Through the ConocoPhillips World Schools Debate Development Endowment Fund, EducationMatters is pleased to support the development of new and/or the enhancement of existing debate club activity within Junior and Senior High Schools in Calgary.

Currently, EducationMatters has $2,600 available to distribute for this purpose for the 2023/2024 school year. Preference will be given to the development of new debate programs or events, prior to supporting pre-existing events. Development of new virtual events is eligible, even if the club/program is not new.

To apply please visit to create an account and access the grant application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 1, 2023

Our intention is to share the funding as broadly as possible, so please only request the funding you actually need and can use in the course of the year and note that your entire funding request may not be possible. Funding will be distributed based on the number of responses received and consideration of indicated need.

EducationMatters looks forward to hearing from you and to providing this support to debate programs – if you have any questions, please reach out to Kathy.