About CBFY

"Youth thrive and not merely survive"

Mission, Vision & Values

The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (CBFY) is a charitable not for profit youth-centred and a family-focused hub that originated in the year 1990 and supports approximately 8000 individuals annually.

For over 30 years CBFY has provided a welcoming and inclusive environment for immigrant and refugee children, youth and their families by enriching them with the appropriate skills, information, knowledge and experience as they build a life in Canada.

Our core value statement and what drives our passion is “Youth Thrive and not Merely Survive”.

CBFY takes their inspiration from Maya Angelou –“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style”.

This personifies the characteristics of great men and women of CBFY who channel their energies into the betterment of all our clients.

Our values are captured in the following acronym “BRIDGE”:

  • Belonging. Provide a safe and welcoming space and give power of voice and a sense of belonging.
  • Respect. Respectful behaviour in our pursuit of excellence and learning.
  • Innovation. Strengthen our relevance through innovative practices.
  • Diversity. Honour and model diversity.
  • Generosity. Encourage a culture of generosity of spirit.
  • Excellence. Inspire a culture of excellence and learning.

CBFY's strategic direction chart.