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Introducing the Investing in the Future Award!

By | January 19, 2023

EducationMatters is proud to introduce a new life-changing student award coinciding with their 20th year supporting public education students in Calgary. Since 2003 EducationMatters has dedicated its work to enriching public school education by providing financial grants, scholarships, and awards to improve access to learning opportunities, advance equity, and remove barriers to learning for students.  Continue Reading »

Young girl looks into microscope next to hear teacher - Joan Ethier Women in Science Grant

New Women in Science Grant for CBE Schools

By | January 13, 2023

Through the “Joan Ethier Women in Science Fund” EducationMatters is pleased to invite Grade 7-12 schools in the CBE to apply for a $1,000 grant. The Joan Ethier Women in Science Grant will support educational mentorship/networking opportunities for Calgary Board of Education students who are female or who identify as female and demonstrate financial need.  Continue Reading »

Support Your School via Text Message

By | September 26, 2022

Big news for Calgary Board of Education schools for the 2022/2023 school year! Thanks to the generosity of Calgary-based digital agency Mobility Quotient, CBE schools will have access to Text to Donate all year round. Over 475 donations were made via Text to Donate during our inaugural Loonies for Literacy campaign, and due to that  Continue Reading »

New Mailing Address

By | August 23, 2022

Please be aware that as of August 2022, EducationMatters has a new mailing address! You can now send any general mail or offline donations to: EducationMatters1221 8 Street SWPO Box 13122 Calgary BeltlineCalgary AB T2R 1C6 Our physical address hasn’t changed, so those inside the Calgary Board of Education (city-wide) can continue to send mail  Continue Reading »

Our Fall 2022 Student Awards Have Launched!

By | November 7, 2022

Applications are now open for the Fall 2022 EducationMatters Student Awards! This fall we have three awards available for Calgary public school students. Applications are open for the Laurie Sommerville Scholarship, the Breakthrough Opportunity Bursary for New Immigrants, and the Stampede Toyota Community Matters Scholarship. All three awards are open to Calgary Board of Education  Continue Reading »

Text to Donate coming Oct 2022!!!

By | September 8, 2022

Thanks to the generosity of Mobility Quotient, CBE schools will have access to text to donate all year round! Following the success of text to donate during Loonies for Literacy 2022, it will now be an ongoing feature of school fundraising! Starting October 1 2022, supporters can simply text EdMatters plus your school shortcode to  Continue Reading »

Literacy support is “close to the heart” for Mobility Quotient

By | May 4, 2022

We are excited to announce Mobility Quotient as the title sponsor for Education Matters’ Loonies for Literacy! Mobility Quotient has donated $25,000 in support of Calgary schools, students, and teachers who will benefit from this initiative. Loonies for Literacy launched April 23, 2022 on Canada Book Day. Why Loonies for Literacy is so important to  Continue Reading »

Introducing… Loonies for Literacy!!!

By | April 5, 2022

Loonies for Literacy presented by Mobility Quotient is EducationMatters’ system-wide fundraising event to help schools purchase the resources their students need the most. For every dollar a school raises for its own initiative, a dollar will also go to a school in need through the generosity of community sponsors and contributions. You can donate online  Continue Reading »

Text to Donate for Loonies for Literacy!

By | April 5, 2022

Launching today, Tuesday April 5, supporters can text LITERACY to 30333 and donate $5 to Loonies for Literacy! If you want to direct your $5 to a specific school, simply text LITERACY followed by your school shortcode (e.g. ‘LITERACY 12MILE/LITERACY12MILE’ would direct your donation to Twelve Mile Coulee School, ‘LITERACY ABBEY/LITERACYABBEY’ to Abbeydale, and so  Continue Reading »

Introducing… Loonies for Literacy!!!

By | April 5, 2022

Loonies for Literacy presented by Mobility Quotient is EducationMatters’ system-wide fundraising event to help schools purchase the resources their students need the most. For every dollar a school raises for its own initiative, a dollar will also go to a school in need through the generosity of community sponsors and contributions. You can donate online  Continue Reading »