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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 »

Supporting Student Food Security With Team Gio!

By | December 22, 2020

The holiday spirit was alive and well for more than 300 CBE students this December thanks to School Pantry Grants made possible by the Giordano Family’s Team Gio Initiative. Team Gio works throughout the year to help support students in need and includes Mark & Lauren Giordano, The Italian Centre Shop, the Flames Foundation, and  Continue Reading »

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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 »