Calgary Catholic educates and empowers students from kindergarten to Grade 12 through its mission of Living and Learning in our Catholic Faith, and through the delivery of successful, high quality instructional programs to its diverse urban and rural student population. Calgary Catholic School District continues to appreciate the generous support received from community organizations that contributes to enhancing the educational experience for our students.
All partnerships and sponsorships must be identified as benefiting students by providing enhanced resources or opportunities and must align with Calgary Catholic School District’s mission, vision and values. Partnership agreements must follow the Ethical Guidelines for Business-Education Partnerships established by the Conference Board of Canada, and be compliant with Calgary Catholic School District policies and regulations. In addition, the district adheres to the principle that schools, staff and students should not be used in any manner to advertise or promote commercial, special interest and non-educational endeavors.
We welcome partners who:
- Are aligned with Catholic doctrine and beliefs
- Can provide a direct curriculum fit
- Have a clear educational focus
- Provide social value to students and their families
- Have a positive impact on student instructional time
Current Calgary Catholic partnerships:
The Integrated School Support Project (ISSP)
The Integrated School Support Project (ISSP), piloted in Holy Trinity School, is an intervention initiative made possible through a partnership with the Calgary Police Service and addresses a variety of needs in this diverse school and community. The objective of the program is to provide the necessary wraparound supports in the school which includes a positive police presence, on-site psychologist, nutrition specialist, physical education specialist, access to a health clinician, breakfast and lunch programs, as well as, after school programs that include mentoring and tutoring. This approach is based on the whole child perspective, which includes nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, academic success and emotional wellbeing and creates a supportive environment in which a child can attain personal success both academically and socially.
Campus Calgary/Open Minds Program
Campus Calgary/Open Minds is an innovative school program that enhances student learning by moving the classroom into vibrant community settings. Teachers, students and community experts come together for a week-long curriculum based experience, designed to meet the needs of each individual. The experience is a catalyst for learning activities that occur throughout the year that inspire and promote critical thinking and problem solving. Calgary Catholic actively works with the community by engaging funders, sites, parents and community advocates. In addition to the 11 existing sites with Campus Calgary/Open Minds, one pilot program will take place in 2016-2017 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee.
Campus Calgary Backgrounder
Multi-Agency School Support Team (MASST)
The Multi-Agency School Support Team project has facilitated a collaborative and comprehensive approach to early identification and the delivery of prevention/intervention to children aged 5 to 15 years, in elementary through to junior high school who are exhibiting anti-social and negative behavior or are at increased risk of victimization. While the focus of the program has been on children, the philosophy of the program also includes educating parents and inviting the family into an active role, as well as, having a good understanding of their risks of victimization and criminal involvement. Calgary Catholic works with partners Calgary Police Service; the Calgary Board of Education; the Calgary Board of Education and the City of Calgary’s Community and Neighborhood Services – Children and Youth Services Division to provide this program.
Calgary Urban Aboriginal Youth & Education Strategy
Calgary Urban Aboriginal Youth & Education Strategy sponsored by the United Way focuses on the Circle of Supports by providing wraparound supports for youth both in and out of school. Two initiatives involve creating resources for teachers (Blue Quills) and providing activities for students in after school programs (Boys & Girls Club). In addition, introducing students to the trades provides additional opportunities for student success (Trade Winds for Success) as does having the services of a family support worker.
The Calgary and Area Regional Collaborative Service Delivery (RCSD)
The Calgary & Area Regional Collaborative Service Delivery (RSCD) is a provincial initiative to support the integration of services at the regional level. RCSD is an evolution of the previous Student Health Partnership (SHP) and involves regional partnership between School Authorities, Alberta Health Services, Child and Family Services and other community stakeholders. It is designed to more effectively meet the learning needs and well-being of children and youth. RCSD will achieve this by strengthening the capacity of service providers to work collaboratively to coordinate integrated supports and services.
We also wish to thank our community partners:
- Alberta Teachers’ Association (Local 55)
- Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (Local 1990)
- Canadian Union of Public Employees (Local 520)
- Calgary Sun