Albert Park/Radisson Heights Community After-School program (CASP) is a local non-profit organization that was founded to meet a gap in services for families in the Albert Park/Radisson Heights areas.
In 1998, there was an assessed need in our community for quality, safe, and affordable childcare in the critical hours after school. The result of that need was CASP, a free program for children aged 6-12. The program provided Recreation, the Arts, Health and Nutrition and Literacy. Albert Park/Radisson Heights (AP/RH) is situated in the Greater Forest Lawn Area of Calgary. This community is home to many families that face economic challenges that include the working poor, new Canadians, and one- parent families. Most families in this community rent their homes and, therefore, they tend to be more transient than in other areas of the city.
There is a great need to provide support to these families, especially in the critical hours after school. The Albert Park/Radisson Heights Community After-School Program (CASP) provides children and youth a safe, supervised, and accessible environment in the hours after school.