Each year the Foundation helps fund projects and initiatives at our schools that are not funded by Alberta Education. Stay tuned each week beginning mid-January for a testimonial from each school that received funds this year. To see a full list of funding, please click here.
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School - Faith Retreats
Grade 6 and 8 students travelled to Our Lady of Victory Camp for fellowship and spiritual encounters. It was such a positive experience that two students chose to apply to become camp counsellors this summer. Both staff and students felt that these retreats allowed students to learn more about Catholicism in a safe, caring, and entertaining way. $4,300 was allotted towards these faith retreats.
Division - Wild West Catholic Youth Conference
Four students from each school in our Division had the opportunity to participate in the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton’s Wild West Youth Conference hosted in Red Deer on September 30 to October 2, 2016. Selected students had the opportunity to grow in their Catholic faith and be leaders of their school communities. $4,000 was allocated towards this event. Read student testimonials here.
École Our Lady of the Rosary School - Building Christian Character Centre
$700 was allocated towards the enhancement of the Building Christian Character Centre at École Our Lady of the Rosary School. Last year, the Foundation helped to set up this mobile technology centre in the Learning Commons, and includes iPads, sitting cushions, faith books, puzzles, and a set of Bible character puppets. This year, the Foundation helped the school purchase additional resources to help grow our Christian qualities, and help to deepen knowledge in our faith.