Vision - A world in which all kids have access to enriching experiences.


Mission – Kids Up Front distributes tickets to arts, culture and sporting events to deserving kids and their families.


Values – Collaboration, Integrity, Inclusion, Fun, Agility. 


Kids Up Front provides experiences to deserving kids, teens and families. These experiences nurture their spirits, feed their imagination and inspire their dreams!


Our kids are affected by poverty, abuse, illness and disability. They are newcomers to Canada. They endure trying conditions, sometimes without any family support. And they need the magic created by your donation!


With your help, Kids Up Front can alleviate their stresses and challenges by opening doors that let them safely explore the world around them and gain new experiences.


Kids Up Front started as a grassroots charity initiative in Calgary in 2000 when local businessman John Dalziel wondered how unused tickets at the Saddledome could be put to use. Since 2000, Kids Up Front has given local kids and families over 500,000 event tickets – from hockey and football games to concerts and plays – valued at about $18 million.


The real value of the children's experiences, however; is priceless!


Kids Up Front works on behalf of over 300 registered partner agencies to facilitate experiences. The agencies agree to strictly abide by our policies in selecting children, youth, and families who would benefit most from your donations of tickets or passes.


To make a financial contribution, or to donate tickets, please visit our donations page.


Are you in need of the ticket and entertainment opportunities provided by Kids Up Front? Please visit our partner agency page.


Want to see what we were up to last year? Check out our 2018 annual report!