At the age of 15, Chaz Smith entered into the care of the child welfare system.

Experiencing homelessness as a youth, he could have never imagined that 14 years later, he would be running a non-profit organization that provides outreach assistance to Calgary’s homeless population.

Laurie Falconer’s life was forever altered when she was diagnosed with celiac disease, but despite the difficulties she faced she was able to establish The Cookie Jar, a 100 per cent gluten-free business.

Five years ago Falconer began struggling with unfamiliar health issues that started impacting her daily routine.
When Dan Martens’ love for graffiti art started getting him in trouble with the law, he knew it was time to start making some better choices.

From a young age, Beverly Robertson was drawn to hairdressing, sitting on the steps of her house and cutting her father's hair.

When she was 13-years-old, Robertson watched her mother's hairdresser dye her hair and then decided to try it for herself.

Determined, Robertson headed to Shoppers Drug Mart to pick up bleach to do highlights in her girlfriends’ hair.