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Back to School Backpacks

By | June 20, 2024

We need your support to ensure 3,000+ students from Kindergarten to Gr. 12 are equipped for learning when they start the 2024-25 school year. The Backpacks for Students Campaign will provide new backpacks filled with supplies to students in need. Each year the CBE distributes backpacks to students at 70+ schools across Calgary. With backpacks and access to basic  Continue Reading »

Alberta Skills Competition

By | March 27, 2024

At EducationMatters we are dedicated to empowering Calgary public school students to reach their full potential. One important initiative that enables us to accomplish this is the Alberta Skills Competition. This annual event brings together approximately 700 young people from across the province, providing them with a platform to showcase their skills in 45 trade  Continue Reading »

Indigenous Education Initiatives

By | October 3, 2023

EducationMatters is committed to furthering the work towards Truth and Reconciliation, and we are proud to partner with CBE’s Indigenous Education team to enable our donors to have a meaningful impact on both students and the broader Indigenous communities that live and learn on Treaty 7 land. This fund will go towards supporting many different  Continue Reading »

EducationMatters Legacy Mental Wellness Fund

By | December 16, 2022

In celebration of our 20th birthday, EducationMatters is launching a mental wellness legacy fund to assist Calgary Board of Education students in perpetuity. Since 2020, the landscape of learning has changed for students and teachers everywhere with the effects of pandemic learning challenges lingering. EducationMatters is working to help further integrate mental health initiatives in  Continue Reading »

Monthly Donors

By | June 21, 2022

By choosing to give a regular monthly donation, you will be helping us to plan ahead and make long-term improvements toward students’ success. A regular gift allows us to plan for the future because we know, day in and day out, that we will have a group of dedicated supporters like you. Monthly donors help  Continue Reading »

Elder Honorarium Fund

By | September 29, 2021

EducationMatters is committed to furthering the work towards Truth and Reconciliation, and the Elder Honorarium Fund enables donors to have a meaningful impact on both students and the broader Indigenous communities that live on Treaty 7 land. Ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn from Indigenous Elders is vital in helping them to  Continue Reading »

Our Priorities

Dual Credit & Exploratory Programs

By | January 31, 2021

Dual Credit programs enable students to earn credit towards their high school diploma while getting a head start on post secondary learning.  The courses are ideal for students who learn best in a hands-on environment or have already identified their future career path.  Successfully completing a dual credit program allows students to graduate high school  Continue Reading »

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Food Security for Students

By | December 31, 2020

A hungry child is rarely ready to learn. In the short term, hunger has a negative effect on mood and concentration, while long term effects can have a serious impact on both physical and mental health as well as sustained employment outcomes later in life. Solid evidence indicates that children who are hungry are not  Continue Reading »

Area of Greatest Need

By | December 31, 2020

Want to make a difference? Donating unrestricted funds helps students in Calgary where it’s needed most. Whether it’s food support in schools, technology in classrooms, or resources for English language learners, this source of fully discretionary funds is distributed by EducationMatters to support the area of greatest need in our city for the relief of  Continue Reading »

Lehew-Wyman Family Endowment Fund

By | February 11, 2020

The Lehew-Wyman Family Endowment Fund was established in 2004 to support Calgary Board of Education (CBE) students in 3 key areas: – removing barriers to participating in school sports by providing bursaries to pay for athletic fees or supporting school sport programs; – providing grants for educational enhancements in the area of theatre studies; –  Continue Reading »