Support CADS Calgary

Make A Difference!

Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) Calgary is able to operate thanks to the generous contributions of donors, sponsors and strategic partners like you!

Your contributions, large and small, will fund the purchasing of adaptive skiing and snowboarding equipment and subsidize the fees that students pay for lessons, easing the financial burden placed upon families.

Not only will you be helping some remarkable individuals descend the snow covered mountain, but you’ll be promoting health and wellness, while fostering the development of independence and willpower, strengths we all need as we tackle life’s various mountains.

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Donate to CADS Calgary

Provide Joy and Empowerment to Persons with Disabilities.

Other Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to CADS Calgary. Please consider one of the following initiatives:

Donate Directly to Canada Helps

We have been a volunteer-based organization for the past 40 years, currently with approximately 600 members.

Our main objective is to promote adaptive skiing and snowboarding by teaching and training volunteers to teach students with disabilities how to ski or snowboard using adaptive skills and equipment tailored to their needs.

Demand for our programs grows every year, so if you wish to support us financially, please consider visiting our Canada Helps page.

Donate Your Empty Bottles
Direct Your United Way Contribution
CADS Greeting Cards
Create Your Own Fundraising Campaigns with Canada Helps
Volunteer Your Time

Testimonial from Sponsors

Why the Carlsons’ choose CADS:

You can always find us outside enjoying the beautiful spaces Alberta has to offer - skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, biking - the list goes on! We wanted to support an organization that promotes inclusivity in the outdoors, since everyone has the right to be outside and enjoy these spaces! CADS not only provides students and families with the opportunity to get outside and onto the ski hill, but also a place to build lasting friendships with others in the community. CADS has become a second family to us - we are forever thankful for the life-long connections we have made with the students, instructors, and other volunteers.

The Carlson Family


Sponsor the CADS Calgary Gala

The centrepiece of CADS fundraising efforts is the annual Gala. The gala serves the dual purpose of raising funds and awareness for CADS Calgary, while emphasizing movement, progress, and activity! The joyful nature of the CADS mandate shines through as attendees enjoy a fun and interactive evening with other impactful members of the community. Donors leave the event feeling energized, motivated and proud of their contribution to such a great program.

CADS members look forward to the Movement Gala, as it gives us an opportunity to show our appreciation to our generous sponsors, face to face. We also appreciate the contributors who are unable to attend, and offer the following benefits to all sponsors.

Sponsor the Gala

Enjoy a Fabulous and Worthy Evening While Supporting the Empowerment of Amazing Individuals.

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Support CADS Calgary Gala

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Partner with CADS Calgary

We are seeking long term, value-driven partnerships with companies, social groups and organizations who share our values of inclusion, accessibility, community and passion. With strategic partnerships we can improve our infrastructure, reduce administration and operation costs, strengthen our program offerings and invest in our students and volunteers.

CADS partners will enjoy a motivated workforce, positive media opportunities and a great chance to engage the community, all while contributing to a great program.

Participate with CADS Calgary

Create Meaningful Change in the Lives of Our Participants.

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Donate To CADS Calgary

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities | CADS CalgaryIn September, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced an $8 million sport relief fund to help sport and recreation organizations continue to deliver programming in 2020 and beyond.

As you may be aware, many community organizations have shut their doors due to the financial burden created by COVID-19, including lost revenue and increased program costs. CADS Calgary has experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand.

We are amongst 668 sport and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with grant support through Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund. We are beyond grateful to receive this news and know how positive an impact it will have on sport and recreation organizations, and ultimately, on kids across the country.

With Jumpstart’s support, we’ll be able to run our program next year, as well as as well as purchase and maintain our equipment needed.

A big thank you to Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities for supporting many organizations across Canada!

Sponsors & Thank Yous

Gold Sponsors:
  • The Carlson Family
  • The Hay Family - On behalf of Murray Hay
  • Shane Yarmoloy
Bronze Sponsors:
  • Marilyn Milavsky
  • The Brack Family - On behalf of Doug Brack & Sharon Kisby
  • Gordon Dixon
CADS Calgary Sponsor: Amar Developments
CADS Calgary Sponsor: Global Calgary
CADS Calgary Sponsor: Arc Financial Group

And a special thank you to the generous co-donors of our Eagle-Pass Heliski live auction prize, our Board Members Scott Darling and John Peltier!


Contact us today to help empower people with disabilities through participation in adaptive snowsports.