​WHO WE ARE . . .

OPERATION KICKSTART (“OK”) is a non-profit society, registered in 1996 in the province of Alberta Canada, in accordance with the laws and regulations of said province.

OK is a volunteer organization staffed by dedicated retired professionals, with diversified backgrounds, passionate about assisting job seekers. Each is assigned to one OK client until employment is found and is available thereafter to counsel and mentor clients as needed. Contact us for a volunteer application if you wish to help job seekers, find dignity and pride in their lives through work.


Dr. Korman is a retired lawyer, undergraduate of University Winnipeg, University of Manitoba (LLB.) and American University (PhD.) He was the CEO of the  developers resort trade industry of Canada, RTCC, Advisor to LAW REFORM COMMISIONS, Advisor ALDA, Authored over 50 professional articles, Contributed to state and provincial legislation, Editor EUR-ASIAGRAM, Published Novelist, Arbitrator, Mentor & Consultant to diversified business,  Recipient Humanitarian 2014 Manning Award, Member YPO,  Member/Fundraiser UJA, Member International Society Financiers, Recruited as the CEO of a Multinational, Board Member USA companies and charities, Speaker Tour 99 & at conferences worldwide, executive volunteer with numerous nonprofits.

Gordon J Hoffman QC. Is a well-known, award winning and respected philanthropist in Calgary. He is a senior partner of the law firm HOFFMAN DORCHIK, founder of OPERATION KICKSTART, PROJECT WARMTH, ALBERTA CHAMPIONS, Board Member of numerous organizations, including Theater Calgary, Child fund Alert, chaired fundraisers, and named CITIZEN OF THE YEAR CALGARY, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD LAW SOCIETY OF ALBERTA, ALUMNI HONOUR AWARD RECIPIENT UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, GOVERNOR GENERALS CIVIC AWARD to name a few. Gordon’s life has been pledged to helping the needy, through his selfless service to numerous social, cultural and charitable organizations.