Our Founders

In early 2016, a Canadian family by the name of Bancroft, comprising of mother, father and their 6 children decided it was time for their young family to experience another culture and help whom and how they could. Coming from a back ground in Education and Business, they set off for the small pueblo of Puerto Aventuras in QRoo, Mexico. Upon arrival, they were able to partner with local community groups and volunteers to found Empowering Youth Society.


Since that time the family has returned to Canada and Empowering Our Youth has since expanded. The society now supports programs locally in Airdrie, Alberta and internationally, in Mexico and Haiti as well.  

Board Members

Board President: Laura Bancroft

Vice President: A. Robert Anderson

Secretary Treasurer: Joel Bancroft

Director: Corina Jeppesen

Director: Jessica Chabot

Director: Kent Stanford 

Director: Bev Hanowski

Accounting Firm: Meyers Norris Penny (MNP)

Next Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 6:00pm at 61 Tanner Close, Airdrie AB November 2, 2021.