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About Us

h!p was founded in 2005 as a way to engage children under the age of 12 in the practice of philanthropy. Over time, it has evolved, working with 70+ Calgary agencies to create simple projects that anyone of any age can help with.

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HIP is about helping others

It is about having the opportunity to help others. We believe that simple, small acts of kindness can change the world.

The large and growing group of volunteers in the HIP community

We’re a growing community

h!p is a growing community of people of all ages and all capabilities who want to help without committing to a long term or frequent volunteer position. We work with local agencies, listening to what they need and creating an opportunity or project that will help them with that need.

Did you know?

If children volunteer at a young age, they are twice a likely to volunteer as adults.

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The H!P Ladies

Janica Fisher, HIP Executive Director

“For me to BeHip is to cheerlead the passions that a person has and to find more ways they can fuel those passions.”

Janica Fisher, Executive Director

Marnie Worbets, HIP co-founder

“For me to BeHip means helping those in need in our community and helping others to do the same.”

Marnie Worbets, Co-Director

Our Advisory Board

Jaye Bacon, Advisory Board Member

Gail Lai, Advisory Board Member

Paul Siska, Advisory Board Member

Dylan Harris, Advisory Board Member

Karen Whiteman, Advisory Board Member

Agencies we've supported

  • Alcove
  • Alpha House
  • Alzheimer Society
  • Animal Rescue Foundation
  • Aspen Family Services
  • Basically Babies
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Brown Bagging Society
  • Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth
  • Calgary Drop In Centre
  • Calgary Food Bank
  • Calgary Humane Society
  • Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
  • Calgary John Howard Society
  • Calgary Reads
  • Calgary Seniors Resource Centre
  • Calgary Zoo
  • Canadian Forces
  • Catholic Family Services
  • Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta
  • CUPS
  • Discovery House
  • Dogs with Wings
  • Dream Centre
  • Elizabeth Fry Society
  • Feed the Hungry
  • First Christmas in Canada
  • Fresh Start
  • Further Education Society
  • Happy Birthday Project
  • Highbanks
  • Hospice Calgary
  • HULL
  • Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary
  • Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
  • Inn from the Cold
  • Kids for Education
  • Kids Up Front
  • Lil’ Mutts
  • Louise Dean Centre
  • Made by Momma
  • Making Changes
  • McMan Calgary
  • Meals on Wheels
  • MEOW Foundation
  • Mpact Dance
  • Mustard Seed
  • Neighbourlink
  • Parks Foundation Calgary
  • Renfrew Educations Services
  • Ronald McDonald House Calgary
  • Salvation Army
  • Servants Anonymous
  • Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
  • Silvera
  • SouthWest Communities Resource Centre
  • Street Feet
  • Street Light
  • Tails of Help
  • Teen Angels
  • The Alex
  • The Beverly Centre-Glenmore
  • The Children’s Wish Foundation
  • The Magic of Christmas
  • The Military Museums
  • The Trinity Lodge
  • Tooth Fairy Children’s Foundation
  • Tourism Calgary
  • Youths Can Fish 2
  • YWCA