We Care

Leaving a Lasting Legacy Comes in Many Forms

With every project that we do, we chose to pay it forward and be a good citizen of our world. We admire and follow the path left before us by others for which upon we are able to be part of the solution. Thank you for your support in helping us to help others.

PictureWeForest is an international non-profit association, creating an unstoppable movement around biodiverse tree planting. Our team of professionals is spread over 3 continents and 12 countries, all our volunteers work for weforest on top of their ‘day-job’ and are driven by the same passion and sharing the same commitment for a better world.

WeForest is an apolitical, non-confessional organization.

Commitment: Today’s biggest challenges are global warming and poverty: WeForest has a very simple solution for both. We restore our natural resources while providing social justice: planting bio-diverse forests in the poorest countries cools our climate and provides jobs for women and enables them to feed and educate their children.

Our vision: A cool, bio-diverse and reforested earth for everyone.

Our mission: Creating and promoting a pioneer movement in large scale sustainable reforestation.

PictureIf you’ve spent time at the Calgary Zoo, or on this website, you know that the zoo is more than just a place to see animals. Like accredited zoos and aquariums across the world, we are a force for animal care research and conservation.

In North America, more people visit zoos and aquariums than attend professional sporting events, providing a unique opportunity to present conservation and environmental messages. Through education and exposure, we help our visitors understand and care about the natural world around us.

Approximately one in seven of the threatened species on earth are under the guardianship of zoos. As long as species still live in threat of extinction, we have a crucial role to play in protecting them. How? We support and drive conservation initiatives through fundraising, captive breeding, sharing their expertise and direct action. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums network contributes approximately $350 million annually to support conservation work in the wild.

At the Calgary Zoo, we partner with other conservation organizations to help reintroduce and recover endangered species including Vancouver Island marmots, whooping cranes, swift foxes, black-footed ferrets, burrowing owls and more, offering both expertise and captive-bred animals for release.

PictureBeagle Paws was the vision of founder Sheila Lewis, in 2002 she made it her mission to bring awareness to the plight of Beagles in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Her promotion of the Beagle as “more than just hunting dogs, they are pets too !” attracted a lot of attention. Other passionate Beagle lovers came forward with offers to help. In January of 2003 Beagle Paws organization was officially launched.

Founded in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador it has now grown to become Canada’s largest Beagle Rescue organization, with an established volunteer base in British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Our non-profit registered charity relies on the support of dedicated volunteers all across Canada to help save abandoned and neglected Beagles.

PictureThe Inn began out of a community concern for the growing number of people facing homelessness during the bitterly cold winter of 1996/97. Volunteers from several local churches met to discuss how they could help.

On May 2, 1997, St. Stephen’s Anglican Church opened its doors to provide shelter and hope to Calgary’s homeless families and others in need. Since then, a number of inter-denominational churches, synagogues, mosques, community associations and organizations have come together to provide emergency shelter and resources for Calgary’s homeless. These Community Inns continue to operate on a rotating basis, 365 days a year, and are located in communities across Calgary.

In October 2008, Inn from the Cold opened Calgary’s first Emergency Family Shelter, located in the heart of the Beltline community. Today, families stay in our downtown shelter and in our Community Inns, both of which operate with the help of over 2,700 committed volunteers.