Programs

At Kids Up Front we believe that all kids should have access to enriching and exciting experiences such as sporting, arts, and cultural events. With the help of our partner agencies throughout our communities we are changing lives by providing access to events just like these to children and youth across Canada. Our programs give families a chance to be engaged, included and active which are critical to human happiness. When you support Kids Up Front you are contributing to a healthier and more inclusive community for children and youth to grow up in.

Kids Up Front is making communities stronger by allowing everyone within them to enjoy what they have to offer. Communities benefit from having engaged citizens, strengthening of community values, and inspiring future leaders.

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Have tickets you can’t use? Call or email Kids Up Front before the event and we’ll do the rest!

We get your gift in the hands of kids through our unique partnerships with community agencies.

They put the tickets in the hands of deserving kids and their families who have an unforgettable experience together.

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Benefits

For Children

Kids Up Front provides new opportunities that educate and inspire. Kids Up Front allows all children to participate and feel included. Children benefit from developing a sense of belonging, learning to engage with others, building their self esteem, and knowing that people care.

For Community Agencies

Kids Up Front decreases pressure on more than 1,160 child-serving organizations and enhances services by providing much needed arts, cultural, and recreational opportunities for the youth they are committed to.

For Families

Kids Up Front gives parents and caregivers a break from the challenges at home and allows them to benefit from feeling valued by having the means to give their child a special experience. Families benefit from sharing constructive leisure activities, encouraging positive social interaction between parents, children, and siblings, and healing and strengthening relationships.

You should warn people in advance about how great the seats are. The boys’ and girls’ jaws dropped and it took them one full period before they could recover from the shock of their good fortune. They absolutely adored the experience. One kid, in particular, born of a rather dysfunctional and impoverished family, and who considers the Leafs to be his RELIGION, was almost in tears of joy. Thank you and to the donors for providing such profound experience for the youth (and for me too!).

Steven, Executive Director, Boundless

When I contacted a family and offered them the opportunity to go to a Hitmen game, they were most pleased. They shared that they can never give their family this opportunity because they cannot afford to send all 8 of their children to events. When I told the children, they jumped for joy saying they have never been to a game before. They were so excited to return to the school and tell me all about their day at the Hitmen game. This excitement is exactly why we love this partnership.

Calgary School, Social Support Worker

He had never been to a hockey game. We simply could not spend the money to buy tickets for ourselves. Thanks to Kids Up Front, he was able to attend a game with his community support aide person and had an absolutely wonderful time. He has been talking about hockey ever since and has even started to take ice skating lessons which he loves.

Grateful Mom, Boys & Girls’ Club of Toronto

The impact on our organization has been monumental - these events are often the introduction for our residents to other parts of the city and the exciting opportunities they offer. These events not only give our residents a chance to explore the city, but also increase their sense of belonging in their new home. We are so thankful for the work that you do in offering our families the chance to experience Toronto in ways that they wouldn't be able to otherwise. Thank you for welcoming them. Your work is significant and exceptionally meaningful to the Romero House community!

Erika Toffelmire, Romero House

Main Program Supporters

Calgary

Broadway Across Canada
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation
Calgary Stampede
FELD Entertainment

Edmonton

Edmonton Eskimos
Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
Edmonton Stingers
FC Edmonton
Northlands
Winspear Centre

Ottawa

Adobe
Ingenium
Ottawa Community Foundation
Ottawa Senators Foundation
Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group

Toronto

Conn Smythe Foundation
Corus
Harry Red Foster Foundation
Jays Care Foundation
MLSE Foundation
Yellow Bus Foundation

Vancouver

BC Lions
Novex
Ocean Wise
Pacific National Exhibition
Whitecaps FC