what is between friends?
Between Friends is a charitable organization in Calgary & area, entering its 35th year of operation in 2017.
Between Friends provides quality social, recreation and self-development opportunities for people with disabilities to 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.
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 glanceRegister for programs online
W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs (Weekend & Evening Social Opportunities, Activities and Recreation)
I.C.A.N! Programs and Camps (Inclusive Community Activities with No Barriers)
4 – 17 years old
7 – 16 years old or 17 – 40 years old
Adventurers: Day Trippers
18 – 24 years old
18 years and older