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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »