“Our team would like to thank ASCEND for its generous support . . . it has created new gateways for learning. Alex’s legacy is making a real difference for the newcomers and families that call CIES home” 

 

Colyn, Manager e-Learning & Communications, Calgary Immigrant Education Society

 


Who We Are

Alex Schaap Charity to Educate and Nurture Development


Impacting Lives

News

In addition to helping individual families in need, ASCEND is proud to partner with a number of community support programs. We also offer annual scholarships to post-secondary students pursuing an education in technology. Our charity support partners to date include:

June 8, 2018 


ASCEND is proud to support young people in achieving their dreams for education!  We handed out a $1000 scholarship to Ben, from Calgary Christian School,  who is going on to study mechanical engineering at the University of Calgary.



  


“On behalf of the women and children who come through our doors and the staff here who work at Sonshine – Thank you for seeing our needs!”


Barbara, Sonshine Community Services

Who We Help

  • PATCH, a Division of Hull Services 
  • Calgary Immigrant Educational Society
  • PREP Program
  • Closer to Home Community Services

“We look forward to outfitting the classrooms and equipping immigrant women with knowledge and access to technology in preparation for entering the labour market”


Eva, Director of Programs, 

Calgary Immigrant Women's Association

ASCEND is a charitable organization based in Calgary, Alberta dedicated to assisting families and community support agencies with donations of computers, laptops, and tablets.

Our mission is to inspire people to ascend above any barriers that impede success. Join us in building a legacy for Alex as we help others pursue their dreams. 

ASCEND, a registered Canadian charity, was founded in 2009 as a legacy to Alex Schaap. ASCEND is committed to making a positive contribution to the Alberta community by supporting the technological needs of family-centred support services. 

ASCEND values your contribution! With your financial support, we are able to provide necessary technologies to Canadian families in need. As a charity, we rely 100% on your generous support. We host unique fundraising initiatives throughout the year and are always looking for sponsor partnerships. 

How To Support