Soccer Without Boundaries

Building Community, One Goal At A Time

We are Soccer Without Boundaries
Everyone Belongs Here.

We create opportunities that build belonging through sport, music, art, and learning.

Our Covid-19 Emergency Response

Food for families

Laptops for online schooling

Help for EI applicants

Donations of money for food and laptops welcome

Our Story
Community Roots

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.

Our Work
Community Programs

Soccer club, food security, tutoring, summer camps, after-school programs, music and arts groups, groups for girls and women and elders - join us!

Our Champions
Community Support

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

From a soccer program
to a neighbourhood movement.

Soccer Without Boundaries breaks down barriers and lets everyone feel that they belong. Participants build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and strengthen social relationships through teamwork, fair play, and conflict resolution. Parents and families of participants also find new means to volunteer and get involved. As Jean Claude likes to say, "It's a win-win-win!"

280

Activities Per Year

650

Children & Youth Participants

5400

Volunteer Hours in 2019

A small team with big impact

Photo of Jean Claude Munyezamu, award-winning founder of Soccer Without Boundaries

Jean Claude Munyezamu
Founder and Executive Director

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.

Photo of Christa Holten, Volunteer Coordinator of Soccer Without Boundaries

Christa Holten
Volunteer and 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
Assistant 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

We are thrilled to introduce Bruce – our new 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!

Les Hewitt, life coach and Soccer Without Boundaries volunteer

Les Hewitt
Leadership Coach

Les Hewitt is a coach and internationally published author of the "Power of Focus" series. He has been delivering the "Five Fundamentals" skill-building series to Soccer Without Boundaries youth leadership participants since 2017. Himself a one-time young immigrant to Canada from Northern Ireland, Les understands the need for experiences of belonging. 

What We Do
Our Programs

Food Security
Supply of Food Hampers

We provide families in need with food to cook with, fruit, vegetables and diapers, ensuring that families have access to food in a safe and secure manner.

Tutoring
Assistance with Online Schooling

Young adults are providing assistance for children and youth so that they can navigate and excel in online schooling.

Community Connect
After-School Enrichment

At the after-school program at Glenbrook School, each child is a known and valued contributor with a growing sense of belonging.

Saturday Soccer Club
Year-round Fun and Skill Development

Youth and children from over 30 different countries have been coming together every weekend since 2010 to share in the magic of chasing a ball around a pitch.

Summer Soccer Camp
A Week-long Celebration of Sport and Togetherness

Every year, our week-long summer camp focuses on a new theme, and ends with a community celebration that brings out over 500 residents!

Youth Leadership Development
Life Skills and Volunteerism Training

Youth 12 - 17 come together to learn life skills, get job training opportunities, and give back to community via volunteering.

We could not succeed without
the generosity of our supporters.


(403) 618-0457

hello@soccerwithoutboundaries.org

Soccer Without Boundaries
PO Box 86051 SW Marda Loop
Calgary AB, T2T6B7

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