Werklund Foundation


Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is Canada's only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth.  The service is completely anonymous and confidential.  Whether by phone, mobile app or through the website, youth can connect whenever and however they want.

Telus Spark

We partnered with TELUS Spark, the Science Centre in Calgary, Alberta to develop a distinctive and exciting Learning & Leadership Centre. The result of the collaboration impacts broad and diverse audiences and influence our universal understanding of the fundamentals of leadership and the emotional dynamics affecting it. Telus Spark features an interactive learning exhibit and integrates innovative technologies and a media centre designed to help children and youth understand how they learn and develop critical thinking skills.

Werklund Youth Leadership Centre

Launched in May of 2010, the Werklund Youth Leadership Centre was designed to be a primary hub for youth, educators, pre service teachers, community partners, and researchers interested in youth leadership education. Although there is considerable research in the area of youth studies, limited work had been done on youth leadership, and even less on educational programs for the development of youth leadership. The Werklund Youth Leadership Centre proposed, developed and published research focused on youth leadership education, and hosted academic meetings, symposiums, and workshops for scholars, teachers and community members. The Werklund Youth Leadership Centre was located within the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.


As a lead investor, the Werklund Foundation helped AWALI establish Aga Khan University's Institute for Educational Development in East Africa. Additionally, the Foundation supported AWALI Reads, a targeted literacy intervention program in Tanzania that significantly improved the education outcomes within that region.

David Werklund

"The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment."

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