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Empowering Minds


Business No: 812323707RR0001

Empowering Minds™ is a Calgary-based charity that has, since 2006, provided over 10,000 teens with world-class leadership experiences.

Empowering Minds


Empowering Minds is a Calgary-based not for profit that delivers empowerment programs to high schools and youth focused organizations. Launched in 2006, Empowering Minds leadership programs have provided over 5,000 youth with world-class leadership experiences.  Empowering Minds programs are currently active in Calgary and it’s surrounding communities.

Through our programs youth experience learning in a hands-on way. With a focus on inquiry based learning, the programs challenge youth to be more self-aware of and mindful of their relationships. We highlight the importance of self-management, setting and achieving goals and leaving a positive impact on the world around them.

Teen Leadership Breakthrough

Teen Leadership Breakthrough is a two and a half day interactive course that takes place at Camp Chestermere that will empower youth to advance their leadership abilities and allow them to create positive change in their lives. This course is intended for teenagers aged 15-18 who are currently in High School.

This course is hands-on and immersive, requiring participants to overcome obstacles and complete activities that focus on various skills such as teamwork, focus, communication, character and self-confidence. We already know that youth have the power to rise up and become leaders and Teen Leadership Breakthrough is about making sure they know it as well.

Our goal is to help young people shatter glass ceilings rather than slip into glass slippers. As they learn to take an active role in becoming a leader in their own spheres of influence and move outside their comfort zones, these teens will experience not only educational epiphanies but also personal breakthroughs.

Teen Leadership Breakthrough is designed so that when students return to their daily lives, they are more engaged in their own success, more enthusiastic about the world around them, and more empowered to lead.

STEP™ Youth Discovery Program

Empowering Minds brings you STEP!  This is a youth discovery program where students receive their own Youth Report that highlights preferences in the ways they think and behave, which helps youth gain a clearer and deeper self-understanding.

The 3-hour virtual Student/Teacher Emergenetics Program empowers youth to better understand themselves and others in how they think, communicate, and learn.

This proven program with a youth Emergenetics Report, is an exciting way to integrate how students prefer to learn and how teachers can facilitate an educational environment that enhances, deepens, and provides authentic learning experiences for all.  

Based on Emergenetics theory and using positive strengths-based language, STEP honours students through seven distinct thinking and behavior attributes. The result is increased tolerance, motivation, engagement, self-awareness, and an ability to collaborate successfully in cognitively diverse teams.


60 Panatella Rise NW