Fuel Exceptional Kids Here.

Over the past decade, Wordfest’s Youth Program has connected 90,000 students with the world’s most inspiring authors, including NASA astronaut Dave Williams and Governor General Award-winning graphic duo Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, Indigenous advocate Wab Kinew and Instagram poet Najwa Zebian. But not every school can afford our superstar authors and that’s not fair. Our 2019 goal is to subsidize these life-changing experiences and make sure that every participating school library receives two copies of each author’s books.

Your contribution to Wordfest’s Youth Program will fuel these unique opportunities for kids in Grades 5 to 12, a pivotal (and under-served) time in their development. With respect. With excitement. With openness. With empathy. With the goods.

Shelley Youngblut

CEO & Creative Ringleader
“Connecting Calgarians with Life-Changing Experiences”

How do I make an online donation through Birdies for Kids?

Donate online through Birdies for Kids and Wordfest will receive up to 50% extra funding through this matching gift program.

Donate Online

How do I set up a monthly donation?

To donate monthly or to make a one-time contribution online to Wordfest, please visit our fundraising page on CanadaHelps.org.

Donate Online on CanadaHelps

How do I donate by cheque?

All cheques must be made out to Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation, and mailed or delivered in person to the Wordfest office. Tax Receipts will be issued by the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation.

Memorial Park Library
2nd Floor, 1221 2nd Street SW
Calgary, AB  T2R 0W5

Please Contact Us for Assistance

Who do I contact for more information?

Everett Wilson
Director of Development & Audience Engagement
403-237-9072 | ewilson@wordfest.com