EducationMatters Back to School Essentials - Fundraising Campaign

Aug. 25, 2021

Back to school supply shopping can be a highlight for many students heading into a new school year, but for some students and families it can present some challenges.

Calgary Board of Education is grateful to its Corporate Partners including Staples, Rogers, Costco, Penny Appeal Canada, and Elevate Lacrosse, who have together donated backpacks and supply kits for approximately 2500 students entering the 2021-2022 school year.

EducationMatters, Calgary’s trust for public education, is hosting a gift card and donation campaign to help alleviate the financial obstacles for the number of students still in need this year. Ensuring each student is set up for a successful school year starts with access to essentials including backpacks and supplies.

To learn more and make a donation, please visit

Please note, at this time, CBE is not accepting in-kind donations of supplies and backpacks.