About the Campaign Partners
About Calgary Police Foundation (CPF)
Through the pillars of education, prevention, and early intervention, the Calgary Police Foundation teaches kids how to stay safe from situations they face every day that parents might not even know about. Kids who are approached to buy or sell drugs, join gangs, enter into unhealthy relationships, be physically, mentally or cyber bullied, or tricked into danger with online predators. Kids learn that a police officer is a safe adult. They are armed with life changing and life saving information – information that helps them make better choices. They learn strategies on how to speak up, how to stay out of a life of crime, and how to avoid becoming a young victim.
About Victims Assistance Support Team (VAST)
The Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Support Team (VAST) promotes and advocates the rights and entitlements of victims of crime and trauma. VAST provides assistance to both primary victims (persons who have experienced direct injury, loss or trauma) and secondary victims (those who are impacted by the repercussion of a crime or trauma including witnesses, friends, family and co-workers.) To lessen the effects of a traumatic incident, the Victim Assistance Support Team provides non-judgmental emotional support, a listening ear and practical assistance to victims of crime or tragedy. Two very important members of the VAST team are Justice Facility Dogs Hawk and Calibri.
About Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS)
Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) breeds, raises and trains fully certified assistance dogs. Our service (mobility & PTSD) and hearing dogs provide life-changing independence to those with physical disabilities other than blindness. Our accredited facility dogs work with community professionals, such as teachers, RCMP, Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Support Team (VAST), and psychologists to help support healthy communities. Hawk and Calibri are two Justice Facility Dogs currently serving on the VAST team in Calgary. PADS is a fully accredited member of Assistance Dogs International.
About Jelly Modern Doughnuts
Thank you to Jelly Modern Doughnuts for sponsoring our inaugural Paws for Compassion campaign!
As Canada’s original gourmet doughnut bakery café our vision is to create the best doughnut anyone in Canada has ever tasted. We wanted to reinvent the doughnut with sophisticated flavours and high quality ingredients to create a uniquely crafted artisan treat -– revolutionizing a great Canadian tradition. Jelly is committed to our community — focused on supporting our local producers who supply the necessary ingredients, supporting local charities, and offering our customers the very best product we can. Our philosophy of quality is present in everything that we do and the choices we make. It’s just the right thing to do.