Youth Views – #2

Led by the Calgary Police Foundation, a Youth Advisory Group was created with former CPF program participants so that they can share their views on what matters most to young people in Calgary. We hope that as this group continues to grow, we can share even more of their “Youth Views” with all of our … Continue reading Youth Views – #2

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 and be the best me I … Continue reading A Letter from Cadet Janzen

Matthew’s Family Story – ISSP & MASST

Back: MASST Team, Front: Matthew's Family Kids 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, had my dream … Continue reading Matthew’s Family Story – ISSP & MASST

It Was the Last Place I Wanted to Be…But My Parents Knew Better

“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 supposed to go to the movies … Continue reading It Was the Last Place I Wanted to Be…But My Parents Knew Better

We Are a Work in Progress Family… And That is Ok – Noah’s Story

By Corinne Wilkinson 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 complete wrap-around model of teachers, Police Officers, Social Workers, psychologists, gym teachers, health care professionals, and daily nutritious meals to vulnerable youth. I have … Continue reading We Are a Work in Progress Family… And That is Ok – Noah’s Story

“Mom, My Love Bucket is Empty. Can We Hang Out?”

Names have been changed and stock photography has been used to protect 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 of his life to begin three hours later.  Surgery to … Continue reading “Mom, My Love Bucket is Empty. Can We Hang Out?”