ABOUT YOUTH CENTRAL

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WHO WE ARE







Youth Central is a charitable non-profit organization founded in 1992. Our mission is to inspire, engage and celebrate youth through community participation. 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.
































OUR MISSION





















































































































To inspire, engage and celebrate youth through community participation. 








OUR VISION


We visualize a city in which all youth participate in shaping a vibrant community

OUR VALUES











        • We believe that all youth are awesome!














            • We honour the power of the youth voice and the importance of youth in our society.














                • We value a community in which all youth are respected and encouraged to be active citizens.














                    • We value the diversity, skills creativity and talents of our volunteers, participants, and staff.














                        • We value community partnerships that align with our vision and mission.















                      OUR TEAM










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                      Penny Hume

                      Co-Executive Director
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                      Lisa Kindree

                      Co-Executive Director
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                      Ros Doi

                      Program Director

                      YVC Program Coordinator
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                      Chelsey Tattrie

                      Communications Coordinator
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                      Danni Bauer

                      Education Coordinator
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                      Sylvia Galica

                      Outreach Program Coordinator (Maternity Leave)
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                      Nina Rojkovskaia

                      Outreach Program Coordinator
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                      Michelle Hodgins

                      Program Coordinator (Maternity Leave)
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                      Peony Wong

                      Program Coordinator




                      OUR BOARD

                      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 – Government Affairs Strategist – Prairies, Enbridge Inc.

                      Vice Chair: Mathew Burpee, CA, CFA – Managing Director, Kepler Capital Corporation

                      Treasurer: Yisha Pang, CA – Senior Advisor Financial Reporting, Enbridge Inc.

                      Secretary: Julianne Rohel – Strategic HR Specialist














                      Directors:




                      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, Chief Marketing Officer





                      Elizabeth Lunney – Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Matco Financial Inc.





                      Sarah Pervez – Principal Consultant, Community Voices Consulting Inc.





                      Fazilah Shariff – Health Administration Professional




                      Henry Su – Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company














                      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 lisa@youthcentral.com.



                      OUR FUNDERS



                      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 lisa@youthcentral.com. All major program funders can also be found on the program page they support. Thank you.













































































































































































                      $50,000
























































































                      Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission; The Calgary Foundation; Anonymous Donor at the Calgary Foundation; Family & Community Support Services (FCSS); Youth Central’s Volunteer Engagement and Expansion Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps













































































































































































                      $25,000 – $49,999
























































































                      Alberta Government; Anonymous Donor; TD Bank Group; The Prosser Charitable Foundation













































































































































































                      $10,000 – 24,999
























































































                      Birdies for Kids, presented by AltaLink; Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited; Government of Canada – Canada Summer Jobs; Great-West Life, London Life, and Canada Life; Penny Hume; Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary; TELUS; Youth Volunteer Corps













































































































































































                      $5,000 – $9,999
























































































                      Girish Agrawal; Matco Financial Inc.; Nickle Family Foundation; Rotary Club of Calgary East













































































































































































                      $1 – $4,999








                      Al Schreiner, in memory of Jeanne Strangeland; Alan and Geri Moon; Alice Lam; Alykhan Janmohamed; Anonymous; Art Korpach; Ashley Manis; ATCO EPIC Campaign; Baljit and Nancy Dhaliwal; Benevity; Brad Nathan; Byron Neiles; ConocoPhillips Canada; Calgary Economic Development; Calgary Youth Foundation Fund – Youth Central at the Calgary Foundation; Calvert Home Mortgage Investment Corporation; Canadian Western Bank; Canwest Productions Inc.; Cassie Gao and Ziyan Cheng; CIP Document Solutions; Community Natural Foods; Connie and Eric Morris; Countryside Landscapes & Garen Centre; Cremers and Elliott Chartered Accountants; Crescent Pointe; Cristina Zaganelli; Darcy Holtman; Dean Allatt; Dean Koeller; Derek Fraser; Discovering Choices School; Douglas Nyhoff, in memory of Jeanne Strangeland; Elarbe Professional Services Inc.; Elizabeth Lunney; Eric Persi; Europroductions; Evelyn Judy Thomas; First Calgary Financial; George Fink; Gerald J. Maier, in memory of Jeanne Phyllis Strangeland; Gordon Boersma; Government of Alberta – Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP); Greg Quinn; Green Calgary Association; Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation; Henry Su; Jamie Petrowich, on behalf of SMART Technologies; Jane Wu; Jemison Jackson; Jemm & Joules Event Management Inc; Jennifer Acevedo; Jennifer Mooney; Jim Gray; Jo Williams; Joanna Low; Jon-Scott Kohli; Julianne Rohel; Karen Lacharite; Karen McIntosh; Keum-Joo Min; Laurel Hodgins; Lisa Kindree; Liquid Capital Smart Solutions; Louis Westergard; Lucas Vomacka; Lynn Berry; Lynn and Thomas Rafter; Mahogany Homeowners Association; Marc Brebber; Margaret Bertagnolli; Marketplace Events; Matco Financial Inc.; Mathew Burpee; Matt Grant; Matt Stellick; Mars Saad; MEG Energy; Michelle Kemball; Miguel Capriles; Murlyne Fong; Nancy Briggeman; Nichalas Iskandar Aramouni; Nick Dimarzo; NRG Research Group; Patti Phelps; Peter Burpee; Primaris Management Inc.; Purdy’s Chocolatier; Raymond To, in honour of Sean Qi; Richard Lee-Thai; Rob Gray; Robert Nicolay, in memory of Jeanne Strangeland; Ros Doi; Rosanne Goetz; Roshan Cherer; Rotary Club of Calgary South; Ruhee Ismail-Teja; Rui Jiang; Russell Anderson; Sairose Kassam; Sandstone Asset Management Inc.; Sean Baylis; Shawn Freeman; SMART Technologies; Suzy Moutinho; Sylvia Galica-Casuncad; Sunterra Market; TD Canada Trust – Branch #8181; Terry Booth; Theresa Dewis; Tirian Eynon; Tom Horner; Trung Bien; Tuan Tran; TWT Group; Wayne Stewart; Wentao Li; WinSport Canada; Yisha Pang; 1150547 Alberta Ltd.; 1908263 Alberta Ltd