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​​The Education Foundation was founded in 1991 to enhance educational opportunities for students in the Grande Prairie Public School Division.  It was designed to complement basic education services in the city's public schools.  Foundation members work towards providing resources in areas that are not funded through government allocations to school boards.  The Board of Directors, together with the many contributors have been able to enhance the educational experience for students.

Some of the initiatives that the Education Foundation is working on include:

  1. Nutrition Program - providing nutritious snacks and meals as required for students who do not have access to healthy foods at home

  2. ​Striving for Excellence Awards Dinner - an opportunity to showcase students within our Division who have exhibited outstanding achievement or ​citizenship

  3. School Grant Program - from September to November each year applications are accepted for special funding requests.  The Board of Directors ​allocates funds for such projects as musical instruments, special field trips, specific after school programs, tutoring initiatives etc.

  4. Scholarships - each year Grade 12 students are awarded a variety of scholarships for career technology studies to support their post secondary education

The GPPSD Education Foundation is a registered, non-profit charity. We collaborate with teachers, principals and community leaders to deliver resources for learning initiatives that are not funded through the traditional government funding to school boards.  There are over 7,900 students in the Grand Prairie Public School Division.

The GPPSD Education Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the education and business community.

Please consider a donation, one time, annually, or even monthly to help sustain our important programs and initiatives.  Donations can also be accepted in memory of a loved one, or through bequests through life insurance or estates.  We encourage you to give generously in support of education.  

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Annual School Grant Program

  • Each year, our 18 schools are able to apply for funding for special projects, initiatives, equipment, programs, or events that regular school board allocated budgets are not able to fund.  Funding applications are accepted until November 10th of each year.  Each year $50,000 is awarded to our schools to help enhance the learning experience for our students.  

Nutrition & Wellness Program

  • Meeting the needs of students by providing a healthy snack and lunch program in four GPPSD Schools
  • Supported in conjunction with the United Way Northwest Alberta, Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta, local Rotary Clubs and individual and corporate donors

Scholarships

  • Career Technology Studies Scholarship ($1000 each): two grants for Charles Spencer High School, and two grants for Grande Prairie Composite High School
  • Weyerhaeuser Local Scholarship ($500 each): one grant for Charles Spencer High School, and one grant for Grande Prairie Composite High School
  • Indigenous Scholarship - one scholarship

Striving for Excellence

  • Annual awards dinner to recognize and acknowledge deserving students who have displayed school leadership and outstanding academics
  • Scholarships are also awarded at the Striving for Excellence Dinner 
  • Tickets are limited to awardees and their families. Extra tickets may be available, contact GPPSD's central office

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Find meeting minutes and annual reports here.

Board of Directors

​​The GPPSD Education Foundation could use your expertise as a Board Member.  If you would like more information about becoming a board member, please contact Shaundra Siebert @ 780 532 4491  ext.1006 

Board of Directors

Angus Sutherland

Chair

Angus Sutherland

Dave McRae

Vice Chair

Dave McRae

Ken Belke

Director

Ken Belke

Sandy McDonald

Director

Sandy McDonald

Lorne Radbourne​​

Director

Lorne​​ Radbourne​​

Lesley Craig

Director

Lesley Craig

Brenda Howard

Director

Brenda Howard

Tim Burnham

Director

Tim Burnham

Director

Norm Guindon

Director

Donna Koch

Director

Rob Martin

Executive Director

Shaundra Siebert