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Technology Access for Ongoing Learning

By | March 27, 2020

EducationMatters is seeking community investment for the purchase of technology to ensure that all students are able to participate in Ongoing Learning while classes in schools remain cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  With the cancellation of classes and the closure of public libraries, many students, particularly high school students, may not have access to  Continue Reading »

Student Award Applications Update

By | March 27, 2020

We know this time is extra-stressful for graduating students concerned about diploma exams, and the news from the province in cancelling the exams can be confusing for some students.  The current crisis will not affect your ability to apply for and receive student awards – and with the current lull in classes, now is the  Continue Reading »

EducationMatters COVID-19 Update

By | March 23, 2020

We may have vacated the office, but we’re still hard at work on behalf of students to ensure they have the programs and supports they need once schools are reopened!  For the safety and wellbeing of our staff, our volunteers, and our supporters, EducationMatters will be operating remotely and practicing social distancing until it is  Continue Reading »

Building Skills, Building Opportunities, and Building Community

By | March 11, 2020

When Lord Beaverbrook High School’s (LBHS) Construction teacher, Josh Overland proposed a new special needs shop class format, he didn’t just get EducationMatters excited, he also piqued the interest of the folks at the Willow Park Golf & Country Club Charity Golf Classic.  Thanks to the combined efforts of both organizations, LBHS is ready to  Continue Reading »

Happy New Year!

By | January 6, 2020

EducationMatters wishes our entire community of supporters, volunteers, students, and educators a happy, healthy 2020.  We are excited to work alongside all of you to make this year a fantastic one for our students and schools! By the close of 2019, EducationMatters had granted out more than $1 million to numerous programs and initiatives taking  Continue Reading »

Discovering Choices – Outdoor Leadership

By | January 2, 2020

At Discovering Choices (DC), the path to graduating high school is flexible to allow each student to find the best way to prioritize their education.  Classes happen in the evening, weekends, during summer, and sometimes even half way up a mountain.  A new initiative called the Outdoor Leadership program takes students outside of the classroom  Continue Reading »

2019 Tax Receipting Deadlines

By | December 5, 2019

As we celebrate this season of giving, we thank all our supporters for helping Calgary Board of Education (CBE) students to succeed this year. If you would like to end the year by investing in our students and wish to receive a 2019 tax receipt, please be sure to note our holiday office hours and  Continue Reading »

Donate to CBE School Field Trips

By | November 8, 2019

Thousands of students in our city miss out on field trips due to circumstances beyond their control, and EducationMatters is committed to ensuring that field trips are accessible to all students regardless of family situation, ability level, or financial need. When you donate to this field trip campaign you are giving students the gift of  Continue Reading »

CBE Rap Battle Club

By | November 5, 2019

The term ‘poetry in motion’ has been applied to many things over the years, however we’re confident that it has found its true calling in describing the art of rapping. Combining the convention, structure, and language of literature with the dynamic performance style more commonly found in a dance studio, rapping makes a compelling case  Continue Reading »

Guided Reading Books for Mandarin Bilingual Program

By | October 31, 2019

With the rise of technology our world is becoming increasingly smaller; today’s students are truly global citizens, and having an understanding and appreciation of different cultures is enormously beneficial. Bilingual programming is one way to help prepare students for a wealth of opportunities post-graduation, and Calgary Board of Education (CBE) schools have an ever-increasing range  Continue Reading »