Sept 15th is fast approaching and some of you are wondering which charities have been nominated so far??We’re so happy to announce that?our list is growing, we have 13 nominations this time!?


Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary


AAFS Provides Respite Care in a Recreational Environment for children, youth and adults on the Autism Spectrum; including but not limited to Autism, Aspergers, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Non Verbal Learning Disorder. AAFS is constructed and implemented by the youth; we envision and facilitate programming where youth can choose their own activities and every intricate detail of each activity regardless of how difficult it is to conceptualize or organize.


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Women in Need Society


Women in Need Society (WINS) is an award winning not-for-profit organization and Calgary based shopping alternative investing in the social wellbeing of community. Operating four destination thrift stores and six Family Resource Centres our business helps vulnerable women and their families live better lives.



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Dreams Take Flight


Dreams Take Flight is a registered national non-profit charity dedicated to providing the trip-of-a-lifetime to medically, mentally, physically, socially or emotionally challenged children. With the aid of our most significant sponsor, Air Canada, as well as other national & local organizations and businesses, money is raised to make the dream a reality in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax.


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The Doorway


When a young person 17-24 decides they want to get off the streets they can come to The Doorway.

We are a community funded business oriented space where young people choose to participate in a community run integration project, with space to think, community members to learn with and tools to plan their lives with their own ideas. Since 1988 The Doorway has been a bridge between street and mainstream cultures where participants progressively work towards sustainable economic independence (legal income and housing).


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Calgary Reads


We collaborate with schools, families, professionals and community partners to support, facilitate and advocate for early literacy. We do this through programs and initiatives designed for children from birth to eight years and their parents, teachers, mentors, caregivers and communities.

Creating readers, supporting families and strengthening communities.


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Cornerstone youth Centre?


Cornerstone is a place where the community?s junior high youth can come to find solace from whatever issues that life may be dealing them. They can be assured that they will be greeted by friendly staff and volunteers who are willing to lend an ear and can be positive role models.

Youth will find numerous fun activities to do and will be able to build relationships with other youth, the staff and volunteers. The centre is a place where youth are encouraged to be themselves and discover their passion and potential.


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Breakfast Club of Canada


In Canada, 1 in 7?children are at risk of starting the school day on an empty stomach due to a lack of access to nutritious food.?In Aboriginal communities, this ratio is actually 1 in 4.?And among immigrants and newcomers, the risk is 2.5 times higher than the general population.

That means that 1.15 million Canadian children are at risk of getting nothing to eat before they go to school in the morning.?That’s enough to fill 23, 960 school buses.

For 20 years, Breakfast Club of Canada has been nourishing children?s potential by making sure as many of them as possible have access to a healthy morning meal before school, in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish.

But the Club is much more than a breakfast program: we take a broader approach that promotes the core values of engagement, enrichment and empowerment, and we team up with communities and local partners to develop solutions adapted to their specific needs. Operating from coast to coast, the Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed 150,000 students every day in 1,328 schools.


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Sunshine Community Services


Sunrise is a grassroots community development agency and resource centre engaged in poverty reduction and community economic capacity building in East Calgary.?We offer help for today and hope for tomorrow.?


  • Striving for resilient individuals? families? and sustainable communities.


  • Collaborate with individuals and families in East Calgary to address vulnerabilities and facilitate personal development through resources and support while engaging them in contributing to the resilience of their communities.


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Calgary Humane Society



Our mission is clear and?simple: To help as many animals as we can. In today?s complex and changing world, we know that to help as many animals as we can, we must be more than a shelter. We must be leaders in education and violence prevention focused on creating a more compassionate tomorrow.

There can be dozens of different reasons for why a helpless animal is exposed to abuse or is abandoned. As Calgary?s first animal welfare organization, we proudly combine our legacy of sheltering with our focus on education. We are Calgary?s only open-admission animal shelter, and this means one simple thing:

We never say no. We never turn an animal away. When they need us, we respond.


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Calgary Children’s Cottage Society

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Since 1986 The Children?s Cottage Society has been dedicated to preventing harm and neglect to children and building strong families through support services, respite programs and crisis nurseries. We are a recognized leader in providing effective programs and services to help ensure Safe Children in Healthy Families.

At the Children’s Cottage Society we have long understood the detrimental effects of prolonged exposure to negative experiences in a child’s early development. We recognize that the solution is prevention and we aim to ensure that children in our community have strong foundations for healthy physical and emotional development.


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Discovery House


Since 1980, Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society has provided shelter, hope and education to families affected by family violence. Our programs and services have evolved to meet the needs of each client, woman and child.

  • Vision: Our communities are free of family violence.
  • Mission: Discovery House provides integrated residential and community services for abused women and children to enable them to live safely in the community.
  • Values: Discovery House employees are committed to the following ethical values to carry out the mission of the agency: Safety, Respect, Professionalism, Competence, Confidentiality, and Collaboration.


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Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta


Ronald McDonald House Charities? Southern Alberta provides a home away from home for out-of-town families with sick children receiving medical attention in a Calgary hospital. Though the House has grown and changed since opening in 1985, the purpose remains the same – keeping families together in a compassionate and comfortable, home-like atmosphere.


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The Citizens Foundation (TCF)


TCF Canada is incorporated with the objective of providing funds for educational opportunities of children in Pakistan. It aims to work towards building a network of supporters and volunteers for TCF all over Canada.


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