Calgary Stampede VIP Tour

Calgary Stampede VIP Tour

On Monday, June 10th, some of our YAA scholarship winners were given a VIP tour of Calgary's Stampede grounds. The students were introduced to the Stampede's Youth Programs, learned the history behind the Indian Village, visited the barns that held many of the horses...

Canada Day Flash Mob

Canada Day Flash Mob

This past weekend 12 of our youth along with 3 CBFY staff members participated in a flash mob along Stephen Avenue celebrating Canada 150. Their 10 minute performance included an opening set with Afrination, Bollywood dancers, Philippine dancers, and a hip-hop dance....

CBFY’s 2017 Annual General Meeting

On the evening of June 21st, CBFY held its Annual General Meeting where the Board of Directors, partners, funders, and staff attended. Mark Olson, now the past Chairman, presented 3 Honorary Life Membership awards to Dr. John Wu, Debbie Wershler and Krystyna...

Canada 150 – Blast from the Past

Six years ago, Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement published this on their website: In 2017 - just six years from now - Canadians will come together to celebrate their country's 150th anniversary. One of the most striking developments on which we will...

ASP Refugee Initiative BBQ

ASP Refugee Initiative BBQ

A May 20th fieldtrip marked the celebration of a warm Spring day BBQ at North Glenmore Park. Seventy students across three different schools from the Refugee program had the chance to engage and participate in a wide range of activities including: face painting, egg...

The Ted Rogers Community Grants

CBFY is excited to partner with the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund to help support the ASP Program's NxtGen High School Homework Club. The grant we have been awarded provides important building blocks for our youth, ensuring they reach their highest potential. We join...

2017 Empowering Newcomer Youth: Peace Emmanuel

Peace Emmanuel is a Grade 12 student at John G. Diefenbaker who came to Canada in 2012 from Nigeria and attended Junior High at Sir John A. MacDonald, where she joined the Mentorship Program. At first she felt isolated and confused in a new school system and found it...

2017 Youth Achievement Awards

2017 Youth Achievement Awards

On June 3rd CBFY celebrated their annual Youth Achievement Awards. 15 young distinguished men and women were celebrated for their outstanding accomplishments. The night was filled with grandeur, celebration and mingling. Congratulations to all of our winners and a big...

2017 Youth Conference

2017 Youth Conference

The Mentorship Program successfully hosted the second annual Youth Conference: The Power of Voice on May 19th, 2017. Over 350 youth registered for this fun-filled, inspiring day. The event was held at the Genesis Centre, an easily accessible location for all youth...

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