Christian Cañas is a graduate from the University of Calgary
with a M.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering and has been involved in a few
causes that help children and youth. Christian is a huge advocate for education
and help others by volunteering with Brenda’s House, a homeless shelter run by
the Children’s Cottage. On a regular basis, he helps the children with their
math and science homework, using his extensive engineering knowledge.
In addition to his mentorship with Brenda’s House in
Calgary, Christian started a Canadian Charity, Hope in the Dark, that helps
underprivileged children and single mothers living in slums in Bucaramanga,
Colombia. Since the organization started in January 2016, about 70 children
attend a local center daily where over 22,000 meals have been served. He's
developed a child sponsorship program, where Canadian families or individuals
can sponsor children and support some of their most basic needs, giving them a
vision for helping the next generation.
Through Christian’s work in Calgary and abroad he aims to
build awareness around international poverty and to encourage Canadians to get
involved in making the world a better place.