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The Next Evolution of Soccer Without Boundaries

Getting Involved

making a difference

our programming

Founded in 2010 as a drop-in soccer club to help immigrant and low-income children get involved in community, we have grown to an organization that provides opportunities to all.

donating resources

We rely on your support – learn how to donate time as a volunteer, or to give funds as a donor.

what we do…join us!

food security

providing food to those who need it

soccer without boundaries

ensuring everyone can play

tutoring

helping all kids succeed

social enterprise

sharing resources to enable growth

What Drives Us

Our Mission

  • Inclusive: inviting every individual to participate; celebrating differences
  • Safe Place: giving every child a safe place to play, learn and grow
  • Family-centred: supporting each family’s growth and success
  • Community: encouraging collective identity; accommodating diversity (49+ nationalities); empowering from within the community
  • Teamwork: creating meaningful, engaged and supportive opportunities for integration to serve & build community
  • Responsive: meeting community where it is at and acting on change

Get Involved

We are always in need of:

– drivers to help deliver food hampers

– tutors for online schooling

– soccer program volunteers

Upcoming Events

launch party - details coming soon

Volunteer Orientation

our people

Jean Claude Munyezamu

Executive Director & Founder

Jean-Claude Munyezamu is a Rwandan Canadian who escaped the genocide in 1994 and volunteered in refugee camps in Somalia and Sudan before moving to Canada in 1998. In 2010, learning that children in his neighbourhood were getting into trouble, Jean-Claude took some soccer balls to a nearby green space on a Saturday morning. He continues to nurture community relationships with each participating kid and parent, while directing our growing organization.

Christa Holten

Volunteer & Program Coordinator

Christa has been working with Soccer Without Boundaries since 2018, organizing and supporting our volunteers, facilitating events, writing grants, fixing Wi-Fi routers, pumping soccer balls and generally doing what it takes to get going!

Wedad Al-Houari

Food Hamper Coordinator

Born and raised in Calgary, Wedad has been volunteering with Soccer Without Boundaries for over 3 years. Since March, Wedad is the Assistant Coordinator and manages and prepares the food hampers for families in need around Calgary.

bruce Ruzindana

Youth Education Coordinator

Bruce graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. His natural curiosity and excitement for learning has led him to share his passion with others through tutoring high school courses, teaching piano lessons, and even moving to France to teach English at an engineering university! His desire to share his knowledge combined with his teaching experience has motivated him to develop effective tutoring methods for diverse learning styles. To top it off – he is fluent in both French and English!

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