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ConocoPhillips Innovation Incubator

By | July 22, 2020

EducationMatters is proud to announce that ConocoPhillips will continue to be the title sponsor of the Innovation Incubator in the 2020-21 school year! The Innovation Incubator provides Calgary Board of Education (CBE) teachers with professional development opportunities, specifically designed to increase their design thinking capabilities. The Incubator focuses on developing new skills in science, technology,  Continue Reading »

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Thank You for Helping Calgary’s Students!

By | July 10, 2020

4 weeks ago we asked you for help. Now, thanks to you, Calgary Board of Education students struggling to access online learning will have the tools they need!!! Update on the Access to Technology Campaign There is no denying that the past few weeks have been incredibly challenging for our students across the board. Transitioning  Continue Reading »

Remembering Charlie Fischer, 1950-2020

By | June 19, 2020

A Legacy of Kindness, Compassion, and Positivity EducationMatters was one of the many Calgary charities to benefit from the passion, warmth, and support of Charlie Fischer and his family and we are all deeply saddened to hear of his passing.  Charlie made a positive mark in every area of his life, whether as a loving  Continue Reading »

Technology Access for Ongoing Learning

By | March 27, 2020

Student Award Applications Update

By | March 27, 2020

We know this time is extra-stressful for graduating students, especially in light of the cancellation of diploma exams.  Student award applications are ongoing and school closures and exam cancellations will not affect your ability to receive student awards. Now is the ideal time to log onto our Student Awards portal and begin to apply for  Continue Reading »

EducationMatters COVID-19 Update

By | March 23, 2020

We may have vacated the office, but we’re still hard at work on behalf of students to ensure they have the programs and supports they need once schools are reopened!  For the safety and wellbeing of our staff, our volunteers, and our supporters, EducationMatters will be operating remotely and practicing social distancing until it is  Continue Reading »

Building Skills, Building Opportunities, and Building Community

By | March 11, 2020

When Lord Beaverbrook High School’s (LBHS) Construction teacher, Josh Overland proposed a new special needs shop class format, he didn’t just get EducationMatters excited, he also piqued the interest of the folks at the Willow Park Golf & Country Club Charity Golf Classic.  Thanks to the combined efforts of both organizations, LBHS is ready to  Continue Reading »

Happy New Year!

By | January 6, 2020

EducationMatters wishes our entire community of supporters, volunteers, students, and educators a happy, healthy 2020.  We are excited to work alongside all of you to make this year a fantastic one for our students and schools! By the close of 2019, EducationMatters had granted out more than $1 million to numerous programs and initiatives taking  Continue Reading »

Discovering Choices – Outdoor Leadership

By | January 2, 2020

At Discovering Choices (DC), the path to graduating high school is flexible to allow each student to find the best way to prioritize their education.  Classes happen in the evening, weekends, during summer, and sometimes even half way up a mountain.  A new initiative called the Outdoor Leadership program takes students outside of the classroom  Continue Reading »

2019 Tax Receipting Deadlines

By | December 5, 2019

As we celebrate this season of giving, we thank all our supporters for helping Calgary Board of Education (CBE) students to succeed this year. If you would like to end the year by investing in our students and wish to receive a 2019 tax receipt, please be sure to note our holiday office hours and  Continue Reading »