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Become an EdMatters Investor with a Monthly Donation

By | June 21, 2022

Monthly donors help students in so many ways! From supporting a specific school, to providing barrier removal funding, to investing in specific initiatives – your commitment to donating all year long helps us provide even more opportunities all across Calgary.

The Gift of Reading

By | November 17, 2021

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the reader in your life? For a $20 donation, EducationMatters will dedicate a library book to the school of your choice in honour of your favourite bibliophile!  You can send an e-card at the time of donation, either for immediate or delayed delivery. Sharing your person’s passion by  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 »

Learn to Read: Read to Learn

By | December 31, 2020

Kindergarten to Grade 4 are formative years for students.  The skills learned in their first five years of formal education set the foundation for everything that follows and, along with The Calgary Board of Education (CBE), EducationMatters is committed to ensuring that every student is prepared to find their version of success. Learning to read  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 »

Barrier Removal

By | December 31, 2020

When you donate towards barrier removal for students you are ensuring that we can be nimble and responsive to ever-changing student needs.  Barrier removal funding covers so many things including food supports, bus passes/tickets, equipment and resources needed to support learning, appropriate safety or cold weather apparel, and so much more.  Thank you for helping  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 »

Establish a Granting Fund

By | January 23, 2020

Check out the Establish a Granting Fund PDF! For more information, please contact Helen Nowlan-Walls

Establish an Honour/Memorial Fund or Student Award

By | January 23, 2020

Information on Establishing a Granting Fund. Information on Establishing a Student Award. For further information please contact Helen Nowlan-Walls