Calgary, AB,

Announcing the Calgary Police Youth Foundation’s 2021 Philanthropic Leadership Award Recipient – The Shaw Family with special recognition of JR Shaw

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The Calgary Police Youth Foundation is honoured to announce that the 2021 Philanthropic Leadership Award recipient is the Shaw Family of Calgary with special recognition of JR Shaw, pictured below. Since JR Shaw founded Shaw Communications 50 years ago, he ensured that charity and philanthropy were always at the heart of what they do as a Family and in business.

Their leadership is evident in the award-winning Shaw Charity Classic, which has raised over $61 million for hundreds of local charities to date, their generous contributions to charities across the country, their service on non-profit Boards, and in Shaw and Corus’ charitable activities, which have helped provide over $100 million of value annually for community and charitable organizations. We invite you to join us in congratulating the Shaw Family on this tremendous achievement.

The Philanthropic Leadership Award from the Calgary Police Youth Foundation is a prestigious social impact award that is presented annually by the Chief Constable of the Calgary Police Service. It recognises and celebrates a renowned humanitarian whose actions have left a blueprint so that those who follow may be inspired to support the welfare of our city’s children and youth.

The Philanthropic Leader Award is part of the Calgary Police Youth Foundation Annual Chief Youth Courage Awards Celebration which will take place on November 19, 2021. For information about the celebration event and the Calgary Police Youth Foundation you can read more at


For further media information contact:

Susan Cron, Executive Director
Calgary Police Youth Foundation