Patricia Jones

Patricia Jones

At Catholic Family Service and UP, we are all about Families. “Building Strong Families” is our purpose and our passion. As a supporter of ours, you have played an important role in helping us help families break the cycle of vulnerability and poverty.

When I think about the conversations I have had with many of you, reciprocity comes to mind. You GET OUR WHY and join in our purpose at a visceral level and I would very much like to thank you for that.

Every year, we send out letters and emails asking our wonderful supporters to continue investing in us. So many of you have already responded to our annual fundraising appeal and we are so very grateful. I am writing to ask you – one more time – to support us financially in 2019.

We have some exciting things planned for 2020 at Catholic Family Service!

With the technological advances you helped us make this year, families in need can book a counselling appointment from their phone or computer – often for the very next day.

Our Never Too Late High School Equivalency Diploma (GED) completion program is expanding into Beltline in partnership with CUPS. Did you know that graduates in Never Too Late typically increase their annual income by $12,000.00?

Five years ago, we asked you to support young fathers at Louise Dean Centre and you stepped up in a big way! Because of you, we have been able to offer cutting edge, evidence-based services to young fathers so they can be the parent their children deserve. Your continued investment would allow us to continue our support to one of the most critical people in the life of a child.

Your donation would mean so much to families who are turning to us in their greatest time of need in greater numbers than ever before. A donation before midnight tomorrow will, of course, also give you a 2019 tax receipt. Here is a link to our secure, online donation form: It only takes a moment to make a big difference in someone’s life.

Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions about your donation or our services and I will get back to you. You can also reach me at 403-205-5200.

Thank you so much and Happy New Year.


Patricia Jones, CEO
Catholic Family Service