Helping young people find their way through challenging life circumstances and sometimes poor choices that can hold them back from reaching their full potential.

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About Calgary Youth Justice Society

For vulnerable youth, the difference between trouble and triumph is a community that cares. We connect adult volunteers with young people who need support, in some cases because they have been in conflict with the law. Our approach is strength focused, seeing beyond what’s wrong to nurture what’s strong.


In Their Own Words

The transformations of youth, parents and volunteers are a source of hope.

Read Their Words

Every Young Person Matters

Every young person has the potential to meaningfully impact our community. Every day, Calgary Youth Justice Society sees young people gain confidence and hope for a brighter future when their strengths are recognized and invested in.

Since 1996 the Calgary Youth Justice Society has helped youth find what is strong in their lives through programs proven to build resilience, reduce risk and nurture community connections.


Strong not wrong.

Our philosophical approach.

Where others might see deficits and risk, we see strengths and possibility. Watch these three amazing young people talk about how they found their way, and find out how you can help people just like them to do the same.

Watch a Video & Read Their Stories


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