Calgary Catholic Education Foundation
Calgary Catholic Education Foundation

Media Release


CALGARY, ALBERTA - The Calgary Catholic Education Foundation (CCEF), the Calgary Catholic School District's (CSSD) independent charitable partner, announced today that it awarded over $125,000 in grant funding to 45 projects at 42 schools, which will positively impact over 10,000 students this school year.

“We are thrilled that we could return to pre-pandemic funding levels”, says Janet Lymer, Executive Director of the CCEF.

The CCEF received over $260,000 in requests from 56 of the 117 schools in the CCSD this year. Over $130,000 of this was for technology, emphasizing Chromebooks, tablets, and Loft TV. The CCEF funded 12 Loft TVs in school classrooms – an interactive whiteboard with intuitive technology and over $17,000 in Chromebooks for students. In total, the CCEF funded $79,000 in technology.

"We are hopeful that our funders and supporters will continue to support publicly funded Catholic education through the CCEF in Calgary, Airdrie, Chestermere and Cochrane,” added Lymer.

"We are incredibly grateful for the technology grants our schools and classrooms receive from the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation," says Dr. Bryan Szumlas, Chief Superintendent of the Calgary Catholic School District. "These grants help integrate technology into the curriculum and provide enhanced opportunities for our students during this period of increased online learning."

In 2008, the publicly funded Catholic schools in Calgary stopped participating in charitable fundraising casinos as they are considered a social injustice in the Catholic faith. The CCEF was established to provide an alternative funding source for these casinos while ensuring publicly funded Catholic school students receive the same access to additional school needs as public schools. Since that time, the CCEF has awarded over $3.2 million to classrooms and schools in Calgary, Airdrie, Chestermere and Cochrane.

The CCEF plans a series of fundraising events including a 2022 CASH Raffle, the 36th Annual District Golf Tournament to be held in August and partnering with local businesses for virtual and in-person events. For more information on the CCEF or to donate, visit its website at the

For more information, contact:
Janet Lymer
Executive Director
Calgary Catholic Education Foundation
403.200.7192 | |


2021-2022 General Grants

School Granted Amount Project Title
Apostles of Jesus School $4,000.00 The Defender Digitization Project
Bishop McNally High School $4,865.40 STEM-ing the BRAIN (DRAIN)   
Corpus Christi School $3,125.50 Technology for for the Future
Don Bosco School $3,150.00 Techtopia
Father Doucet School $2,920.00 A Learning Tool in Every Hand
Father Lacombe High School $6,000.00 LIGHTS, Camera, Action! Father Lacombe Fine Arts
Father Scollen School $3,125.50 Father Scollen Learning Hub
Holy Trinity School $2,800.00 Holy Trinity’s Journey to a Leading-Edge Learning Commons.
Our Lady of Lourdes School $2,500.00 Quest Theater
Our Lady of the Assumption $4,000.00 OLA Quest
Our Lady of Wisdom School $3,125.50 Leading Technology for All
Our Lady Queen of Peace School $3,125.50 Lofting us into the future!
Sacred Heart School $3,125.50 LOFT TVs for Sacred Heart School
St. Anthony School $4,000.00 Therapeutic and calming environments for students
with severe intellectual disabilities
St. Damien School $3,125.50 21st century
St. Henry School $3,125.50 Technology for the Future
St. John Henry Newman School $1,990.00 Division 2 STEM initiatives
St. John XXIII School $5,000.00 Learning Commons Library Indigenous Art
and Knowledge Project at St. John XXIII School
St. Joseph School $2,920.00 Fostering Content Creators at St. Joseph School
St. Jude School $3,125.50 Loft into Learning
St. Kateri Tekakwitha School $3,195.00 St. Kateri Tekakwitha Chromebook Technology Project
St. Martin de Porres High School $3,125.50 Learning through technology
St. Monica School $3,000.00 CTF/CTS
St. Patrick School $3,125.50 Literacy, Numeracy, and STEM through Technology
St. Peter School $2,475.00 Imagine Language Learning
St. Pius X School $1,460.00 Learning Commons Project: technology
St. Rupert School $3,125.50 Technology and Beyond
St. Sebastian School $1,833.31 God Squad/Hymn Sing Support
St. Stephen School $3,125.50 Inspiring Today's Youth
St. Timothy Junior/Senior High School $3,650.00 From Old to New - bringing our tech into the 21st Century!
St. Vincent de Paul School $3,000.00 Outdoor Environment Improvement Project.
Adding an Outdoor Classroom and improving basket ball nets.



School Granted Amount Project Title
Divine Mercy School $1,250.00 Library School
Light of Christ School $2,500.00 Zoo School/City Hall School
Our Lady of Wisdom School $2,500.00 Arts Commons
St Isidore School $2,500.00 SeedSchool/Zoo School/Stampede School/2School
St Bede School $1,250.00 Jube School
St Dominic School $1,250.00 Library School
St Jerome School $1,250.00 Stampede School
St Joseph School $1,500.00 Zoo School
St Mark School $3,000.00 City Hall School/Stampede School/SeedSchool/Cross Conservation School
St Philip School $1,250.00 2School
St Pius X School $1,500.00 Eco-Leaders
St Rita School $1,250.00 2School
St Thomas Acquinas School $1,500.00 City Hall School
St Wilfrid School $2,500.00 Arts Commons