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Arshia Arbabbahrami Memorial Award

By | January 8, 2021

On January 8, 2020, Western Canada High lost one of their own when Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down shortly after take off from Tehran killing everyone on board. Arshia was a passionate user of the fitness center at Western Canada High School as well as a mentor and role model for the  Continue Reading »

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Technology Access for Students

By | December 17, 2020

EducationMatters continues to seek funding to provide students with access to technology during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have at least 160 students without an adequate device to facilitate learning at home, and expect this number to climb in the coming months. Devices cost approximately $350 each so we need to raise $56,000 to meet this  Continue Reading »

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Give the Gift of a Full Belly

By | December 22, 2020

Being hungry or worrying where your next meal will come from is a frequent feeling for some of our students, and we’re working hard to make sure no child goes hungry this holiday or in the new year. From buying grocery gift cards for students, to donations towards the Fuel for School Breakfast Program or  Continue Reading »

Supporting Student Food Security With Team Gio!

By | December 22, 2020

The holiday spirit was alive and well for more than 300 CBE students this December thanks to School Pantry Grants made possible by the Giordano Family’s Team Gio Initiative. Team Gio works throughout the year to help support students in need and includes Mark & Lauren Giordano, The Italian Centre Shop, the Flames Foundation, and  Continue Reading »

2020 Tax Receipting Deadlines

By | December 7, 2020

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, 2020 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 »

RBC – Giving Students a Head Start on Careers

By | September 23, 2020

In 2019 59 CBE students were able to work towards both high school graduation and apprenticeship qualifications at the same time thanks to the support of the RBC Foundation through EducationMatters! Hands-on programs are a great way to keep students engaged in school – especially individuals who find traditional classroom learning to be challenging. Pre-employment  Continue Reading »

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Important update on 2020 Grants

By | September 12, 2020

2020 Application cycle cancelled due to COVID-19 In consideration of the current situation with COVID-19 and the complications of school re-entry combined with the uncertainty the pandemic brings for project planning and implementation, the EducationMatters Fall Grants are being revised for this year and the application process will not proceed. Funding will be distributed for  Continue Reading »

Back to School – Pandemic 2020

By | August 31, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students continues to be enormous.  Students will be back in school in September, and to ensure the safety of them, their families, and their teachers, the school experience will be vastly different than everybody has become accustomed to. Shared resources are a staple of education – books, math  Continue Reading »

ConocoPhillips Innovation Incubator

By | July 22, 2020

EducationMatters is proud to announce that ConocoPhillips will continue to be the title sponsor of the Innovation Incubator in the 2020-21 school year! The Innovation Incubator provides Calgary Board of Education (CBE) teachers with professional development opportunities, specifically created to increase their design thinking capabilities. The Incubator focuses on developing new skills in science, technology,  Continue Reading »

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Thank You for Helping Calgary’s Students!

By | July 10, 2020

Four weeks ago we asked you for help. Now, thanks to you, Calgary Board of Education students struggling to access online learning will have the tools they need!!! Update on the Access to Technology Campaign There is no denying that the past few weeks have been incredibly challenging for our students across the board. Transitioning  Continue Reading »