Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) Dance Company in Residence - Connaught School
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) Dance Company in Residence - Connaught School is a diverse learning environment represented by 54 different countries, and 44 different spoken languages within the school. This Centre exposes children to opportunities to learn English as a second language. However, many challenges and frustrations are accompanied with learning a new language. To resolve these issues DJD, a registered charity, has implemented an available program for students aged 9-12 years old, in an attempt to provide relief to children coming from war zones, or to those who lack academic or social skills. DJD has continuously offered students the ability to express themselves through the universal language of dance for 19 years. The introduction of this new communication method has fostered an environment of inclusion, as well as enhanced emotional wellbeing and developing self-esteem.
The Big Give Project
The Big Give Project provides monetary relief to Calgary student athletes, schools and communities who are burdened by the financial constraints that are accompanied with pursuing athletic excellence. A donation aids in reducing the barriers preventing the accessibility of sport. The Big Give Project provides financial assistance to athletic departments in schools, supports the growth of sports facilities, and funds many elite athletes that lack the financial capabilities to participate in their programs in a post-secondary setting.
The Missing Children Society of Canada
The Missing Children Society of Canada is a comprehensive program that is known to have assisted police and families in active and ongoing searches for missing children. Their well-developed search strategies have helped bring answers and reunited missing children with their families. The Missing Children Society of Canada is unique in that it’s the only non-profit organization in Canada utilizing former law enforcement, and provides a free service to families that would otherwise be incapable of funding this search.