Unlocking Potential (UP) Foundation

UP was established in 2009 as the fundraising arm of Catholic Family Service (CFS). Together, UP and CFS build strong families in Calgary and the surrounding area.

UP is dedicated to “unlocking the potential” for the community to take part in funding innovative, high-impact programs that empower people to “unlock their potential” and thrive. UP rallies the community to build stronger families. 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. If you imagine a city filled with people – from all walks of life – who care for each other and value strong and vital communities, you need to be part of UP.

Legacy Donations

You can create a lasting legacy and help build future generations of strong families by making a bequest in your will to the D.G. (Greg) Campbell Humanitarian Fund at the UP Foundation. Please seek professional legal advice to make these arrangements. For more information, please contact Tara Horsley at 403.205.8528 or tara.horsley@cfs-ab.org to arrange a meeting. For legal purposes the full legal name of the foundation is “Unlocking Potential Foundation” and the foundation’s registered charitable number is # 82856 3890 RR0001.

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“I attended Louise Dean Centre for one semester in the Fall of 1971. I was 17 and pregnant. To any teenager in the same situation today, I would say that education is paramount to any happiness, success, self-awareness and confidence you will have in your life. Today I am very proud that my daughter works with Catholic Family Service as a consulting psychiatrist. I am so happy that she is able to give back to the organization that helped me when I needed it the most.”


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