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What is Between Friends?

Between Friends is a charitable organization in Calgary & area working with the disabilities community since 1982.

Between Friends provides quality social, recreation, and development opportunities so that people with disabilities can connect, grow, and belong. We focus on abilities, not disabilities. This allows each person to set their own goals and determine their level of participation. Many people with disabilities seek social and recreational activities that are fundamental to enriching self-esteem, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Between Friends facilitates programs with these goals in mind while promoting a focus on shared interests over individual differences.

CTV Calgary’s Inspired Albertans with Darrel Janz, recently sat down with Between Friends Ambassadors: Constantin, Cora, and Colton, to chat about the impact Between Friends has had in the disability community in Calgary, and in their lives.  

For more on Constantin and Colton, and other stories on how Between Friends has impacted the lives of people with disabilities in Calgary, take a look at the 2018 Annual Impact Report.


Between Friends offers a variety of programs to children, youth and adults that reduce the barriers of isolation and function as the building blocks of friendship. We provide opportunities that challenge, stimulate and pique the curiosity of our participants.

The positive impact Between Friends has on the lives of individuals with disabilities extends to the greater community as these individuals gain confidence and skills.

Read more about our mission, vision and values.

programs at a glance

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Between Friends W.E.S.O.A.R! 
(Weekend & Evening Social Opportunities, Activities and Recreation)
All ages

Between Friends I.C.A.N!  
(Inclusive Community Activities with No Barriers)
All ages

Between Friends Camp Bonaventure
4 – 17 years old

Between Friends Camp Fun’zAmust 
7 – 16 years old or 17 – 40 years old

Between Friends Adventurers | Day Trippers 
18 – 24 years old

Between Friends Adventurers | Vacationers 
18 years and older