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Aspen and Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary Announce Merger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Aspen and Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary Announce Merger

We are excited to announce that Aspen Family and Community Network and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary have decided to come together and merge our agencies to create a new, unified organization that ensures stronger supports for the young people, families and communities that we serve. We envision a huge potential for these two agencies aligning, merging and transforming into ONE BIG DOOR. Together, we will create an even greater continuum of services to support people on every step of their journey.

Please watch this video message from Shirley Purves, CEO of Aspen and Jeff Dyer, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary to learn about the vision for the new organization.

The needs of people in our communities are becoming more and more complex every day. Families, staff, funders and donors have all asked for us to do something different. We are not waiting for change to be done to us: we are creating a new solution.

— Shirley Purves, CEO of Aspen Family and Community Network

We are so grateful for the incredible community support that we have received throughout the past 35 years and we hope the community will continue to be a part of our journey as we pave this new path in the face of uncertainty.

You can support the ONE BIG DOOR integration campaign as Aspen and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary come together to create an even greater continuum of services to support children, youth and families along every step of their journey.

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We would like to show our sincere gratitude to the donors who have already supported this project:

Beddoe Family
Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary Foundation
Burns Memorial Fund
Byler Family
Calgary Foundation
Charitable Foundation of the Family
Read Family
United Way of Calgary and Area
Viewpoint Group

Without the support of these incredible partners, the exploration of this merger would not have been possible. Thank you for trusting us and believing in our vision!

In the short term, children, youth and families will continue accessing the programs and services at BGCC and Aspen respectively, which are so important in their lives. We will continue to seek the philanthropic support of Calgarians to both enable life-saving supports and realize our bold plans for stronger, more sustainable services in the years ahead.

— Jeff Dyer, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary