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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 »

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 »

Remembering Charlie Fischer, 1950-2020

By | June 19, 2020

A Legacy of Kindness, Compassion, and Positivity EducationMatters was one of the many Calgary charities to benefit from the passion, warmth, and support of Charlie Fischer and his family and we are all deeply saddened to hear of his passing.  Charlie made a positive mark in every area of his life, whether as a loving  Continue Reading »

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, especially in light of the cancellation of diploma exams.  Student award applications are ongoing and school closures and exam cancellations will not affect your ability to receive student awards. Now is the ideal time to log onto our Student Awards portal and begin to apply for  Continue Reading »