Advocacy Priorities

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Advocacy Priorities

The Board of Trustees advocates to support public education and the best interests of students in the CBE. As part of this work, Trustees consult with constituents and share information with MLAs and government – as an​ individual​ board – and collectively through the Alberta School Boards Association. 

​2023-24 Priorities

The Board of Trustees is currently advocating for education funding to keep pace with escalating student enrolment, the critical need for additional learning spaces and rising costs. 

Learn more about the Impacts of Increasing Enrolment​ and how we are Working Together to Address Urgent Enrolment Growth Impacts.

Additional advocacy information is highlighted below.



Continued Investment in Public Education

The provincial budget for 2023-24 provided an additional $130 million for CBE students. Using this investment we hired teachers, education assistants and other staff ​to support the students we have, and are expecting to have, over the next few years.

Continued investment must be sustained to ensure CBE students are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

Learn More​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


​​​​​​Immediate Need for Learning Spaces

We require new schools to support rapid enrolment growth in Calgary, and modernizations to ensure students are learning in up-to-date facilities close to home.  ​Additional modular classrooms are also needed as a ​short-term solution to relieve enrolment pressures.

Learn More​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Previous ​​​​Advocacy Efforts

Trustees are committed to success for all learners, and continue to work with government to provide input on the K-6 curriculum, transportation challenges​ and more.​

Learn More​​​​​​​​​​

 Contact Us

​Office of the Board of Trustees


 Message from the Board of Trustees on Government Policy Announcement

Feb. 1, 2024

​​We are committed to ensuring each and every student feels welcomed, cared for, respected and safe while at school, no matter who they are or how they identify. 

Read the full message from the board

 What Can You Do?

See w​​ha​​t you can do to make a difference.

Co​n​​​tact ​​Your MLA​​

​We encourage you to share any concerns you may have with your ML​A. Find your MLA using the Legislative Assembly of Alberta​ tool. ​​​​​​​

 Budget 2023-24

More information about the 2023-24 budget​. You can ​also contact your trustee at    ​​

 Governance Policies

The Board​​’s advocacy activities are directed by Board policies:

  • Governance Policy 3.2 states that the Board advocates for the organization and the students it serves.

  • Governance Policy 3.3 states that the Board will Initiate and maintain constructive two-way dialogue with students, employees, paren​ts and the citizens as a means to engage all stakeholders in the work of the Board and the organization.​

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