we serve these populations

  • children and youth

we need help with:

  • education
  • literacy

A strong public education system is the cornerstone of a healthy and vibrant community.

We believe the best public education happens when the community participates in its development to ensure that disadvantaged students succeed in school and that every student is prepared for adult life.

Our supporters make grants possible to support enhancements for schools in the Calgary Board of Education and provide student awards, scholarships, and bursaries to ensure that Calgary students have the opportunity to achieve more.



Since 2003, we:

  • Granted over $12.4 million in program grants and student awards
  • Received $16.8 million in gifts from donors
  • Grew our endowment portfolio to over $5 million

Our annual grants are awarded to programs that address:

  • Financial Assistance
  • Career, Health & Life Skills
  • Literacy & Technology Enhancements

EducationMatters funds programs and awards that are as diverse as the students in public education. Some develop leadership skills and encourage students to become civic-minded. Others introduce new ways of learning and give challenged students and students with special needs opportunities to fulfill their potential; while others address literacy, career and life skills development.

We work closely with the Calgary Board of Education, leaders in Calgary’s education sector, and our Grants Committee to review and evaluate programs for funding support. We give priority to programs that are innovative, address critical issues and needs, have system-wide potential and that make a difference.

By working together, we can make a difference for our students. When our students succeed, our communities benefit.

You can get involved by:

  • supporting current priorities in public education
  • creating scholarships & grants
  • funding sponsorships

Public education belongs to the public. We invite you to get involved, stay connected and support world-class public education.

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Contact Info

Helen Nowlan-Walls



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Charity Number: #898887005RR0001

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