In 2017, the Shaw Charity Classic is proud to welcome the following eleven official charity partners to benefit from the Shaw Charity Classic. These eleven outstanding organizations are dedicated to supporting the lives of children and youth in the Alberta community.

The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre

The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC) is an accredited non-profit, long-term family treatment centre for chemically-addicted adolescents. Since its inception in 1992, AARC has graduated over 570 clients and approximately 2,000 additional family members. Every day, AARC sees the devastating impact of drug and alcohol addiction on youth and their families. Addiction does not play favourites; it impacts people from all walks of life, income levels and demographics. AARC’s treatment program is specially designed for adolescents 12 to 21 years of age, who are diagnosed with a substance use disorder (DSM-5). Our organization is unique to Alberta and Canada in terms of its 12 step abstinence-based model. AARC recognizes addiction as a complex interaction between the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual. Our comprehensive family treatment model addresses the multidimensional nature of addiction.

To learn more about AARC, visit


Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation inspires our community to invest in excellence in child health, research and family centred care. As the official fundraising body for the Alberta Children's Hospital, all money raised by the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation is re-invested in the hospital and child health needs in this region. Through the generosity of our donors we are able to provide funding for family centred child health programs, specialized life-saving equipment and advanced pediatric research and education at the Alberta Children's Hospital. The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation is honoured to work with the dedicated team of caring professionals at our hospital and even prouder to be part of a community that shares in the vision of a healthier future for our children.

To learn more about the Alberta's Childrens Hospital Foundation, visit


Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary

Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary is a charitable, community supported organization founded in 1939. We are committed to transforming the lives of vulnerable children, youth and their families by providing safe places an offering services and programs designed to meet the evolving needs of our community. We want our kids to develop confidence, gain skills, and experience success so that they can reach their best potential in life. We believe that every single kid counts.

To learn more about the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, visit


Calgary Police Foundation

The Calgary Police Foundation is an independent entity that partners exclusively with the Calgary Police Service. Together we support carefully selected community initiatives to prevent children and youth from victimization and engaging in criminal activity. This is achieved by focusing on youth education, early intervention and prevention programs which are not funded by traditional government sources.

To learn more about the Calgary Police Foundation, visit or check out this charity spotlight video!


Junior Acheivement Southern Alberta

JA started with a vision to help teach young people about business and free enterprise. That was back in 1919, before JA became a global leader in educating youth about financial literary, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Now in over 121 countries, JA brings volunteers together with over 10.2 million of our future leaders. We believe in the boundless potential of young people and share their passion for excellence,respect their talents and creativity, celebrate their honesty and integrity, and create opportunities for hands-on learning.

To learn more about Junior Achievement Southern Alberta, visit


Kids Cancer Care

Kids Cancer Care is passionately dedicated to helping young people affected by cancer and their families survive and thrive in body, mind and spirit. The Foundation’s vision is: a cure for every child, care for every family. We serve our vision by offering camp and community programs, funding vital pediatric oncology research, enhancing the level of support that kids with cancer receive at the hospital, providing educational support and awarding scholarships to childhood cancer survivors.

To learn more about Kids Cancer Care, vist or check out this charity spotlight video!


Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader known for our expertise and continuous innovation as Canada’s only 24/7 counselling and information service for young people. Since 1989, our trained, professional counsellors have been listening to kids, often when no one else can or will. We are always there – supporting young people wherever and whenever they need us most.

To learn more about Kids Help Phone,visit


KidSport Calgary

KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. 1 in 3 kids can’t afford the cost of organized sport – let’s change that! KidSport is a national non-profit organization that provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. KidSport provides financial assistance for registration fees for organized sport programs and provides access to equipment for kids up to the age of 18.

To learn more about KidSport Calgary, visit



RESOLVE's mission is to create affordable rental housing with supports for up to 3,000 vulnerable and homeless Calgarians. Nine social service agencies are working together in this first-of-its-kind collaborative Campaign to make these homes a reality. We are built on the proven “Housing First” approach — providing individuals with the stability of a home, first, coupled with the support they need to live healthy lives.

To learn more about the RESOLVE campaign, visit


The Alex Community Food Centre

The Alex Community Food Centre (CFC) is a welcoming place for people to come together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food for all. The CFC provides people with access to high-quality food in a dignified setting through healthy meals and an affordable produce market. People learn cooking and gardening skills, and kids get their hands dirty in the garden and kitchen in ways that expand their tastebuds and help them make healthier food choices. Community members find their voices on the issues that matter to them, and people find friends and support. CFCs offer multifaceted, integrated and responsive programming in a shared space where food builds health, hope, skills and community.

To learn more about The Alex Community Food Centre, visit or check out this charity spotlight video


The PREP Program

The PREP Program (PREP) is where families, who have a child with Down syndrome, find expert advice, innovative services, and best of all, hope, for their child’s future. The goal is “inclusion for life” and that begins in the home, continues at school, then leads to an independent life with a meaningful job. Parents connect in a welcoming, supportive community that accepts their child’s disability yet challenges them to expect more. PREP partners with government, community sponsors, and individual donors to provide educational, therapy and family support services that enable each child to achieve his or her own unique potential and help parents become their child’s best advocate. At PREP it is all about “inclusion for life” and it is happening in Calgary first!

To learn more about The PREP Program, visit