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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 »

Support Student Literacy with Your Gift-Giving this Holiday Season

By | December 1, 2021

EducationMatters has two ways to help you do your holiday shopping while supporting students this year! For $20 you can dedicate a library book to the individual(s) of your choice, and to the school of your choice. You will be invited to send an e-card (for immediate or delayed delivery) at the time of donation  Continue Reading »

2021 Tax Receipting Deadlines

By | November 24, 2021

The EducationMatters office is closed for the statutory holidays in December as well as Monday, December 27 and Monday, January 3. 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  Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »