Our Mission:

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The Foundation was established in memory of Kali Dyck. Kali believed strongly in helping people that are disadvantaged and especially those with mental challenges and disorders. She volunteered with many organizations that supported special needs and was working towards a career to do the same. The Foundation endeavors to provide financial support to charities and organizations that support the ideals Kali personified.


“Disadvantaged. But what about those who are thoroughly disadvantaged? Those are the people we need to stand up for most.”

— Kali Dyck


Our Story

The Dyck family, owners of Winnipeg-based agribusiness BrettYoung Seeds, have firsthand experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Chad, one of two sons in the family, is autistic. Daughter Kali had a special bond with Chad until her tragic death in an automobile accident in 2011. The family established the Kali Dyck Foundation in 2017 to honour her memory.

When Kali passed everyone that knew her was shocked and saddened. One card we received summed up Kali, the person wrote; “She was not only a top student and strikingly mature for her age, but she was also one of the most gentle young people that I have ever met.” Kali loved to keep journals and some of the quotes on the website come from her writing. We believe these quotes are representative of Kali’s thoughts and actions.


Media Releases


Marking new territory in autism research: St. Boniface Hospital and Ben-Gurion University.

“Family honours daughter, and son with a $300,000 donation enabling the project.”