CUPS Mission

Through integrated healthcare, education and housing, CUPS and its partners will assist adults and families in Calgary living with the adversity of poverty and traumatic events to become self-sufficient.

CUPS Vision

Calgarians overcome adversity, reach their potential, and end the cycle of poverty and trauma for themselves and their families.

CUPS Values

Compassion Dignity Collaboration Accountability Ingenuity

CUPS History

Since 1989, CUPS has been helping people overcome the challenges of poverty and attain brighter futures. See CUPS History Timeline

Our People

Senior Staff :

Carlene Donnelly
Executive Director

Dean Schroeder
Senior Director – Developmental Strategy

Robert Perry
Senior Director – Strategic Initiatives

Darryn Werth
Senior Director – Program Strategy

Cheryl Lemieux
Senior Director – Fund Development and Financial Strategies

Board of Directors:

Michael Lang
CUPS Chairman, Fund Development Committee
Chairman, StoneBridge Merchant Capital Corp.

Nancy Bailes
CUPS Director, Governance & HR Committee


Chris Goulard
CUPS Director, Housing Committee
President, Bernelle Construction Management Ltd.

Milan Cacic

Milan Cacic
CUPS Director, Fund Development Committee
First Vice President, CIBC World Markets/Wood Gundy

Jerrad Blanchard
CUPS Treasurer, Finance Committee
Chief Financial Officer, Bengal Energy

Rob Dawson
CUPS Director, Education Committee

Linda Shaikh CAJ

Linda Shaikh
CUPS Director, Expansion Committee

Abby Badwi CAJ

Abby Badwi
CUPS Director, Fund Development Committee
Retired, Former President & CEO, Banker’s Petroleum


Chad Robinson
CUPS Board Vice Chair & Finance Committee
Managing Director, Resource MC

Jamey Fitzgibbon
CUPS Chair of the Strategic Initiatives Committee

Dr Ed O'Brien CAJ

Dr. Ed O’Brien
CUPS Director, Health Committee
Chief of Cardiology, Director of Research, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta



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