Werklund Foundation

Our Purpose

Our Mission

Transform communities by inspiring youth to achieve their full potential.

Our Vision

To engage and inspire family members in philanthropy to make a material positive change in the lives of youth.

Our goal is to provide funding for world-class training and programs that ultimately empower students, to provide them with a material positive change in their lives and to realize their full potential. We achieve this through meaningful and sustainable partnerships with other foundations, educational institutions, and community initiatives.

Contributions to Date

The Foundation has provided funding of various amounts, from $100 to over $2 million. Typically, our grants are between $10,000 and $25,000. To date, we have distributed over $5 million to Canadian charities.  


Our Core Values

  • Leading by example
  • Caring for our people and our partners
  • Building trust and loyalty
  • Fun and passion in everything we do
  • Foster integrity and respect
  • Encourage innovation and entrepreneurialism
About Us
David Werklund

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."

~ Dalai Lama
4500, 400 - 3rd Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 4H2
Werklund Foundation
Telephone: 403.231.6545
Fax: 403.231.6549