issue that a Police Officer helped him with. He does not share the issue, but he does share that since that day, he was star struck. The Officer dealt with the issue, followed up with him, and that was it –...

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Naqvi’s Story

Naqvi’s Story

“It was the last place I wanted to be that evening – my first class in the Calgary Police Cadet Corps.  My parents had signed me up, made me go, and I was left without a choice in their decision,” says a charming and very polite Naqvi. Naqvi was...

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A Letter from Cadet Janzen

A Letter from Cadet Janzen

I would like to start off with thank you. This corps has given me so much and I wish I could return the favour tenfold. This corps has become more than just a Thursday night activity. It has become a second family to me. A place to live, to breathe...

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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 Calgary Police Foundation (CPF).  ISSP offers a...

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Matthew’s Family Story

Matthew’s Family Story

My story begins in Toronto and was not always difficult. I grew up following all the rules, graduated high school with good marks, went to university, and began a career where I worked my way up to management.  I started a family, bought a house,...

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