The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (CBFY) is a charitable not for profit youth-centred and a family-focused hub that originated in the year 1990, and supports over 12,596 individuals annually. For 30 years CBFY has provided a welcoming and inclusive environment for immigrant and refugee children, youth and their families by enriching them with the appropriate skills, information, knowledge and experience as they build a life in Canada. Our core value statement and what drives our passion is  “Youth Thrive and not Merely Survive”.

CBFY takes their inspiration from Maya Angelou–“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style”. This personifies the characteristics of great men and women of CBFY who channel their energies into the betterment of all our clients.

Our values are captured in the following acronym “BRIDGE”:

  • Belonging
  • Respect
  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Generosity
  • Excellence


CBFY Mission and Vision - strategic direction


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