Our programs are run with Youth Workers trained in the field of Community Services and Child Development along with practicum students from programs such as; Child and Youth Studies, Addictions and Community Support, Early Childhood Development, Kinesiology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work.
Jeff Gray C.Y.W.
Jeff is our Executive Director and has worked with youth for over a decade, having been a Guidance Counselor in public schools, Shelter Manager for Inn From The Cold, Manager of Youth Programs with Boys and Girls Clubs, and Family Wellness Partner with Child and Family Services. Born and raised in Airdrie, Jeff is a musician who can be found playing shows around Calgary almost every weekend, as well as hockey year round. Jeff brings a humorous, calm, and peaceful persona with a passionate heart for youth in Calgary. Having been a homeless teen himself, as well as working with homeless adults in Calgary, Jeff's fundamental belief in prevention-based programming comes from seeing the need firsthand, and his passion for this work shows.
Jeff, Age 2
Chander & Madhu Chawla
This sweet couple runs our Breakfast Program at Mayland Heights. Chander has a calm and polite attitude that can settle any room. Chander is a former Restaurant and Hotel Manager, as well as a teacher of Hospitality and Hotel Management.