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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 »

Bilanes-Martinez Memorial Scholarship

By | October 24, 2023

Eduardo Bilanes lived a long life with selflessness in one hand and compassion in the other, always caring for those around him first. Eduardo-Jose Martinez carried happiness and positivity wherever he went, lending a helping hand while bringing a smile to your face. Both Eduardos were diagnosed with cancer, and in 2022, peacefully passed away  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 »

Endow a Student Award

By | March 23, 2023

As part of our 20th Birthday campaign EducationMatters plans to endow at least ten new student awards to support Calgary students in perpetuity. The sky’s the limit when you’re creating your own student award – do you want to support a specific school, a specific area of study, or is it wide open? Are you  Continue Reading »

EducationMatters Legacy Student Award

By | January 13, 2023

Every year thousands of Calgary students apply for the more than $500,000 EducationMatters has available in student awards. There are so many deserving students, and even with half a million dollars, there’s still not enough to go around, so as part of our 20th Birthday Campaign we are creating and endowing a brand new award  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 »

Loonies for Literacy

By | April 13, 2022

  Loonies for Literacy is EducationMatters’ system-wide fundraising event to help schools purchase the resources their students need the most. For every dollar a school raises for its own initiative, a dollar will also go to a school in need through the generosity of community sponsors and contributions. Head over to the Loonies for Literacy  Continue Reading »


By | January 7, 2022

EducationMatters has partnered with SkipTheDepot to give our supporters a quick and easy way to donate while also keeping recyclables out of landfills. SkipTheDepot is an Alberta-based door-to-door bottle collection service that makes refundable recycling and fundraising easier than 1,2,3. Download the app and book a pickup using Place your bags outside Donate! If  Continue Reading »