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Grant Opportunities

EducationMatters offers a number of different granting opportunities each year – check back often or follow us on social media to be the first to know when applications open.

Kaiti Perras Love of Dance Memorial Fund

The Kaiti Perras Love of Dance Memorial Fund was established in 2014 in loving memory of Kaiti by her family. Kaiti loved all forms of dance, both as a participant and more recently as a teacher. The purpose of the fund is to introduce and inspire passion for school-aged children to the beauty of dance in Calgary Board of Education or Calgary Catholic School District schools.

Applications for 2021 are now open!

Deadline May 31, 2021 at 4:30 pm.


Cooke Family Education Grants

Established in 2021, The Cooke Family has created two different granting streams to benefit CBE students, one focused on financial and basic needs, and the other on exceptional and special needs.  The family invites CBE schools to submit proposals for one or both streams – the application links will ask you to outline:

– your school’s needs;

– your school’s general student demographics;

– how you want to utilize the grant;

– what resources you wish to procure with the grant money (including completing the attached budget);

– the impact it will have on your students’ learning, engagement, and overall wellbeing; and

– how you will evaluate success and share outcomes with both EducationMatters and the Cooke family.

Funding can be requested to cover all or part of a proposed program or initiative. 

Applications for 2021 are now open!

Deadline May 14, 2021 at 4:30 pm.

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ConocoPhillips World Schools Debate Development

The ConocoPhillips World Schools Debate Development Endowment Fund supports the development of new and/or the enhancement of existing debate club activity within Junior and Senior High Schools in Calgary. Funding preference will be given to the development of new debate programs or events, prior to supporting pre-existing events.

Funds will not be granted to support individual debaters for participation in debate events outside of the city of Calgary.

Stay tuned for the 2021 application.


The budget form for all Unique Opportunities can be downloaded here.