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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.

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 »

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 »

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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 »

Donate to a Specific CBE School

By | December 31, 2020

It’s easy to support your chosen CBE school!  Click the link below and select the school of your choice from the drop down menu; you can make a one-time gift, or become a monthly supporter of one or more schools in our city!  

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 »

Top Up Student Award Funds

By | December 31, 2020

To top up an established Student Award fund, please use the link below!