Events & Programs

We're Here For Ya Day

Alberta's biggest back-to-school event aims to help local, low-income children and their families make a stressful time of year easier. We provide free backpacks, school supplies, food hampers, haircuts, assorted personal hygiene products, and more on the weekend before the new school year begins. This event is free of charge to attend and helps kids in need go back to school with confidence and all the right tools for success.

We're Here For Ya Day 2022

Costumes for Kids

The Halloween season is A TON OF FUN for children of all ages, but it is an expensive time of year for families, especially if you are low-income or on a limited budget. We supply low-income children with brand new costumes to help build their confidence while participating in a sweet and enjoyable annual tradition with friends and family.

City-Wide Christmas Food & Toy Drive

The foundation's claim to fame, these annual winter campouts have our founder, Daniel Johnstone, braving cold Alberta weather to help raise food and resources for those who struggle to make ends meet during the holiday season. Daniel camps out at multiple locations with a truck to fill, ensuring every child has a toy and a hot meal to eat on Christmas Day.

Classroom and Youth Enrichment Programs

From chaperoned/guided homeless feeds to workshops on the importance of mental health, we take great pride in fostering compassion and leadership among school-going children. In addition to our own objectives, we also partner with Edmonton's Food Bank to put a spotlight on solving food insecurity through innovative solutions-based classroom discussions, with topics such as community gardens and minimizing food waste. Additionally, we are passionate about creating awareness and being proactive about mental health and seeking therapy among youth as part of overall health and well-being. Whether through private workshops at our foundation's physical location, or within scheduled class discussions, we foster the idea of being proactive versus reactive in seeking help for mental health issues and prioritizing self-care. Furthermore, in partnership with local healthcare practitioners, we offer children safe access to private, licensed, and free therapy services.

Educators wishing to book a session with the foundation, please contact us.