Youth Central is a charitable non-profit organization founded in 1992. Our mission is to empower youth to find and build their communities. Through our different programs, Youth Central offers volunteer and leadership opportunities to youth aged 12-18. Our goal as an organization is to change the perception of youth in our communities by giving youth the tools and support they need to become engaging, empathetic and caring citizens with a sense of ownership and responsibility. We support youth in building valuable skills for future employment, give youth a voice, and grow youth’s understanding of their community. We are building Calgary’s leaders of today and tomorrow.
To inspire, engage and celebrate youth through community participation.
We visualize a city in which all youth participate in shaping a vibrant community
The Youth Central Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the mission and vision of Youth Central are being fulfilled through strong leadership, effective planning, and sound fiscal management. Thank you to the Youth Central Board of Directors for their hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm.
Board Chair: Matt Grant – Technical Manager Canadian Government Affairs, Enbridge Inc.
Vice Chair: Mathew Burpee, CA, CFA – Managing Director, Kepler Capital Corporation
Treasurer: Yisha Pang, CA – Specialist, Corporate Risk Control, Enbridge Inc.
Secretary: Julianne Rohel, CHRP – Strategic HR Specialist
Michael Doerksen – Lawyer, Field LLP
Sarah Elder-Chamanara – CEO and Co-Founder, Madame Premier
Derek Fraser, CFRE – President, iDophilanthropy
Bryce Kapsha – Benevity Expert/Team Lead, Benevity
Dean Koeller – President, Calvert Home Mortgage Investments Corporation
Jeff Lowe – Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, SMART Technologies
Elizabeth Lunney, CFA – Managing Director, Private Investment Counsel, ATB Investment Management Inc.
Sarah Pervez – Principal Consultant, Community Voices Consulting Inc.
Henry Su – Chief of Staff, Embark Trucks
If you’re interested in joining the Board of Directors or would like to reach a specific Board Member,
please contact Lisa Kindree at 403-266-5448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for generously supporting Youth Central. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list, however, if you discover any errors, omissions or you would like to be removed, please call 403-266-5448 or email email@example.com. All major program funders can also be found on the program page they support. Thank you.
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission; Anonymous Donor at the Calgary Foundation; Family & Community Support Services (FCSS); The Calgary Foundation; Youth Central’s Volunteer Engagement and Expansion Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps
$25,000 – $49,999
Anonymous Donor; TD Bank Group; The Home Depot Canada Foundation; The Prosser Charitable Foundation
$10,000 – 24,999
Birdies for Kids, presented by AltaLink; Government of Canada – Canada Summer Jobs; Canada Life; Enbridge Inc.; Penny Hume; SMART Technologies; Trico Homes Inc.; Werklund Foundation; Youth Volunteer Corps
$5,000 – $9,999
Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited; Galvin Family Fund at Calgary Foundation; J.W. McConnell Family Foundation; Kinette Club of Calgary; Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary; Rotary Club of Calgary East
$1 – $4,999
Adam Stewart; Al Schreiner, in memory of Jeanne Strangeland; Alan and Geri Moon; Amanda Bustard; Andie Shaffer; Anonymous; Baljit and Nancy Dhaliwal; Bertha Taylor; Brian Rudneski; Byron Neiles; Calgary Youth Foundation Fund – Youth Central at the Calgary Foundation; Calvert Home Mortgage Investment Corporation; Calvin Ziganash and Kate Hume; Canwest Productions Inc.; Cassie Gao and Ziyan Cheng; Chelsey Layden; Chelsey Tattrie; Chloe Mansfield; Christi Harter; Cindy Trieu; Community Natural Foods; Connie and Eric Morris; ConocoPhillips Canada; Countryside Landscapes & Garen Centre; Cremers and Elliott Chartered Accountants; Cristina Zaganelli; David Woodbury; Dawn Blomme; Dean Koeller; Derek Fraser; Derrick Hunte; Doug MacLeod; Douglas Nyhoff, in memory of Jeanne Strangeland; E2 & Associates; Elarbe Professional Services Inc.; Elizabeth Lunney; Enbridge Pipelines Employee Club; Ever Active Schools; Gerald J. Maier, in memory of Jeanne Phyllis Strangeland; Gibson Energy; Green Calgary Association; Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation; Henry Su; HEX Entertainment; Jamie Petrowich, on behalf of SMART Technologies; Jeff Lowe; Jemison Jackson; Jemm & Joules Event Management Inc; Jennifer Acevedo; Jim Pasieka; Jo-Ella O’Neill; Jon-Scott Kohli; Julianne Rohel; Karen McIntosh; Kaylie Byford; Lisa Kindree; Liz Butti; Liquid Capital Smart Solutions; Lori Waslen; Lynn Berry; Mahogany Homeowners Association; Marc Brebber; Margaret Bertagnolli; Marketplace Events; Matco Financial Inc.; Mathew Burpee; Matt Grant; Michael Yeung; Nicholas Kokorudz; Paige O’Neill; Patti Phelps; Pete The Plumber Ltd.; Peter Burpee; Purdy’s Chocolatier; RBC Foundation; Robert Nicolay, in memory of Jeanne Strangeland; Ros Doi; Rosanne Goetz; Rui Jiang; Ryan Duerr; Sandstone Asset Management Inc.; Sarah Pervez; Scott Townend; Shawn Freeman; Sir Winston Churchill High School – Amnesty International Club; Social Venture Partners – Calgary; Stephen Guppy; Susan Church; Sylvia Galica-Casuncad; Terry Booth; Tom Horner; Trung Bien; TWT Group; United Nations Association in Canada – Calgary Branch; Victoria Stosky; Wayne Stewart; Wendel Business Machines Corp.; Wentao Li; Wild Rose Brewery Ltd.; WinSport Canada; Yisha Pang; Yusi Liu; 1150547 Alberta Ltd.