Calgary Flames Spotlight

MISSION: The Calgary Flames Foundation strives to improve the lives of southern Albertans through the support of health and wellness, education and grassroots sports programming.

VISION: Using the power of sport to create healthier communities.

IMPACT: Since ownership brought the team to Calgary in 1980, the Flames Foundation has injected over $40 million into the southern Alberta community, including more than $4 million in 2019-2020.


Camp Kindle

Designed for kids affected by cancer, Camp Kindle meets the needs of the whole family at each stage of a cancer journey—from diagnosis to treatment. The camp’s staff and volunteers are fully qualified and trained to meet the unique needs of young people affected by cancer.

 Calgary Flames Grade 6 YMCA Program

Through the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation, every Grade 6 student in Calgary receives a free YMCA Membership and active programming throughout their Grade 6 year. The goal of the program is to support youth as they transition/age out of traditional childcare models, develop new interests and prepare for junior high. The program was designed to give youth a safe place to practice independence, develop healthy habits, and establish a sense of belonging in a center of community that promotes the values of respect, honesty, caring and responsibility.

Reading…Give it a Shot!

Reading is viewed as the best way for children to develop skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. By encouraging reading, this program opens the minds of children to a world of knowledge and imagination. Reading is a gift, and Reading…Give it a Shot! helps students bring this gift to life.

Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) is a volunteer- driven organization committed to empowering children through ice hockey. The premise of HEROS is to use the game of hockey as a catalyst to attract youth to a program offering support for education, self-esteem building and life-skills training.

The Flames Foundation supports HEROS through a multi-year partnership that resulted in a new HEROS program in the Calgary neighborhood of Bowness. The partnership brings free hockey programming that teaches life skills to over 35 children annually. The three-year partnership fully funds the program in Bowness.

The Flames Community House

The Flames Community House League is a partnership between the Calgary Flames organization, Hockey Calgary, and our member associations.  The goal is to provide recreational players the opportunity to play organized hockey that is affordable, fun, and safe with moderate time commitments allowing for participation in other social, academic, or recreational activities.

Flames 50/50

Participants can purchase up to 200 online 50/50 tickets which the winner could win 50% of the total jackpot and gets to donate 25% of the total jackpot to a charity of their choice through the Flames Foundation. The other 25% will be directed to the Calgary Flames Foundation which will be used to achieve their mission of improving southern Albertans’ lives. The winning ticket number will be posted on the Flames 50/50 web page.



Several Flames Foundation Play Program available to encourage structured and unstructured play including a low-cost entry program to hockey, volunteer driven charity to teach life-skills and empower marginalized youth, affordable organized hockey for recreational players and more.

Learn more about the Calgary Flames Foundation and Programs here.

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