UP is dedicated to “unlocking the potential” for the community by funding innovative, high-impact programs that empower people and families to thrive. We link individuals and companies who are inspired to give a ‘hand-up’ to vulnerable families in Calgary.

When we re-frame life’s challenges as something that can be overcome – not someone’s story or identity – we can break the cycle of trauma, mental health issues, addictions and even poverty.

We are raising funds for Crew. Crew is a unique mentorship program that builds self-esteem and social skills for youth age 10 – 14, while bringing families closer together.

Crew is made up of youth, post-secondary student-athlete mentors, parents and caregivers, and volunteers. Through longstanding partnerships with the University of Calgary Dinos, Mount Royal University Cougars and SAIT Trojans, Catholic Family Service has offered Crew since 1999.

Crew happens on right on campus – an ideal place to hang out, make connections and inspire kids to think about their future and how education is a gateway to achieve their goals.

Thank you for helping us connect athlete mentors with mentees who benefit from expanding their experiences.


UP Foundation
Lisa Maragh


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