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Curls and Coils for Cosmetology

By | November 9, 2021

Thanks to passionate Calgary public school students, EducationMatters is launching a new fundraising campaign to provide textured hair mannequins for cosmetology students in Calgary Board of Education (CBE) schools. In 2020 Calgary students identified a lack of diversity in their Cosmetology Curriculum and requested a change in the way that their classes were taught.  Thanks  Continue Reading »

ABEEL Shaping the Future Sponsorship Awards

By | November 9, 2021

EllisDon’s Alliance of Black Employee Experience and Leadership (ABEEL) Student Awards are back for a second year. The Shaping the Future Sponsorship Awards are intended to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) students who are ready to step up and make an impact when it comes to making Canada more inclusive. The program encourages students  Continue Reading »

2021 Tax Receipting Deadlines

By | November 24, 2021

The EducationMatters office is closed for the statutory holidays in December. If you have an urgent request please contact us at (403) 817-7468 and follow the message instructions. DONATIONS ONLINE Deadline: December 31, 2021 by 9:59 pm (MST) Visit the EducationMatters secure online donation page to make an online donation. Electronic tax receipts are issued immediately  Continue Reading »

Community Campaigns for CBE Schools

By | October 18, 2021

Did you know that you can host a fundraising project to benefit a CBE school through EducationMatters? Any member of your school community with Principal authorization can request a page where donors make a donation and receive a tax receipt. All funds (minus a 3.5% processing fee) are then granted out to your school to  Continue Reading »

System-Wide Awards

2021 Student Awards

By | August 24, 2021

Once again, EducationMatters’ staff and Student Awards Committee spent their free hours this summer reading through more than 1,680 student award applications to shortlist and select this years’ award recipients. This year EducationMatters donors contributed to more than 260 awards worth a total of over $580,000 to help 220 students begin their post-secondary journey. As  Continue Reading »

Back to School with Pie Junkie

By | August 23, 2021

Love Pie? Want to help students? Like to shop local? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’ then we have the fundraiser for you! From now to Labour Day you can treat yourself to Pie Junkie and help support students in need as they return to the classroom! Head over to and fill  Continue Reading »

Safe and Sound with ConocoPhillips

By | August 11, 2021

The 2020 school year saw a brand new Safety Credentialing Program for students in pre-employment programs. Thanks to ConocoPhillips’ investment, graduates are more employable and less likely to be involved in a workplace accident. Pre-employment programs are a great option for students looking to enter the workforce at an apprentice level immediately after graduation; prior  Continue Reading »

Buy a Book, Thank a Teacher

By | May 11, 2021

I always suspected that I’d be a terrible teacher of younger students, and if there’s one thing that COVID-19 has made abundantly clear it’s that I could not have been more correct. As I type this my computer monitors are shaking and my glass of water rippling à la Jurassic Park’s iconic T-Rex scene thanks  Continue Reading »

Remembering Rogers Lehew

By | March 19, 2021

Rogers Lehew and his wife Joann were founding members of EducationMatters back in 2003. Together with their daughter, Lora, they established the Lehew-Wyman fund to help students across the city participate in sports and arts initiatives in their schools. Over the years we had the privilege of getting to know both Rogers and Joann –  Continue Reading »

Support Math Resources this Pi Day with Pie Junkie!

By | March 3, 2021

Pie Junkie and EducationMatters are teaming up this Pi Day to provide math resources for CBE students! Between March 3-14 when you buy a gift certificate on the Pie Junkie website and add the note ‘CBELOVESPi‘ in to the comments section, Pie Junkie will donate 20% of your gift certificate purchase to projects and initiatives  Continue Reading »