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.
Empower youth to find and build their communities.
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.
Chair: Matt Grant – 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 – Senior Human Resources Consultant
Michael Doerksen – Lawyer, Field LLP
Sarah Elder-Chamanara – CEO and Co-Founder, Madame Premier
Derek Fraser, CFRE – President, iDophilanthropy
Bryce Kapsha – Support Operations Lead, Benevity
Dean Koeller – President, Calvert Home Mortgage Investments Corporation
Jeff Lowe – Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, SMART Technologies
Elizabeth Lunney, CFA – Head of Portfolio Management, ATB Investment Management
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; Family & Community Support Services (FCSS); The Calgary Foundation; Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps
$25,000 – $49,999
Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited; The Prosser Charitable Foundation
$10,000 – 24,999
Birdies for Kids, presented by AltaLink; Canada Life; Enbridge Inc.; Jessalyn Rohs, in memory of Adele Lytle and Christine Rohs; SMART Technologies; Werklund Foundation; Youth Volunteer Corps
$5,000 – $9,999
Gibson Energy; Government of Canada – Canada Summer Jobs; J.W. McConnell Family Foundation; Kinette Club of Calgary; Penny Hume; Rotary Club of Calgary East
$1 – $4,999
Al Duerr; Alan and Geri Moon; Alex Traxel; Allyson Phillips; Anonymous; Ashton Rudanec; Ben Sands; Bertha Taylor; Brian Rudneski; Blissful and Bridal; Blush and Raven; The Bridal Centre; Bryce Kapsha; Byron Neiles; Calgary Youth Foundation Fund – Youth Central at the Calgary Foundation; Calvert Home Mortgage Investment Corporation; Calvin Ziganash and Kate Hume; Cameo & Cufflinks; Canwest Productions Inc.; Carolyn and Lloyd Byers; Carscallen LLP; Chelsey Layden; Christi Harter; Community Natural Foods; ConocoPhillips Canada; Countryside Landscapes & Garden Centre; Cremers and Elliott Chartered Accountants; Danelle O’Dwyer; Danielle Bezeau; David Woodbury; Dawn Blomme; Dean Allatt; Dean Koeller; Derek Fraser; Di Vertz; Doug MacLeod; Dream Weddings – Bridal & Formal Wear; Durand Bridal; Elarbe Professional Services Inc.; Elizabeth Lunney; Elvine Wong; Enbridge Pipelines Employee Club; Erin Blender; Ever Active Schools; Fully Managed Inc.; Glori-Jeanne Stephenson; Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation; Henry Su; In Memory of Molly-May a Youth Central Honorary “Fur”ever Staff Member; Ingo Abresch; Jamie O’Brien; Jane Wu; Japman Bajaj; Jeff Lowe; Jemison Jackson; Jim Pasieka; Jo-Ella O’Neill; Jon-Scott Kohli; Julianne Rohel; Justin Smalley; Karen McKinnon; Kaylie Byford; Ken Lima-Coelho; Kim Rosebush; Kit Chan; Leandra Fraulin; Leticia Gutierrez; Lisa Kindree; Liz Butti; Lori Waslen; Lynn Berry; Mahogany Homeowners Association; Magda Galica-Huot; Maggie Chopra; Marc Brebber; Margaret Bertagnolli; Mark Pettigrew; Marketplace Events; Martinizing Dry Cleaning; Matco Financial Inc.; Mathew Burpee; Matt Grant; Matthew Lowe; Nicole Mfoafo-M’Carthy; Paige O’Neill; Patti Phelps; Pete The Plumber Ltd.; Peter Burpee; Purdy’s Chocolatier; RBC Foundation; Richard Lee-Thai; Ros Doi; Rosanne Goetz; Ryan Duerr; Sanchit Chopra; Sandra and John Hodgins; Sandstone Asset Management Inc.; Sarah Elder-Chamanara; Sarah Pervez; Satish Raj; Scott Townend; Social Venture Partners – Calgary; Stephen Guppy; Sunterra Market; Susan Church; Sylvia Galica-Casuncad; TD Bank Group; Terry Booth; Tracy Allen; Trung Bien; Tyler Butler; United Nations Association in Canada – Calgary Branch; Wayne Stewart; Wendel Business Machines Corp.; Wentao Li; Yisha Pang; 2020711 Alberta Ltd.