Taxes declared in support of the Calgary Catholic are an important advocacy step that you can take to demonstrate your support of publicly funded Catholic education in Alberta. To ensure your property taxes are supporting your Catholic school, make sure your school support is shown as "Separate" on your annual property assessment notice and tax bill.
Your elected school board Trustees are able to advocate more effectively on your behalf with clear indications of the support of property owners. This is an important way to signal to all levels of government your desire to see the continuation of publicly funded Catholic education in Calgary and in Alberta. If a declaration of school support is not filed by a property owner, the property assessment and tax bills show the school support as “Undeclared.” If your support designation is wrong, it can be changed by completing and submitting a School Support Declaration form, obtained from the City of Calgary, Taxation Customer Service Centre or Calgary Catholic School District, Business Services Department at 403-500-2531. A change to school support does not take effect until the following calendar year.