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Support Student Literacy with Your Gift-Giving this Holiday Season

EducationMatters has two ways to help you do your holiday shopping while supporting students this year! For $20 you can dedicate a library book to the individual(s) of your choice, and to the school of your choice. You will be invited to send an e-card (for immediate or delayed delivery) at the time of donation  Continue Reading »

2021 Tax Receipting Deadlines

The EducationMatters office is closed for the statutory holidays in December as well as Monday, December 27 and Monday, January 3. If you have an urgent request please contact us at (403) 817-7468 and follow the message instructions. DONATIONS ONLINE Deadline: December 31, 2021 by 9:59 pm (MST) Visit the EducationMatters secure online donation page to  Continue Reading »

Curls and Coils for Cosmetology

Thanks to passionate Calgary public school students, EducationMatters is launching a new fundraising campaign to provide textured hair mannequins for cosmetology students in Calgary Board of Education (CBE) schools. In 2020 Calgary students identified a lack of diversity in their Cosmetology Curriculum and requested a change in the way that their classes were taught.  Thanks  Continue Reading »

ABEEL Shaping the Future Sponsorship Awards

EllisDon’s Alliance of Black Employee Experience and Leadership (ABEEL) Student Awards are back for a second year. The Shaping the Future Sponsorship Awards are intended to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) students who are ready to step up and make an impact when it comes to making Canada more inclusive. The program encourages students  Continue Reading »

Community Campaigns for CBE Schools

Did you know that you can host a fundraising project to benefit a CBE school through EducationMatters? Any member of your school community with Principal authorization can request a page where donors make a donation and receive a tax receipt. All funds (minus a 3.5% processing fee) are then granted out to your school to  Continue Reading »

2021 Student Awards

Once again, EducationMatters’ staff and Student Awards Committee spent their free hours this summer reading through more than 1,680 student award applications to shortlist and select this years’ award recipients. This year EducationMatters donors contributed to more than 260 awards worth a total of over $580,000 to help 220 students begin their post-secondary journey. As  Continue Reading »

Important update on 2020 Grants

2020 Application cycle cancelled due to COVID-19 In consideration of the current situation with COVID-19 and the complications of school re-entry combined with the uncertainty the pandemic brings for project planning and implementation, the EducationMatters Fall Grants are being revised for this year and the application process will not proceed. Funding will be distributed for  Continue Reading »

Back to School – Pandemic 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students continues to be enormous.  Students will be back in school in September, and to ensure the safety of them, their families, and their teachers, the school experience will be vastly different than everybody has become accustomed to. Shared resources are a staple of education – books, math  Continue Reading »