A NEW INITIATIVE
A new Super HEROS programming model adapted specifically for youth with cognitive challenges, specifically autism and down’s syndrome. Super HEROS will work with youth between the ages of seven and 17 from Calgary and area communities. Additional community collaborators include Ups & Down’s Calgary, PREP and Autism Asperger’s Friendship Society (AAFS) and Hockey Calgary.
The on-ice program runs 24 weeks and focus on an introductory skill development incorporating and increased self-esteem, sense of achievement and belonging. In addition field trips such as MRU Cougars and Calgary Hitmen games as well as non-hockey activities will be included. This is the first program of its kind in western Canada and is run at no cost to participants.
OUR THREE PILLARS
The Calgary Flames Foundation has several annual commitments in supports of Education, Health and Wellness, and Amateur and Grassroots Sports. This year, the Calgary Flames Foundation distributed over $2.6 million to annual projects and to donations to southern Alberta charities in need.