Events & Fundraising Initiatives

UP & Away Charity Gala

The UP & Away Gala is one of our most important nights of the year and our biggest opportunity to raise funds and awareness for our organization. In 2023, the Gala will take place on May 4th, 2023, in Macleod Hall at the TELUS Convention Centre (136 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB) with the reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. MST followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. MST. It takes a city, and a whole community to build capacity in young parents as they endeavor to raise healthy and resilient children and we hope you will join us as we reach new heights!

Click here to see last year’s event photos to get a glimpse as to what is in store for 2023!


THANK YOU! It was an incredible night all thanks to you. Through your generosity and contributions over $435,000 was raised in support of Kindred programs and services!

The [Parent Child] Learning Centre and its associated funding have been an immense help to my situation. Without them and their program I wouldn’t be able to even try to finish high school. They care about not only the children there but the parents as well and it means the world. Having them in my corner helps me feel safe in regard to my child. Also, they’ve helped me track his progress and development as well as assisted in figuring out his personal patterns. The Learning Centre wouldn’t be accessible without the funding attached and I am tremendously grateful for both the program and the funders. Thank you all for your assistance and care.

Nate Bungay

PCLC Parent

After three long years, the UP & Away Gala triumphantly returned in 2022 with the unveiling of Kindred’s new name and purpose. We were so honored to have many of you with us for this historic event in our organization’s history and for making it such an incredible success!

We hope that you will join us again as proceeds from this year’s UP & Away Gala will support programs and services for soon to be parents, or young parents, and their children throughout our community and across the province.

Countdown to the 2023 UP & Away Charity Gala









It takes a city to build capacity in young parents as they endeavor to raise healthy and resilient children. In 2023, we want you to partner with us in this journey. Every dollar raised will help empower young parents, or soon to be parents, cultivate the skills and knowledge to form secure attachment with their children, increase their confidence as a parent, and overcome challenges and adversity. Kindred’s innovative and evidence-based services help young parents build on existing strengths and develop new competencies to provide the sensitive, responsive and appropriate care their babies need to thrive.

There are a number of ways you can get involved in 2023 including volunteering! Volunteers are at the heart of success for our Gala every year. Without the generosity of time shared, this event wouldn’t be possible. Opportunities to volunteer are available during the day or evening. If you aren’t able to volunteer on May 4th, there will also be a few positions that require commitment in the days leading up to the day. If you or your group are interested in volunteering at this event, please sign up to receive future gala volunteer information by clicking here.

You can also get involved by purchasing an individual ticket (portion of it is tax deductible) or purchasing a table for 8 or 10; sponsoring the event; or by donating raffle or silent auction items!

Announcing the winner of our Chip in to Win raffle… congratulations, Benn Leong! Click here to see the draw video!


Gold Sponsors

Balloon Raffle Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Electronic Auction Platform Sponsor

Friend of Young Moms

Friend of Young Dads

Friend of Young Children & Babies

Brand Alive Inc.

Blueridge Management Consulting Inc.

Equitable Life of Canada

Blueridge Management Consulting Inc.

Toole Peet Insurance

ESW IT Business Advisors Calgary