"I've seen first hand how vital technology is to the people we serve and have great hope and confidence that your partnership with Patch will profoundly impact and positively change lives. 


PATCH Program at Hull Services

August 2016 

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

"You have taken the weight of the world off my shoulders.  I am forever grateful for your kindness."  

Mom, Closer to Home

November 2016

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. 

Who We Are

Alex Schaap Charity to Educate and Nurture Development

Your gift helps to fill an enormous need for in-class technology resources, and this contribution will go directly towards fostering new skills and opportunities for our newcomer clients and their families at our two schools.

Calgary Immigrant Educational Society
March 2017

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. 

How To Support

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. 

Impacting Lives


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:

‚ÄčFebruary 27, 2018 - Date set! 

We are hosting a 24 hr Wiffleball game again. Mark July 7 and 8 on your calendars and make plans to cheer on the players. More details to come. 


Who We Help