Our mission

To provide uplifting experiences to children-in-need through the redistribution of donated tickets to arts, culture, recreation and sporting events

How We Help

We provide entertainment, educational and recreational opportunities to children through the distribution of unused tickets and by creating special events that help to heal, bond and unite

Why We Do It

Many charitable organizations provide children and families with the basic essentials of food, shelter and clothing, whereas Kids Up Front provides nourishment for the spirit, another essential element in healthy development

How It Works

We receive ticket donations from partnerships with entertainment organizations, corporations, and the general public. When tickets are available, the agencies select the kids and handle ticket distribution.

Our Vision

That All Children Be Inspired Through The Power Of A Performance

Every $10 donated on a monthly basis can help one child every month attend an event, that might just change their life!

Our programs


Can’t Use Your Ticket?

When you can’t use your tickets, we can!

Having seats sit empty at any event is a lost opportunity for a child in need. Kids Up Front redistributes unused tickets fairly and efficiently through its partnerships with local child-serving charitable agencies.

Change a life, donate today.


Theatre For All

CIBC Theatre for All enables Kids Up Front to remove barriers and give underserved kids the gift of experiencing a live arts production – theatre, dance, opera or symphony.

With this initiative, CIBC becomes Kids Up Front Canada’s primary corporate partner in providing access to live arts performances.


Newcomer Pass

When you’re new in town, nothing means more than having someone throw out the welcome mat. And nothing does a better job of that than the Newcomer Pass Program.

This program aims to fill our city’s arenas, museums, and galleries with a whole new demographic, to connect families who have been living in Metro Vancouver for fewer than five years to some of our city’s greatest resources, and actively break down barriers to sports and culture.


TD Noteworthy

We believe that all young people should be able to experience the magic of live musical performances to enhance their education and their well-being.

Through TD’s generous financial support, many of Vancouver’s under-served kids will be able to establish relationships between music and an art form that could inspire them.

Our Founder

John Dalziel
I looked around and saw so many empty seats and I knew that those seats had been paid for and that those tickets were probably in somebody’s desk. I was determined to fill those seats with kids and their families that wouldn’t normally have a chance to go.

Our Board of Directors