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Edmonton Catholic School District Essential Partners


Some partners are fundamental to Edmonton Catholic Schools; they are central to the mission, vision, and operations of the district.  Without these essential partners, many basic services and programs that meet the needs of students and their families could not be provided.  

The Archdiocese of Edmonton and the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton work in communion with the Trustees, administration and staff of Edmonton Catholic Schools to provide an education animated by the Gospel and reflecting the tenets of the Catholic faith.  Our faith partners work with us to support and foster the special characteristics of Catholic education and the ongoing faith development of our staff, and to promote and protect Catholic education in our province so that our rich history of excellence in Catholic Education continues to flourish.  The Council of Elders provides guidance and the sharing of cultural knowledge with Edmonton Catholic School Trustees, district leadership, staff and students.  The District has a strong link with the Indigenous community. Students' parents and families are committed, knowledgeable and supportive contributors to our schools through the School Advisory Councils.  The Edmonton Catholic Schools Foundation is committed to raising additional financial resources needed within our community; funds to support nutrition and other school programs, and enhancing our Catholic identity within our communities. The Joint Use Agreement partners work together to collaboratively plan, develop and operate school and city sites.  Such collaboration is beneficial to the city as a whole.

Edmonton Catholic School District's essential partners, listed alphabetically, include:


 

Edmonton Catholic School District's Educational Community Partnerships


Our district is fortunate to have many successful Educational Community Partnerships that benefit students and their families, as members of a comprehensive community.  Edmonton Catholic School District's many Educational Community Partners and a brief description of our partnership activities are listed here (please note that this list is updated annually):     

Organization

Partnership Activity/Description

Abbotsfield Youth Project (AYP)Afterschool programs, healthy snack community outreach, and living skills through play; life skills. 
Action for Healthy Communities SocietyProvides support to summer school and in-school programs for newcomer families through One World...One Centre.  AHC works to enhance and support the personal, educational and language capacities of immigrant and refugee youth in Edmonton high schools.  Youth facilitators facilitate a program that includes settlement activities (including free field trips), nutrition workshops and digital storytelling.  
Alberta Assessment ConsortiumProfessional Learning Project: Cohorts will explore and design sound assessment practices to support First Nations, Metis & Inuit students.

Alberta Education

 

The education of students simultaneously prepares the citizens of tomorrow while equipping students with the knowledge and skills that they need to be successful in a rapidly changing economy and society. Alberta Education provides funding and direction for education in Alberta.

Alberta Education CTS Bridge to Teacher Grant Program

 

Plumber Apprenticeship Program at Archbishop O'Leary High School:  The CTS Bridge to Teacher Grant Program provided the opportunity to send a journeyman plumber to the U of A to achieve a teaching certificate and to complete his Bachelor of Education degree.

AFLEC (Alberta French Language Education Consortium)Collaboration in the area of French Immersion and French as a Second Language in Alberta.
Alberta Health ServicesSupport provided to all schools K - 12 in the district, as needed on a referral basis.  Supports provided by: (CAMH) Children Youth, Families - Addiction and Mental Health; Allied Health Services (AHS); Mental Health Transition Team (MHTT); School Mental Health Nurse Consultants; ERCSD Regional Team; ERCSD Regional Home Care Team; and AHS School-based Mental Health Therapists.
Alberta Pipe Trades CollegeAssisted with the establishment of a Plumber Apprenticeship Program:  classroom and program design expertise, tools, and equipment.  Providing ongoing support and involvement in the Plumber Program Advisory Committee. ECSD students will attend APTC to complete practical shops necessary for First Year Technical Training Certificate. 
Alberta Soccer AssociationSoccer training sessions for students in grades 5 to 9. 
Alberta Treasury BranchPresentations to students about potential careers in accounting and business; job shadowing
All In For Youth

All In For Youth is funded through the United Way in partnership with several community service providers, and is a three year project.  All In For Youth is a local initiative focused on getting children and youth successfully through their educational journey to high school completion.  It is a collaboration of local partners that works together to offer multiple supports to students - both in and out of school - with the goal of improving academic achievement, engagement in school and development of resiliency.  Collaboration allows us to effectively offer wraparound supports to students early on, as needs emerge.  All In For Youth was developed based on the integration of three previous initiatives in Edmonton:  Partners for Kids, Schools As Community Hubs, and Out of School Time.   All In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area; City of Edmonton Family and Community Support Services; E4C; Edmonton Community Foundation; Edmonton Public Schools; The Family Centre; REACH Edmonton; United Way of the Alberta Capital Region; and Edmonton Catholic Schools.

APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta)APEGA has a variety of programs to support educators and inspire students in science, technology, engineering, and math. Resource material for all grade levels complements the Alberta science curriculum.
Apple Canada Inc.Training sessions for staff.  In return, ECSD provides presentations for Apple Education events about our positive experiences with technology.
APPLE Schools FoundationHealthy Living Initiatives; funding and online resources as well as School Health Mentor support.
ATB Financial Financial Literacy program, ATB Jr. bank 
Autism SocietySupport to inclusive programming in partnership with Learning Services Innovation.
Automotive Parts DistributorsSt. Joseph High School Mechanics Apprenticeship Program:  Student support, apprenticeship opportunities.
Ben Calf Robe SocietyProvides after school activities:  staff ride the buses after school and provide games and activities to students riding the yellow buses.  Provide life skills presentations to selected classrooms.

Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area

 

 

 

 

Partners with ECSD in the All In For Youth initiative.  After school activities:  BBBSE provides a staff member to ride the long bus route and do programming on the bus for children twice a week. During school, one-to-one matches and high-school teen matches; games and activities for students as needed through the year.  Coordination of volunteer opportunities and recognition for students.  For one hour each week Bigs meet with their Littles to talk and share life's experiences, work on homework and reading, and play games and sports.

Breakfast Clubs of CanadaSupport to daily breakfast programs
Breakfast for Learning  (President's Choice Children's Charity)Healthy nutrition support for optimal learning.  Daily snack, breakfast and/or lunch nutrition support at 18 Edmonton Catholic Schools.  
Camp Encounter and Our Lady of Victory CampOwned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton. Since 1980, Camp Encounter has offered outdoor, environmental and adventure experiences in a Catholic-Christian setting for children, youth and adults.
Campus Saint-Jean (University of Alberta)Involvement with several ECSD schools.  Student teacher placement and education programming.
Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering,
University of Alberta)
Provides St. Joseph High School students exposure to Masters and Doctoral level research.

Canadian Institute of Plumbing/Heating (CIPH)

 

 

CIPH is supporting the district's Plumber Apprenticeship Program on an ongoing basis, providing product and materials, providing advice as ongoing members of the program advisory committee, and providing ongoing support to apprenticeship placements and other needs.  Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating member companies supporting the program include Canada Metal Pacific Ltd., Canplas Industries Ltd., EMCO Corporation, Fairview Fittings & Mfg. Limited, Great Lakes Copper Ltd., Hilmor/Lennox, Ipex Inc., and Oatey Canada Inc.

Canadian Mental Health AssociationEducational programs for students with mental health issues; presentations at Student Symposiums and for teachers' professional development.
Canadian Native Friendship CentreSupport FNMI retention and graduation initiatives at three junior high schools, three high schools, and one outreach.  Braided Journeys Leadership Academy.

Canadian Parents for French Edmonton Chapter and Provincial

Communication on cultural activities, research, organization of special events for 12 ECSD schools with French Immersion and French Second Language
Canadian Welding AssociationSupports St. Joseph High School; provides funding for welding equipment, materials for Mind over Metal student summer welding camps, and Financial support for Educator conferencing and training.
Canadian Red CrossLeads junior high student leaders in Peer Education training: healthy relationships.
Canplas Industries Ltd.In-kind support to the partnership between the district Plumber Apprenticeship Program and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.  
Careers The Next GenerationRegistered Apprenticeship Program; Apprenticeship placements. High school skilled trades awareness and training advice for students who may be interested in pursuing careers in trades.
Canada Metal ProductsIn-kind support to the Plumber Apprenticeship Program and partnership with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.

Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, and Catholic Parishes

 

Enhances the lives of ECS staff and students by providing a model of service that finds its vision and mission in the love of Christ.  Our District, in turn, provides space and support for their charitable work.  Together as organizations we promote the work of each other and promote service and care for the poor in the name of Christ:

  • Ecumenical Associations
  • Sacramental preparation
  • Visits with the Bishop and Archbishop
  • Masses and liturgies
  • Pastoral Services
  • Newman Theological College (training for teachers)
  • St. Joseph's Seminary (M. Ed. program)
  • Society of Saint Vincent De Paul (schools provide collection assistance; Bibles). 
Catholic Girls LeagueCatholic Girl's League activities including faith development at Jean Forest Leadership Academy

Catholic Social Services

 

 

 

Newcomer Youth Outreach Program provides seminars to support resume writing, youth orientation about life in Canada, and job searches. 

Youth Settlement Councilors connect students and their families to free Immigration and Citizenship counseling as well as other counseling.  

Centre for Arts and MusicAfter school programs; Junior high students are taught all the components of producing rock and roll music 2-3 days per week. 
Centre for Family LiteracySupport to Genesis Early Learning Family Programs including  Learn Together, Grow Together; 321 Fun (numeracy family program), and training for early learning facilitators (Rhymes that Bind)
Center for Race and CultureAdult Cree Language classes at St. Alphonsus School.  In the classes, they delve into the history of the Cree language and connect Urban Aboriginal people back to their roots.
Cerebral Palsy Society Support to inclusive programming in partnership with Learning Services Innovation.
Cervantes Institute, CalgaryAccreditation to ECSD high schools that offer Spanish Bilingual and Spanish Language & Culture programs, and to junior high schools with the Spanish bilingual program.
Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta
(formerly Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta)
Presentations to students about potential careers in accounting and business; job shadowing.
Chimo Animal-Assisted Wellness & Learning Society (CAAWLS)Calming of students through the use of animal therapy.  FSMW has a large population of students with mental health concerns.  CAAWLS' volunteers and their therapy dogs visit to provide students with an opportunity to connect, relax, and refocus.  The presence of the therapy dogs is a large incentive for students to attend.
CIEP (Centre internationale d'études pédagogiques) Sèvres, FranceSupport to all high schools (French Immersion and French as a Second Language).  ECSD is Accredited as Examination Centre for DELF (International French Language Proficiency Exams)
Cinderella's ClosetGirls who need support with graduation attire may visit and choose formal wear (including accessories) for their graduation ceremony.  

City of Edmonton:  Edmonton's Joint Use Agreement

The Joint Use Agreement partners work together to collaboratively plan, develop and operate school and city sites.  Such collaboration is beneficial to the city as a whole.  JUA Partners:  City of Edmonton, Edmonton Public School Board, Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord, and Edmonton Catholic Schools.  There is a Steering committee, Facilities Management Committee, and a Land Management Committee.  ECSD provides space for after school rentals including gyms and classrooms for community recreation groups.  In return, the school district receives access to community recreation facilities for school/student use.  
City of Edmonton:  Capital City Cleanup Students help to clean parks and sports fields near their schools in the spring.

City of Edmonton: Citizen Services

Genesis School 100 Voices Programs in City of Edmonton Recreation Centres including Clareview, Commonwealth, Central Lions Senior Rec. Centre, Terwillegar, Confederation Leisure Centre, Mill Woods, the Meadows Community Rec. Centre, Edmonton Valley Zoo, and John Janzen Nature Centre.  Use of space & program services (such as swimming and Zumba instructors, nature and zoo interpreters).

The District also works together with Citizen Services on the City of Edmonton Canada 150 Celebrations Committee.

City of Edmonton: Edmonton TransitLittle Big Run: Provide 51 ETS buses as free transportation for students
City of Edmonton: Elevate CommitteeProviding community supports for out-of-school programs.
City of Edmonton: Family and Community Support ServicesAll In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including the City of Edmonton Family and Community Support Services.

City of St. Albert International Children's Festival

Support to Children's Festival participation
CLAC (Christian Labour Association of Canada) High School to Hard Hats Provides funding and resources for St. Joseph High School students interested in pursuing the Welding trade, through the High School to Hard Hats program. CLAC also hires top graduates from the pre-employment program. 
Cobs BakeryDonates weekly bread for needy families
Concordia University of EdmontonA new partnership with Concordia University's Psychology Doctoral students has been developed and is the framework through which Edmonton Catholic Schools and Concordia University can foster and develop a relationship to strengthening the psychological service capacities of our schools, provide practicum/provisional placements of Concordia PsyD students, advance community- driven research and innovation, provide Concordia students with access to real-world environments, and more.  ECSD and Concordia University partner towards human resources collaboration; program presentations to students.  

Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord

Edmonton's Joint Use Agreement and Elevate Committee

Collaboration on Joint Use Agreement; Elevate; other
Cops for Cancer (Canadian Cancer Society)Volunteer at the Active Kids Triathlon: funds raised to support cancer
Council of EldersMembers of the Council of Elders supports the Edmonton Catholic School District Trustees, staff and students by providing guidance and knowledge of Indigenous cultural teachings; youth leadership; and spiritual ceremonies such as smudging and pipe ceremonies.  The Council members work with Ben Calf Robe and Braided Journeys students, and many others.  
Covenant HealthPracticum for Dual Credit Health Care Aide Program; presenting to students on potential careers
Dash Distributors Inc. (Bestbuy)Apprenticeship Program (Mechanics):  Student support, apprenticeship opportunities. Tools as awards each year for top students; teacher training; grants for awards.
Deaf and Hear AlbertaSupport to inclusive programming in partnership with Learning Services Innovation.
DECSA:  Distinctive Employment Counseling Services of AlbertaSupport to inclusive programming in partnership with Learning Services Innovation.
E4C City Centre Church Corporation (All In For Youth partner)

Generously fund ongoing nutrition programs for ECSD students including elementary snack and lunch, snacks for after school programs, and lunch for JH students in need. After school students receive snack every day as well as during out of school time activities (camps during breaks).

All In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including E4C.  

Edmonton Catholic Schools Foundation

Preserve, protect and strengthen Catholic education by:

  • raising funds to support school programs;
  • enhancing our Catholic identity;
  • helping to remove the challenges that students face in achieving the best educational experience possible

 

The specific funding opportunities available through the ECS Foundation include:

  • Dream Makers
  • Helping Hands Fund
  • Guardian Angel
  • 100 Voices
  • Champion Project
  • Conquer Hunger

http://www.ecsfoundation.ca/

Edmonton Catholic Schools Ukrainian Bilingual Parent Advisory Council

Glass Icon Workshop and Transportation

Buses to Ukrainian events, support costs of venues and (throughout the year)

Edmonton Chinese Lions ClubLiteracy supports: provides St. Catherine School students with books for top school citizens.
Edmonton Community Foundation

Gathering and information night for First Nation, Mets and Inuit families at Blessed Oscar Romero High School

All In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including the Edmonton Community Foundation.

Edmonton Dinner Optimist ClubSupport to families in need at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.
Edmonton Down Syndrome SocietySupport to inclusive programming in partnership with ECSD Learning Services Innovation.
Edmonton Food BankWeekly support to nutrition programs for high-needs students' after-school activities at three junior high, three high schools, and one outreach school.  
Edmonton Immigrant Services AssociationHomework Club:  tutoring and study services for students after school.  Assists parents with settlement, immigration, and funding needs September to June of each year.
Edmonton John Howard SocietyElementary Health Program:  health and moral lessons
Edmonton Motor Dealers AssociationEquipment, student support (apprenticeship and work experience opportunities), entrance to the Edmonton Motor Show and April Motor show for St. Joseph High School Mechanics program students. 

Edmonton Police Service

School Resource Officers (SROs)

School resource officers assist the high school administration in ensuring a safe and caring place of learning for students and staff, balancing enforcement with prevention and intervention. SROs provide a community police presence in the school as well as support, advice, and action as needed related to any police-related activity.  Presentations and extra-curricular support as requested.
Edmonton Potato Growers Christmas Hamper Drive support.  

Edmonton Public Library (EPL)

Across the district, EPL visits staff to support to their classroom teaching; community and school library; informs students of EPL online resources. EPL promotes literacy; book talks; Summer Reading Book Club Initiatives including the Library Card Program.  Programs include Information Ninja; Reading Rockstars; Bataille des Boutins; and more.

Edmonton Public Schools (EPSB)

 

Collaboration on initiatives including Edmonton's Joint Use Agreement and the Elevate Committee.

 All In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including Edmonton Public Schools.

Edmonton Sport Council (PLAY Great)PLAY Great is organized through the Edmonton Sport Council to support children/youth in being physically literate.  They support ECSD schools with professional development sessions and physical education resources.
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Rotary Club (YONA)After school orchestra music program for elementary students from St. Alphonsus and St. Teresa of Calcutta schools.  Students are also provided snack, homework support and mentoring.  Support is provided after school during school days.
EMCO Corporation Ltd.In-kind support to the establishment of the partnership between the district and Plumber Apprenticeship Program and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.  Member of Plumber program advisory committee; advocate for the project.
EnbridgeIndigenous Leaders Training
Fairview FittingsIn-kind support to the Plumber Apprenticeship Program and to the partnership with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.

The Family Centre

 

Full-time Success Coach and supports for struggling at-risk students' mental health and well-being.  Over the course of the year, over 200 students and families receive support: full-time mental health therapist, success coach; roots and wings facilitator; supervisory support.  Full-time support is provided during the school year, and available evenings and weekends on an emergency basis.  

All In For Youth is funded through the United Way in partnership with several community service providers and is a three-year project.All In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including the Family Centre.

Family FuturesMental health program support through Girls Inspired/Anger Management Strategies for Teens.  
Fort McMurray Catholic Board of EducationFr. Immersion/French as a Second Language program partnership (language competency exams).  Support for families and educational needs as a result of Fort McMurray community disaster.
French Embassy in OttawaFr. Immersion/French as a Second Language program partnership (language competency exams)
Free Footie SoccerSponsors school soccer skills and teams:  Free Footie Season & tournament, practices, equipment, referees, transportation. 
Gallo & CompanyDaily nutrition support to Holy Cross School.
Gateway AssociationSupport to inclusive programming in partnership with ECSD Learning Services Innovation.
GEF Seniors HousingKnitted mitts and hats for students and families in need.  Seniors read to students during reading week
Glenrose JACC Positive Behaviour Supports TrainingPositive Behaviour Supports Training:  Develop strategies for addressing students with significant behavioral challenges; designed for teams with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other behavioral challenges without this diagnosis. Provides Kids in Care educational programming.

Government of Canada (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)

Support to graduation coach funding/program

Government of Canada (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)

Funds the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs at One World One Centre, Sacred Heart and St. Francis of Assisi. 
Government of Canada (Western Economic Diversification)Provided contribution funding and support for the renovation of a training space as well as project management costs to support the development of a Plumber Apprenticeship Program at Archbishop O'Leary High School.
Great Canadian SolarSt. Richard School:  guests to classrooms and school events; installers of school Solar PV system; information about solar energy.
Great Lakes CopperIn-kind support to the Plumber Apprenticeship Program and partnership with the Canadian Institute of Pluming and Heating.
Gregor FoundationBoys who need support with graduation attire may visit and choose formal wear for their graduation ceremony.
Hampton's Community LeagueAfter school sports; instruction and supervision and equipment for a variety of developmental recreation activities for youth
H + W ProduceSupport to school nutrition programs.
Homesteader Community LeaguePartnership in the development of a new school playground at St. Maria Goretti School.  June Fun Day and winter skating activities.
Hope FoundationKatherine Therrien students are partnered with residents from Dickinsfield Extended Care for many activities throughout the year in the program, "Hope Kids".
Inclusion AlbertaSupport to inclusive programming in partnership with ECSD Learning Services Innovation.
IndspirePeer Support-Educator Mentorship: Provide peer support to First Nations, Metis & Inuit student attending the University of Alberta Faculty of Education.
Inner City Community ProjectAfter school games, crafts, and physical activity program activities at Mother Teresa School
Inquiring Minds SchoolsMany options for off-site classrooms for an entire week.   Students engage in a host of creative learning activities. A Beyond the Classroom initiative.
International Baccalaureate  (IBO) / SEBIQSupports participation in IB community of schools with professional development, resources, support for teachers throughout the year.
IPEX, Inc.In-kind support to the Plumber Apprenticeship Program and partnership with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.  Member of Plumber program advisory committee; advocate for the project.
Italian Language Education ConsortiumCollaboration in the area of Italian language education in Alberta.
Ivan Franko University of LvivSupport to International Ukrainian Language Proficiency Exams
Junior Achievement Northern Alberta and NWTJunior Achievement provides volunteers from the business community to present Financial Literacy information and to provide student mentorship programs for grades 3-12.  Grade 8 students receive the half-day program "Dollars with Sense". 
KARA Family Resource CentrePositive parenting programs, discussion groups, and seminars. Evening Training Sessions
Kids Now ProgramMentoring Youth to Make Positive Choices:  social and organizational skills.  Mentors students' self-awareness and self-esteem, goal setting, communication, conflict resolution and stress management.  
Kids on TrackAfterschool extracurricular program at St. Martha School.  School Character Club where clubs emphasize Christian character through singing, games, stories, puppets, prizes and engaged learning times. 
(The) Kings UniversityDual Credit Business Course within the Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Collaboration for hiring of new teachers.
Kitaskinaw School (Enoch)Grade 9 Transition
Kiwanis Club of EdmontonTerrific Kids Program at Father Leo Green School.  Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance
Knights of ColumbusAssists in funding the yearly Remembrance Day and Father Troy Tournament at St. Joseph High School, and Free Throw Basketball skills and tournament at St. Maria Goretti School.  Faith Formation.  Shrove Tuesday pancake lunch for Annunciation School students and staff.  Rosary Program, School Icon Program, and Tabs for Wheels program in partnership with Bishop Greschuk School.  Support to St. Matthew School Ukrainian Bilingual Program cultural and religious activities; curriculum support; social Justice.  Purchase of supplemental Religion resources; coats, scarves, and toques for students.  
Lakeland Catholic School District #150Fr. Immersion/French as a Second Language program partnership (language competency exams)
L'Arche Society EdmontonSupport to inclusive programming in partnership with ECSD Learning Services Innovation.
Learning A-ZECSD is translating leveled books into Ukrainian and Polish. These books will be accessible globally at the Learning A-Z website.
Lennox/Hilmor (Spectrum Sales)In-kind support to the Plumber Apprenticeship Program and to the partnership with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.
Loblaws/SuperstoreFunding for St. Maria Goretti School nutrition program.  Students are offered a morning snack as well as supplementary lunch as needed.

MacEwan University

 

Physical education program for students grades K to 6.  Student registration; scholarships; student nursing placements and more.   FNMI Summer school CALM 20 Transition to Post-Secondary Program
MERFIP (Metro Edmonton Regional French Immersion Program)Supports French Immersion teachers and leaders of member districts. Facilitates professional learning in response to emerging needs.
Metis Child and Family Services SocietyAttendance of FNMI students supported in various forms. 
Mill Woods Aboriginal Interagency GroupSupports to Fresh Start Mill Woods through Indigenous activities in the community including monthly Family Night highlighting Indigenous cultural teachings and activities.  
Milron ManufacturingProvides sheet metal, power tool donations for the fabrication welding program at St. Joseph High School.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport of SpainSpanish Visiting Teachers' Program and Spanish Language and Culture Assistant Program
Ministry of Education of Galicia, SpainTeachers' Shadowing Program
NAIT Alternative Energy DepartmentSupport for science programs at St. Richard School.
Newman Theological CollegeTheological education and training courses for school administration and teachers.
Northgate CountryStudent support, apprenticeship opportunities, equipment for student learning for Mechanics Apprenticeship Program at St. Joseph High School.

Norquest College

 

 

High School Dual Credit programs including Accounting, Health Care Aide Certification, Tourism.  Dual Credit Pharmacy Technician Program Course.  Dual Credit summer school Leadership Fundamentals I-III Transition to Ten Program. 

Oatey (Allan Forrest Sales)In-kind support to the Plumber Apprenticeship Program and to the partnership with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.
Poundmakers Lodge and Nechi InstituteIndigenous wellness training, parent and student support
REACH EdmontonAll In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including REACH Edmonton.
Running RoomSupports all of the costs for the annual Active Kids Triathlon
St. Alphonsus Parish Catholic Women's' League (CWL)Support to nutrition/snack program through the year
Save On FoodsApple Schools program partner 
Servus Credit UnionFunding for Makerspace equipment needs
Seton Way Project Society of EdmontonFaith Development; religious leadership and spiritual growth. Based on the Latin American principle of base Christian communities, girls at St. Basil School meditate and reflect on their faith through class meetings and discussion groups.
Shift:  The Project to End Domestic Violence (Fourth R)Strategies for Healthy Youth Relationships - a set of resources and instructional strategies.
SKILLS Alberta Provides opportunities for high school CTS students to compete at the Regional, Provincial and National levels in their trade areas.
Socially Emotionally Aware Kids (SEAK)Provides "Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies (PATHS)" that focuses on social and emotional development.
Sobeys Lakeland Ridge (Sherwood Park)School-wide snack and supplementary lunch program at St. Maria Goretti School. Groceries contributed weekly for snack program.  
Spanish Language Education ConsortiumCollaboration in the area of Spanish language education in Alberta.
Sport Medicine Council of AlbertaSupports teachers in ECSD that are instructing Career and Technologies Studies (CTS) Recreation strand courses. 
Start2Finish Run4ChangeThe Start2Finish Run4Change (5K walk/run) addresses the issue of obesity/physical inactivity and child poverty.
Statistics CanadaInformation/data for reports and plans; opportunities for curriculum enhancement; opportunities for staff and students to provide information
Stollery Children's Hospital FoundationTeach youth about philanthropy through The Heart of Glee presentations to students.  Junior high and high school students from across Edmonton showcase their talents of song and dance.
Supreme SteelProvides the Weld Symbol instruction/course, in house and Steel Days tour of their facility for St. Joseph High School.
Telus World of Science Support for admittance and bus costs to attend Telus World of Science.  
Truth and Reconciliation CommissionResources and curriculum to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's national Calls to Action for reconciliation with Indigenous people.
Ukrainian Bilingual Language AssociationSponsorship of an Artist in Residence; purchase of supplementary resources; sponsorship of field trips for St. Matthew School.
Ukrainian Catholic EparchyBishop David Motiuk; District Chaplain, Father Julian Bilyj; and Eparchy Priests lead and support many district activities including Byzantine Feast Days; school cultural and religious activities; curriculum support, spiritual support, and guidance; presence at celebrations throughout the year.
Ukrainian Canadian Social Services (UCSS)UCSS provides support to families of ECSD students as it responds to the needs and interests of both the Ukrainian Community as a whole and individuals through its wide range of services.
Ukrainian Language Education ConsortiumCollaboration in the area of Ukrainian language education in Alberta.

United Association of Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 488

Start-up tools and equipment to establish the Plumber Apprenticeship Program; advice regarding the design of the program and classroom; support ongoing as members of program advisory committee and as advocates of the program.

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

Nutrition in School Collaborative:  A collaboration initiated by United Way among the Edmonton Catholic School District, Edmonton Public School Board, Edmonton Food Bank, Alberta Health Services, E4C City Centre Church Corporation, Food for Thought, and United Way of Capital Region.

 All In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including the United Way.

University of Alberta(FNMI) Summer school CALM 20 Transition to Post-Secondary Program
University of Alberta Canadian Indigenous Languages & Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI)
Partner to provide Professional Learning opportunities to build teacher capacity with proven Indigenous Language Strategies.  Principals of Indigenous Language Acquisition & Learning: Connecting Language and Literacy in the classroom.  Cree Language Program. "Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin" (Cree way of Life)

University of Alberta CMASTE

(Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education)

CELL (Center for Excellence in Lab Learning); project-based labs into Curriculum and enrichment; student support; apprenticeship opportunities; access to materials such as the scanning electron microscope each semester at St. Joseph High School.

University of Alberta:

Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth and Families

A collaboration among the U of A, community agencies, and organizations in and around Edmonton towards improving the development of children, youth, families and communities. Connecting research and community.  ECSD partners with the University of Alberta CSL to support the linkage of academic coursework (various faculties and programs) to community-based learning experiences.
University of Alberta:   Discover E Education

Discover E Education:  University students come to school and offer after school computer and science instruction to students in grades 4-6.

U-School:  Grade 9 students attend the University of Alberta for a week long experience.

University of Alberta Faculty of Native StudiesCommunity Service Learning:  Student in a Master's degree program will spend 30 hours volunteering as a placement in a school to gain additional experience prior to graduation.

University of Alberta

Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

Working on a partnership with the U of A Steadward Centre to support students to be physically active in an inclusive environment. Partner to support on the Little Big Run.
University of Alberta:  PAXIS InstituteResearch Project: Using a consistent Program to develop appropriate behavior, social and self-regulation skills.  Ongoing staff professional development, implementation, kits, resources, observations and data provided.
University of Alberta U-SchoolProvide Grade 9 U-School Experience at St. Catherine School.
Unlimited Potential Community ServicesProvides intense behavioral support as well as adapted and modified educational programming to some ECSD students.
Waterford of Summerlea Seniors HomeSt. Benedict School students partner with seniors home for special events at both the school and the Home.
WE SchoolsSupport to Father Leo Green School Social Justice Club initiatives. 
WeCan Cooperative

Support Fresh Start Partners for Youth, Fresh Start Mill Woods with resume building and student employment mentoring.
Winnifred Stewart AssociationFresh Start Mill Woods, Fresh Start Partners for Youth, Fresh Start Westmount recycling program support/partnership.
YMCAYMCA and ECSD staff collaborate to support children with identified needs in their daycare settings throughout the year.  On-site, weekly, after-school activities provided to struggling readers by the staff of the YMCA.  Physical Literacy Support; Boys and Girls Club after school activities. High school alternative suspension program.

 



Educational Community Partnerships

Edmonton Catholic School District Essential Partners


Some partners are fundamental to Edmonton Catholic Schools; they are central to the mission, vision, and operations of the district.  Without these essential partners, many basic services and programs that meet the needs of students and their families could not be provided.  

The Archdiocese of Edmonton and the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton work in communion with the Trustees, administration and staff of Edmonton Catholic Schools to provide an education animated by the Gospel and reflecting the tenets of the Catholic faith.  Our faith partners work with us to support and foster the special characteristics of Catholic education and the ongoing faith development of our staff, and to promote and protect Catholic education in our province so that our rich history of excellence in Catholic Education continues to flourish.  The Council of Elders provides guidance and the sharing of cultural knowledge with Edmonton Catholic School Trustees, district leadership, staff and students.  The District has a strong link with the Indigenous community. Students' parents and families are committed, knowledgeable and supportive contributors to our schools through the School Advisory Councils.  The Edmonton Catholic Schools Foundation is committed to raising additional financial resources needed within our community; funds to support nutrition and other school programs, and enhancing our Catholic identity within our communities. The Joint Use Agreement partners work together to collaboratively plan, develop and operate school and city sites.  Such collaboration is beneficial to the city as a whole.

Edmonton Catholic School District's essential partners, listed alphabetically, include:


 

Edmonton Catholic School District's Educational Community Partnerships


Our district is fortunate to have many successful Educational Community Partnerships that benefit students and their families, as members of a comprehensive community.  Edmonton Catholic School District's many Educational Community Partners and a brief description of our partnership activities are listed here (please note that this list is updated annually):     

Organization

Partnership Activity/Description

Abbotsfield Youth Project (AYP)Afterschool programs, healthy snack community outreach, and living skills through play; life skills. 
Action for Healthy Communities SocietyProvides support to summer school and in-school programs for newcomer families through One World...One Centre.  AHC works to enhance and support the personal, educational and language capacities of immigrant and refugee youth in Edmonton high schools.  Youth facilitators facilitate a program that includes settlement activities (including free field trips), nutrition workshops and digital storytelling.  
Alberta Assessment ConsortiumProfessional Learning Project: Cohorts will explore and design sound assessment practices to support First Nations, Metis & Inuit students.

Alberta Education

 

The education of students simultaneously prepares the citizens of tomorrow while equipping students with the knowledge and skills that they need to be successful in a rapidly changing economy and society. Alberta Education provides funding and direction for education in Alberta.

Alberta Education CTS Bridge to Teacher Grant Program

 

Plumber Apprenticeship Program at Archbishop O'Leary High School:  The CTS Bridge to Teacher Grant Program provided the opportunity to send a journeyman plumber to the U of A to achieve a teaching certificate and to complete his Bachelor of Education degree.

AFLEC (Alberta French Language Education Consortium)Collaboration in the area of French Immersion and French as a Second Language in Alberta.
Alberta Health ServicesSupport provided to all schools K - 12 in the district, as needed on a referral basis.  Supports provided by: (CAMH) Children Youth, Families - Addiction and Mental Health; Allied Health Services (AHS); Mental Health Transition Team (MHTT); School Mental Health Nurse Consultants; ERCSD Regional Team; ERCSD Regional Home Care Team; and AHS School-based Mental Health Therapists.
Alberta Pipe Trades CollegeAssisted with the establishment of a Plumber Apprenticeship Program:  classroom and program design expertise, tools, and equipment.  Providing ongoing support and involvement in the Plumber Program Advisory Committee. ECSD students will attend APTC to complete practical shops necessary for First Year Technical Training Certificate. 
Alberta Soccer AssociationSoccer training sessions for students in grades 5 to 9. 
Alberta Treasury BranchPresentations to students about potential careers in accounting and business; job shadowing
All In For Youth

All In For Youth is funded through the United Way in partnership with several community service providers, and is a three year project.  All In For Youth is a local initiative focused on getting children and youth successfully through their educational journey to high school completion.  It is a collaboration of local partners that works together to offer multiple supports to students - both in and out of school - with the goal of improving academic achievement, engagement in school and development of resiliency.  Collaboration allows us to effectively offer wraparound supports to students early on, as needs emerge.  All In For Youth was developed based on the integration of three previous initiatives in Edmonton:  Partners for Kids, Schools As Community Hubs, and Out of School Time.   All In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area; City of Edmonton Family and Community Support Services; E4C; Edmonton Community Foundation; Edmonton Public Schools; The Family Centre; REACH Edmonton; United Way of the Alberta Capital Region; and Edmonton Catholic Schools.

APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta)APEGA has a variety of programs to support educators and inspire students in science, technology, engineering, and math. Resource material for all grade levels complements the Alberta science curriculum.
Apple Canada Inc.Training sessions for staff.  In return, ECSD provides presentations for Apple Education events about our positive experiences with technology.
APPLE Schools FoundationHealthy Living Initiatives; funding and online resources as well as School Health Mentor support.
ATB Financial Financial Literacy program, ATB Jr. bank 
Autism SocietySupport to inclusive programming in partnership with Learning Services Innovation.
Automotive Parts DistributorsSt. Joseph High School Mechanics Apprenticeship Program:  Student support, apprenticeship opportunities.
Ben Calf Robe SocietyProvides after school activities:  staff ride the buses after school and provide games and activities to students riding the yellow buses.  Provide life skills presentations to selected classrooms.

Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area

 

 

 

 

Partners with ECSD in the All In For Youth initiative.  After school activities:  BBBSE provides a staff member to ride the long bus route and do programming on the bus for children twice a week. During school, one-to-one matches and high-school teen matches; games and activities for students as needed through the year.  Coordination of volunteer opportunities and recognition for students.  For one hour each week Bigs meet with their Littles to talk and share life's experiences, work on homework and reading, and play games and sports.

Breakfast Clubs of CanadaSupport to daily breakfast programs
Breakfast for Learning  (President's Choice Children's Charity)Healthy nutrition support for optimal learning.  Daily snack, breakfast and/or lunch nutrition support at 18 Edmonton Catholic Schools.  
Camp Encounter and Our Lady of Victory CampOwned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton. Since 1980, Camp Encounter has offered outdoor, environmental and adventure experiences in a Catholic-Christian setting for children, youth and adults.
Campus Saint-Jean (University of Alberta)Involvement with several ECSD schools.  Student teacher placement and education programming.
Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering,
University of Alberta)
Provides St. Joseph High School students exposure to Masters and Doctoral level research.

Canadian Institute of Plumbing/Heating (CIPH)

 

 

CIPH is supporting the district's Plumber Apprenticeship Program on an ongoing basis, providing product and materials, providing advice as ongoing members of the program advisory committee, and providing ongoing support to apprenticeship placements and other needs.  Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating member companies supporting the program include Canada Metal Pacific Ltd., Canplas Industries Ltd., EMCO Corporation, Fairview Fittings & Mfg. Limited, Great Lakes Copper Ltd., Hilmor/Lennox, Ipex Inc., and Oatey Canada Inc.

Canadian Mental Health AssociationEducational programs for students with mental health issues; presentations at Student Symposiums and for teachers' professional development.
Canadian Native Friendship CentreSupport FNMI retention and graduation initiatives at three junior high schools, three high schools, and one outreach.  Braided Journeys Leadership Academy.

Canadian Parents for French Edmonton Chapter and Provincial

Communication on cultural activities, research, organization of special events for 12 ECSD schools with French Immersion and French Second Language
Canadian Welding AssociationSupports St. Joseph High School; provides funding for welding equipment, materials for Mind over Metal student summer welding camps, and Financial support for Educator conferencing and training.
Canadian Red CrossLeads junior high student leaders in Peer Education training: healthy relationships.
Canplas Industries Ltd.In-kind support to the partnership between the district Plumber Apprenticeship Program and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.  
Careers The Next GenerationRegistered Apprenticeship Program; Apprenticeship placements. High school skilled trades awareness and training advice for students who may be interested in pursuing careers in trades.
Canada Metal ProductsIn-kind support to the Plumber Apprenticeship Program and partnership with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.

Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, and Catholic Parishes

 

Enhances the lives of ECS staff and students by providing a model of service that finds its vision and mission in the love of Christ.  Our District, in turn, provides space and support for their charitable work.  Together as organizations we promote the work of each other and promote service and care for the poor in the name of Christ:

  • Ecumenical Associations
  • Sacramental preparation
  • Visits with the Bishop and Archbishop
  • Masses and liturgies
  • Pastoral Services
  • Newman Theological College (training for teachers)
  • St. Joseph's Seminary (M. Ed. program)
  • Society of Saint Vincent De Paul (schools provide collection assistance; Bibles). 
Catholic Girls LeagueCatholic Girl's League activities including faith development at Jean Forest Leadership Academy

Catholic Social Services

 

 

 

Newcomer Youth Outreach Program provides seminars to support resume writing, youth orientation about life in Canada, and job searches. 

Youth Settlement Councilors connect students and their families to free Immigration and Citizenship counseling as well as other counseling.  

Centre for Arts and MusicAfter school programs; Junior high students are taught all the components of producing rock and roll music 2-3 days per week. 
Centre for Family LiteracySupport to Genesis Early Learning Family Programs including  Learn Together, Grow Together; 321 Fun (numeracy family program), and training for early learning facilitators (Rhymes that Bind)
Center for Race and CultureAdult Cree Language classes at St. Alphonsus School.  In the classes, they delve into the history of the Cree language and connect Urban Aboriginal people back to their roots.
Cerebral Palsy Society Support to inclusive programming in partnership with Learning Services Innovation.
Cervantes Institute, CalgaryAccreditation to ECSD high schools that offer Spanish Bilingual and Spanish Language & Culture programs, and to junior high schools with the Spanish bilingual program.
Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta
(formerly Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta)
Presentations to students about potential careers in accounting and business; job shadowing.
Chimo Animal-Assisted Wellness & Learning Society (CAAWLS)Calming of students through the use of animal therapy.  FSMW has a large population of students with mental health concerns.  CAAWLS' volunteers and their therapy dogs visit to provide students with an opportunity to connect, relax, and refocus.  The presence of the therapy dogs is a large incentive for students to attend.
CIEP (Centre internationale d'études pédagogiques) Sèvres, FranceSupport to all high schools (French Immersion and French as a Second Language).  ECSD is Accredited as Examination Centre for DELF (International French Language Proficiency Exams)
Cinderella's ClosetGirls who need support with graduation attire may visit and choose formal wear (including accessories) for their graduation ceremony.  

City of Edmonton:  Edmonton's Joint Use Agreement

The Joint Use Agreement partners work together to collaboratively plan, develop and operate school and city sites.  Such collaboration is beneficial to the city as a whole.  JUA Partners:  City of Edmonton, Edmonton Public School Board, Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord, and Edmonton Catholic Schools.  There is a Steering committee, Facilities Management Committee, and a Land Management Committee.  ECSD provides space for after school rentals including gyms and classrooms for community recreation groups.  In return, the school district receives access to community recreation facilities for school/student use.  
City of Edmonton:  Capital City Cleanup Students help to clean parks and sports fields near their schools in the spring.

City of Edmonton: Citizen Services

Genesis School 100 Voices Programs in City of Edmonton Recreation Centres including Clareview, Commonwealth, Central Lions Senior Rec. Centre, Terwillegar, Confederation Leisure Centre, Mill Woods, the Meadows Community Rec. Centre, Edmonton Valley Zoo, and John Janzen Nature Centre.  Use of space & program services (such as swimming and Zumba instructors, nature and zoo interpreters).

The District also works together with Citizen Services on the City of Edmonton Canada 150 Celebrations Committee.

City of Edmonton: Edmonton TransitLittle Big Run: Provide 51 ETS buses as free transportation for students
City of Edmonton: Elevate CommitteeProviding community supports for out-of-school programs.
City of Edmonton: Family and Community Support ServicesAll In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including the City of Edmonton Family and Community Support Services.

City of St. Albert International Children's Festival

Support to Children's Festival participation
CLAC (Christian Labour Association of Canada) High School to Hard Hats Provides funding and resources for St. Joseph High School students interested in pursuing the Welding trade, through the High School to Hard Hats program. CLAC also hires top graduates from the pre-employment program. 
Cobs BakeryDonates weekly bread for needy families
Concordia University of EdmontonA new partnership with Concordia University's Psychology Doctoral students has been developed and is the framework through which Edmonton Catholic Schools and Concordia University can foster and develop a relationship to strengthening the psychological service capacities of our schools, provide practicum/provisional placements of Concordia PsyD students, advance community- driven research and innovation, provide Concordia students with access to real-world environments, and more.  ECSD and Concordia University partner towards human resources collaboration; program presentations to students.  

Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord

Edmonton's Joint Use Agreement and Elevate Committee

Collaboration on Joint Use Agreement; Elevate; other
Cops for Cancer (Canadian Cancer Society)Volunteer at the Active Kids Triathlon: funds raised to support cancer
Council of EldersMembers of the Council of Elders supports the Edmonton Catholic School District Trustees, staff and students by providing guidance and knowledge of Indigenous cultural teachings; youth leadership; and spiritual ceremonies such as smudging and pipe ceremonies.  The Council members work with Ben Calf Robe and Braided Journeys students, and many others.  
Covenant HealthPracticum for Dual Credit Health Care Aide Program; presenting to students on potential careers
Dash Distributors Inc. (Bestbuy)Apprenticeship Program (Mechanics):  Student support, apprenticeship opportunities. Tools as awards each year for top students; teacher training; grants for awards.
Deaf and Hear AlbertaSupport to inclusive programming in partnership with Learning Services Innovation.
DECSA:  Distinctive Employment Counseling Services of AlbertaSupport to inclusive programming in partnership with Learning Services Innovation.
E4C City Centre Church Corporation (All In For Youth partner)

Generously fund ongoing nutrition programs for ECSD students including elementary snack and lunch, snacks for after school programs, and lunch for JH students in need. After school students receive snack every day as well as during out of school time activities (camps during breaks).

All In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including E4C.  

Edmonton Catholic Schools Foundation

Preserve, protect and strengthen Catholic education by:

  • raising funds to support school programs;
  • enhancing our Catholic identity;
  • helping to remove the challenges that students face in achieving the best educational experience possible

 

The specific funding opportunities available through the ECS Foundation include:

  • Dream Makers
  • Helping Hands Fund
  • Guardian Angel
  • 100 Voices
  • Champion Project
  • Conquer Hunger

http://www.ecsfoundation.ca/

Edmonton Catholic Schools Ukrainian Bilingual Parent Advisory Council

Glass Icon Workshop and Transportation

Buses to Ukrainian events, support costs of venues and (throughout the year)

Edmonton Chinese Lions ClubLiteracy supports: provides St. Catherine School students with books for top school citizens.
Edmonton Community Foundation

Gathering and information night for First Nation, Mets and Inuit families at Blessed Oscar Romero High School

All In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including the Edmonton Community Foundation.

Edmonton Dinner Optimist ClubSupport to families in need at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.
Edmonton Down Syndrome SocietySupport to inclusive programming in partnership with ECSD Learning Services Innovation.
Edmonton Food BankWeekly support to nutrition programs for high-needs students' after-school activities at three junior high, three high schools, and one outreach school.  
Edmonton Immigrant Services AssociationHomework Club:  tutoring and study services for students after school.  Assists parents with settlement, immigration, and funding needs September to June of each year.
Edmonton John Howard SocietyElementary Health Program:  health and moral lessons
Edmonton Motor Dealers AssociationEquipment, student support (apprenticeship and work experience opportunities), entrance to the Edmonton Motor Show and April Motor show for St. Joseph High School Mechanics program students. 

Edmonton Police Service

School Resource Officers (SROs)

School resource officers assist the high school administration in ensuring a safe and caring place of learning for students and staff, balancing enforcement with prevention and intervention. SROs provide a community police presence in the school as well as support, advice, and action as needed related to any police-related activity.  Presentations and extra-curricular support as requested.
Edmonton Potato Growers Christmas Hamper Drive support.  

Edmonton Public Library (EPL)

Across the district, EPL visits staff to support to their classroom teaching; community and school library; informs students of EPL online resources. EPL promotes literacy; book talks; Summer Reading Book Club Initiatives including the Library Card Program.  Programs include Information Ninja; Reading Rockstars; Bataille des Boutins; and more.

Edmonton Public Schools (EPSB)

 

Collaboration on initiatives including Edmonton's Joint Use Agreement and the Elevate Committee.

 All In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including Edmonton Public Schools.

Edmonton Sport Council (PLAY Great)PLAY Great is organized through the Edmonton Sport Council to support children/youth in being physically literate.  They support ECSD schools with professional development sessions and physical education resources.
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Rotary Club (YONA)After school orchestra music program for elementary students from St. Alphonsus and St. Teresa of Calcutta schools.  Students are also provided snack, homework support and mentoring.  Support is provided after school during school days.
EMCO Corporation Ltd.In-kind support to the establishment of the partnership between the district and Plumber Apprenticeship Program and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.  Member of Plumber program advisory committee; advocate for the project.
EnbridgeIndigenous Leaders Training
Fairview FittingsIn-kind support to the Plumber Apprenticeship Program and to the partnership with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.

The Family Centre

 

Full-time Success Coach and supports for struggling at-risk students' mental health and well-being.  Over the course of the year, over 200 students and families receive support: full-time mental health therapist, success coach; roots and wings facilitator; supervisory support.  Full-time support is provided during the school year, and available evenings and weekends on an emergency basis.  

All In For Youth is funded through the United Way in partnership with several community service providers and is a three-year project.All In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including the Family Centre.

Family FuturesMental health program support through Girls Inspired/Anger Management Strategies for Teens.  
Fort McMurray Catholic Board of EducationFr. Immersion/French as a Second Language program partnership (language competency exams).  Support for families and educational needs as a result of Fort McMurray community disaster.
French Embassy in OttawaFr. Immersion/French as a Second Language program partnership (language competency exams)
Free Footie SoccerSponsors school soccer skills and teams:  Free Footie Season & tournament, practices, equipment, referees, transportation. 
Gallo & CompanyDaily nutrition support to Holy Cross School.
Gateway AssociationSupport to inclusive programming in partnership with ECSD Learning Services Innovation.
GEF Seniors HousingKnitted mitts and hats for students and families in need.  Seniors read to students during reading week
Glenrose JACC Positive Behaviour Supports TrainingPositive Behaviour Supports Training:  Develop strategies for addressing students with significant behavioral challenges; designed for teams with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other behavioral challenges without this diagnosis. Provides Kids in Care educational programming.

Government of Canada (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)

Support to graduation coach funding/program

Government of Canada (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)

Funds the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs at One World One Centre, Sacred Heart and St. Francis of Assisi. 
Government of Canada (Western Economic Diversification)Provided contribution funding and support for the renovation of a training space as well as project management costs to support the development of a Plumber Apprenticeship Program at Archbishop O'Leary High School.
Great Canadian SolarSt. Richard School:  guests to classrooms and school events; installers of school Solar PV system; information about solar energy.
Great Lakes CopperIn-kind support to the Plumber Apprenticeship Program and partnership with the Canadian Institute of Pluming and Heating.
Gregor FoundationBoys who need support with graduation attire may visit and choose formal wear for their graduation ceremony.
Hampton's Community LeagueAfter school sports; instruction and supervision and equipment for a variety of developmental recreation activities for youth
H + W ProduceSupport to school nutrition programs.
Homesteader Community LeaguePartnership in the development of a new school playground at St. Maria Goretti School.  June Fun Day and winter skating activities.
Hope FoundationKatherine Therrien students are partnered with residents from Dickinsfield Extended Care for many activities throughout the year in the program, "Hope Kids".
Inclusion AlbertaSupport to inclusive programming in partnership with ECSD Learning Services Innovation.
IndspirePeer Support-Educator Mentorship: Provide peer support to First Nations, Metis & Inuit student attending the University of Alberta Faculty of Education.
Inner City Community ProjectAfter school games, crafts, and physical activity program activities at Mother Teresa School
Inquiring Minds SchoolsMany options for off-site classrooms for an entire week.   Students engage in a host of creative learning activities. A Beyond the Classroom initiative.
International Baccalaureate  (IBO) / SEBIQSupports participation in IB community of schools with professional development, resources, support for teachers throughout the year.
IPEX, Inc.In-kind support to the Plumber Apprenticeship Program and partnership with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.  Member of Plumber program advisory committee; advocate for the project.
Italian Language Education ConsortiumCollaboration in the area of Italian language education in Alberta.
Ivan Franko University of LvivSupport to International Ukrainian Language Proficiency Exams
Junior Achievement Northern Alberta and NWTJunior Achievement provides volunteers from the business community to present Financial Literacy information and to provide student mentorship programs for grades 3-12.  Grade 8 students receive the half-day program "Dollars with Sense". 
KARA Family Resource CentrePositive parenting programs, discussion groups, and seminars. Evening Training Sessions
Kids Now ProgramMentoring Youth to Make Positive Choices:  social and organizational skills.  Mentors students' self-awareness and self-esteem, goal setting, communication, conflict resolution and stress management.  
Kids on TrackAfterschool extracurricular program at St. Martha School.  School Character Club where clubs emphasize Christian character through singing, games, stories, puppets, prizes and engaged learning times. 
(The) Kings UniversityDual Credit Business Course within the Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Collaboration for hiring of new teachers.
Kitaskinaw School (Enoch)Grade 9 Transition
Kiwanis Club of EdmontonTerrific Kids Program at Father Leo Green School.  Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance
Knights of ColumbusAssists in funding the yearly Remembrance Day and Father Troy Tournament at St. Joseph High School, and Free Throw Basketball skills and tournament at St. Maria Goretti School.  Faith Formation.  Shrove Tuesday pancake lunch for Annunciation School students and staff.  Rosary Program, School Icon Program, and Tabs for Wheels program in partnership with Bishop Greschuk School.  Support to St. Matthew School Ukrainian Bilingual Program cultural and religious activities; curriculum support; social Justice.  Purchase of supplemental Religion resources; coats, scarves, and toques for students.  
Lakeland Catholic School District #150Fr. Immersion/French as a Second Language program partnership (language competency exams)
L'Arche Society EdmontonSupport to inclusive programming in partnership with ECSD Learning Services Innovation.
Learning A-ZECSD is translating leveled books into Ukrainian and Polish. These books will be accessible globally at the Learning A-Z website.
Lennox/Hilmor (Spectrum Sales)In-kind support to the Plumber Apprenticeship Program and to the partnership with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.
Loblaws/SuperstoreFunding for St. Maria Goretti School nutrition program.  Students are offered a morning snack as well as supplementary lunch as needed.

MacEwan University

 

Physical education program for students grades K to 6.  Student registration; scholarships; student nursing placements and more.   FNMI Summer school CALM 20 Transition to Post-Secondary Program
MERFIP (Metro Edmonton Regional French Immersion Program)Supports French Immersion teachers and leaders of member districts. Facilitates professional learning in response to emerging needs.
Metis Child and Family Services SocietyAttendance of FNMI students supported in various forms. 
Mill Woods Aboriginal Interagency GroupSupports to Fresh Start Mill Woods through Indigenous activities in the community including monthly Family Night highlighting Indigenous cultural teachings and activities.  
Milron ManufacturingProvides sheet metal, power tool donations for the fabrication welding program at St. Joseph High School.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport of SpainSpanish Visiting Teachers' Program and Spanish Language and Culture Assistant Program
Ministry of Education of Galicia, SpainTeachers' Shadowing Program
NAIT Alternative Energy DepartmentSupport for science programs at St. Richard School.
Newman Theological CollegeTheological education and training courses for school administration and teachers.
Northgate CountryStudent support, apprenticeship opportunities, equipment for student learning for Mechanics Apprenticeship Program at St. Joseph High School.

Norquest College

 

 

High School Dual Credit programs including Accounting, Health Care Aide Certification, Tourism.  Dual Credit Pharmacy Technician Program Course.  Dual Credit summer school Leadership Fundamentals I-III Transition to Ten Program. 

Oatey (Allan Forrest Sales)In-kind support to the Plumber Apprenticeship Program and to the partnership with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.
Poundmakers Lodge and Nechi InstituteIndigenous wellness training, parent and student support
REACH EdmontonAll In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including REACH Edmonton.
Running RoomSupports all of the costs for the annual Active Kids Triathlon
St. Alphonsus Parish Catholic Women's' League (CWL)Support to nutrition/snack program through the year
Save On FoodsApple Schools program partner 
Servus Credit UnionFunding for Makerspace equipment needs
Seton Way Project Society of EdmontonFaith Development; religious leadership and spiritual growth. Based on the Latin American principle of base Christian communities, girls at St. Basil School meditate and reflect on their faith through class meetings and discussion groups.
Shift:  The Project to End Domestic Violence (Fourth R)Strategies for Healthy Youth Relationships - a set of resources and instructional strategies.
SKILLS Alberta Provides opportunities for high school CTS students to compete at the Regional, Provincial and National levels in their trade areas.
Socially Emotionally Aware Kids (SEAK)Provides "Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies (PATHS)" that focuses on social and emotional development.
Sobeys Lakeland Ridge (Sherwood Park)School-wide snack and supplementary lunch program at St. Maria Goretti School. Groceries contributed weekly for snack program.  
Spanish Language Education ConsortiumCollaboration in the area of Spanish language education in Alberta.
Sport Medicine Council of AlbertaSupports teachers in ECSD that are instructing Career and Technologies Studies (CTS) Recreation strand courses. 
Start2Finish Run4ChangeThe Start2Finish Run4Change (5K walk/run) addresses the issue of obesity/physical inactivity and child poverty.
Statistics CanadaInformation/data for reports and plans; opportunities for curriculum enhancement; opportunities for staff and students to provide information
Stollery Children's Hospital FoundationTeach youth about philanthropy through The Heart of Glee presentations to students.  Junior high and high school students from across Edmonton showcase their talents of song and dance.
Supreme SteelProvides the Weld Symbol instruction/course, in house and Steel Days tour of their facility for St. Joseph High School.
Telus World of Science Support for admittance and bus costs to attend Telus World of Science.  
Truth and Reconciliation CommissionResources and curriculum to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's national Calls to Action for reconciliation with Indigenous people.
Ukrainian Bilingual Language AssociationSponsorship of an Artist in Residence; purchase of supplementary resources; sponsorship of field trips for St. Matthew School.
Ukrainian Catholic EparchyBishop David Motiuk; District Chaplain, Father Julian Bilyj; and Eparchy Priests lead and support many district activities including Byzantine Feast Days; school cultural and religious activities; curriculum support, spiritual support, and guidance; presence at celebrations throughout the year.
Ukrainian Canadian Social Services (UCSS)UCSS provides support to families of ECSD students as it responds to the needs and interests of both the Ukrainian Community as a whole and individuals through its wide range of services.
Ukrainian Language Education ConsortiumCollaboration in the area of Ukrainian language education in Alberta.

United Association of Plumbers/Pipefitters Union Local 488

Start-up tools and equipment to establish the Plumber Apprenticeship Program; advice regarding the design of the program and classroom; support ongoing as members of program advisory committee and as advocates of the program.

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

Nutrition in School Collaborative:  A collaboration initiated by United Way among the Edmonton Catholic School District, Edmonton Public School Board, Edmonton Food Bank, Alberta Health Services, E4C City Centre Church Corporation, Food for Thought, and United Way of Capital Region.

 All In For Youth is made possible through the leadership and dedication of 9 local organizations, including the United Way.

University of Alberta(FNMI) Summer school CALM 20 Transition to Post-Secondary Program
University of Alberta Canadian Indigenous Languages & Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI)
Partner to provide Professional Learning opportunities to build teacher capacity with proven Indigenous Language Strategies.  Principals of Indigenous Language Acquisition & Learning: Connecting Language and Literacy in the classroom.  Cree Language Program. "Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin" (Cree way of Life)

University of Alberta CMASTE

(Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education)

CELL (Center for Excellence in Lab Learning); project-based labs into Curriculum and enrichment; student support; apprenticeship opportunities; access to materials such as the scanning electron microscope each semester at St. Joseph High School.

University of Alberta:

Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth and Families

A collaboration among the U of A, community agencies, and organizations in and around Edmonton towards improving the development of children, youth, families and communities. Connecting research and community.  ECSD partners with the University of Alberta CSL to support the linkage of academic coursework (various faculties and programs) to community-based learning experiences.
University of Alberta:   Discover E Education

Discover E Education:  University students come to school and offer after school computer and science instruction to students in grades 4-6.

U-School:  Grade 9 students attend the University of Alberta for a week long experience.

University of Alberta Faculty of Native StudiesCommunity Service Learning:  Student in a Master's degree program will spend 30 hours volunteering as a placement in a school to gain additional experience prior to graduation.

University of Alberta

Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

Working on a partnership with the U of A Steadward Centre to support students to be physically active in an inclusive environment. Partner to support on the Little Big Run.
University of Alberta:  PAXIS InstituteResearch Project: Using a consistent Program to develop appropriate behavior, social and self-regulation skills.  Ongoing staff professional development, implementation, kits, resources, observations and data provided.
University of Alberta U-SchoolProvide Grade 9 U-School Experience at St. Catherine School.
Unlimited Potential Community ServicesProvides intense behavioral support as well as adapted and modified educational programming to some ECSD students.
Waterford of Summerlea Seniors HomeSt. Benedict School students partner with seniors home for special events at both the school and the Home.
WE SchoolsSupport to Father Leo Green School Social Justice Club initiatives. 
WeCan Cooperative

Support Fresh Start Partners for Youth, Fresh Start Mill Woods with resume building and student employment mentoring.
Winnifred Stewart AssociationFresh Start Mill Woods, Fresh Start Partners for Youth, Fresh Start Westmount recycling program support/partnership.
YMCAYMCA and ECSD staff collaborate to support children with identified needs in their daycare settings throughout the year.  On-site, weekly, after-school activities provided to struggling readers by the staff of the YMCA.  Physical Literacy Support; Boys and Girls Club after school activities. High school alternative suspension program.