The families we serve are as diverse as Calgary itself.

As our 60th anniversary year comes to a close, we continue to build strong families like Rae’s. Rae and her boys recently participated in – and greatly benefited from – the Families and Schools Together (F&ST) program at their local school.

F&ST strengthens relationships within families and between families and the community. We are offering eight sessions in public and Catholic schools across the city in 2017-2018, and we need your help. Many participating families are isolated because of language barriers and poverty. Some are simply overwhelmed by the challenges of raising a family. With your support, more than 1,400 individuals will benefit from this effective, research-based program.

Please include us in your seasonal giving plan this year. Your financial contributions during these challenging economic times mean the world to Calgarians like Rae and her boys.

Here is a link to our online donation form:

Donations received or postmarked before midnight on December 31 will be eligible for a 2017 tax receipt. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Paulsen, Fund Development Administrator, at (403) 205-8529 or

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. For more information, contact Jim Campbell at 403-205-5222 or to arrange a meeting.