Become a Donor of
Youth Empowerment

Our donors are invaluable to the Empowering Minds charity. They are the driving force that allows youth to access our teen leadership programs and learn and develop accountability, integrity and courage. Our donors don’t merely fund programs; they fund long-term results. We believe in the power of our curriculum to change the lives of teens. Our training penetrates the core of many social issues, giving students the confidence to lead and better preparing them to combat today’s most difficult developmental problems, including bullying and peer pressure. Become a donor and become an integral part of societal change. Together, we can impact the lives of many who will, in turn, go on to impact the lives of hundreds. It’s been said that you can count the seeds in an apple, but you can’t count the apples that come from a seed. Becoming a donor of our teen leadership program works the same way!

Our Donors

The Werklund Foundation​

The Werklund Foundation invests in and grows initiatives with the capacity to yield the highest returns on our most important asset, our youth. The Werklund Foundation is driven by the belief that every person is born with the ability to lead.

The Brawn Family Foundation

The Brawn Family Foundation is dedicated to fostering a better community in Calgary and our surrounding areas with a focus on health, education and sports. The Brawn Family Foundation concentrates on focused giving, offering support to well-defined projects in our specific area of interest. We prefer to take a pro-active approach and will interact closely with our grant recipients.

RBC (Royal Bank of Canada)

As one of Canada’s largest banks and one of the largest banks in the world, RBC is committed to helping clients thrive and communities prosper, supporting strategic initiatives that make a measurable impact on society, the environment and the economy.

GrowME Marketing

GrowME is a digital marketing agency that offers the latest and cutting edge marketing techniques to deliver maximum value for our clients. Our approach to design and marketing is unique to every project and we work alongside our clients to develop strategies that produce extraordinary results.

Birdies for Kids Presented by AltaLink

Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink is a fundraising program designed to give charities the opportunity to solicit donations and receive additional funding of up to 50%. Participating charities will receive 100% of EVERY DONATION collected on their behalf, as the Shaw Charity Classic covers all administrative costs to donate.

The Prosser Charitable Foundation

Since 2002 The Prosser Charitable Foundation has been partnering with numerous charitable organizations in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and surrounding areas. It is the mission of our organization to advance community support and funding in education, poverty relief, and other programs that are generally beneficial to the community at large specifically aimed at children and youth.

Cadillac Fairview (Chinook Centre)

Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The Cadillac Fairview portfolio is owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, a diversified global investor which administers the pensions of more than 327,000 active and retired school teachers.

Starbucks Canada Charitable Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation

The Starbucks Foundation strengthens humanity by transforming lives across the world, with a focus on enabling community resiliency and prosperity and uplifting communities affected by disaster. Since 2019, more than 3,500 organizations have received grants, amounting to more than $7 million.

Ted Rogers Community Grant

Ted Rogers Community Grants enable local organizations to support youth through educational programs, skills training, mentorship, job skills and community leadership, providing critical supports to help young Canadians achieve their highest potential.