In The Community


Forensic Friday

At the Unconventional Classroom we believe we all have a part to play in promoting safe healthy communities for all to enjoy.

We also believe that the arts play a vital role in keeping people connected and our neighbourhoods unique and vibrant.

For these reasons we are proud to support a variety of organizations that align with our own core values.

Be the Change

Dollars Rasied To Date

For youth crime prevention programs and domestic violence prevention initiatives in our community.

Gems for Gems

Gems for Gems is a charitable organization that supports women who have survived Intimate partner violence.

Gems for Gems is committed to ending the cycle of domestic abuse by focusing on the support and empowerment of survivors.

Their scholarship program, ambassador program and more, are solution focused and provide high, transformational impact to survivors of abuse.

Hopes Cradle

Hopes Cradle is a collaborative initiative between Gems for Gems and fire halls to support mothers in need and save infants from unsafe abandonment.

When a baby is placed in a Hope’s Cradle it will be considered surrendered. Provided the baby is healthy, there will be no repercussions for the person who chose this safe option.


Youthlink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre is home to Calgary Police Service stories, from the past to present. They are a leader in crime prevention education and offer many programs for youth and adults.

Vertigo Theatre

Vertigo Theatre has entertained audiences for 45 years with hight quality programming, evolving into a truly unique organization.

They are located at the base of the Calgary Tower in the heart of downtown Calgary, and is home to the organization, its two performance venues and the BD&P Mystery Theatre Series.

Every third Friday of the theatres BD&P Mystery Series is designated as Forensic Friday. Forensic Friday features a Question and Answer session with a member of the police service. For almost a decade now Dave has been supporting this event and has been the on stage guest presenter at the end of the production. If you have never done so please come and see what this wonderful theatre is all about. For more information.