Our mission is to promote and facilitate public engagement with public education and to enhance and enrich the education offered to all students.
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 REALLY do make a difference. Our annual grants are awarded to programs that address: Literacy, Career and Life Skills, Leadership and Civic Engagement, Healthy Learning, Special Needs and Diversity.