The Calgary Board of Education meets with community leaders, parents, students and other organizations to gain their perspectives, ideas and advice on a variety of important topics. Each of our advisory councils helps us to move towards achieving our mission.
Chief Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council
The Chief Superintendent's Student Advisory Council is comprised of grade 11 students from CBE high schools. Throughout the year, student members meet with the Chief Superintendent of Schools to discuss and share their perspectives on their education. They are ambassadors of student voice and leaders in their school communities.
Elder Advisory Council
Elders are highly respected in their communities, having long discovered their gifts and purposes through their life experiences. Elders bring an understanding of their community’s history and traditional ways. Our CBE Elder Advisory Council was established in October 2010 and includes the following Treaty 7 representation from the following nations:
- Stoney - Nakoda
- Tsuu T’ina
Meetings with Elders occur four times per year.
Fine Arts Council (FAC)
The Fine Arts Advisory Council’s mandate is to:
- Support schools in offering rich programming in Arts education
- Strengthen internal and external networks
- Engage educational partners and community organizations to support student learning
- Increase the visibility of the Arts as a collective of Arts champions
More About The Fine Arts Council
Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) – Overview
The TAC evolved from two separate groups – one focused on walk zones at schools and the other on a review of the CBE transportation model. In its current form, the committee takes a holistic approach to transportation issues and future projects.
Membership on TAC is by appointment and includes representation from school principals, parents, the city of Calgary, Calgary Police Service, local carriers, and the CBE board of trustees and administration.