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2021 Student Awards

By | September 21, 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 »

Remembering Rogers Lehew

By | March 19, 2021

Rogers Lehew and his wife Joann were founding members of EducationMatters back in 2003. Together with their daughter, Lora, they established the Lehew-Wyman fund to help students across the city participate in sports and arts initiatives in their schools. Over the years we had the privilege of getting to know both Rogers and Joann –  Continue Reading »

The 2021 Student Awards Application Window is Open!

By | March 1, 2021

As of March 1, 2021 graduating high school students are able to apply for EducationMatters’ student awards. The application window will remain open until May, with most awards having deadlines of May 1 or May 30. Student Awards really are for all students. While some awards do focus on academics, many others are centered on  Continue Reading »

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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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 »