About Us

More than a ticket!

Kids Up Front provides experiences to deserving children and youth across Canada. We believe that all kids should have access to enriching experiences like arts, culture, and sporting events. Attendance at events like these helps to foster feelings of inclusion and belonging in the children we help. Kids Up Front reaches children in need through our innovative program by distributing tickets, classes, and passes to more than 1,100 partner agencies in Calgary, Edmonton, Atlantic Canada, Ottawa, Toronto and ,Vancouver.


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


To create joy, promote inclusion and strengthen communities by connecting children and their families to enriching experiences.


Fun, Collaboration, Integrity, Inclusion, Agility.

Our Story


“I looked around and saw so many empty seats and I knew that those seats had been paid for and that those tickets were probably in somebody’s desk. I was determined to fill those seats with kids and their families that wouldn’t normally have a chance to go.”

John Dalziel

From empty seats to unforgettable adventures…

When John Dalziel looked around Calgary’s Saddledome one night in 1999, he saw more than a sea of empty seats; he saw possibility. Why not put those unused tickets into the hands of kids who may never have the chance to be there live when the hometown team wins a big game or when their favourite band comes to town?

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