Dialogue is the Calgary Board of Education’s approach to community engagement. It is a mutually respectful exchange of ideas that acknowledges and celebrates the diversity within the CBE community. It represents our ongoing commitment to involve people in decisions that affect them.

We know we make better decisions when we listen and work together to solve problems and find solutions. When we do, our students are better equipped to become successful citizens who contribute their ideas, passion and energy to society.

There can be no dialogue without you. Find out more about Dialogue as well as current and past system engagement initiatives on the CBE’s website​.​​​​​​




Get involved, share your ideas and help us balance enrolment in our high schools.​​

Over the next two years, we will be asking for your input and feedback on how we can balance student enrolment across 20 of our high schools. Within the next five years, our projections show that 10 CBE high schools will be operating between 100 and 150 per cent of their capacity, while seven high schools will be operating between 50 and 85 per cent of their capacity. Only three high schools are projected to be within the balanced utilization range (85-100 per cent) that best supports student learning.​

When student enrolment at a school is either too high or too low it affects student access, flexibility and choice in programming and extracurricular activities including athletics and clubs for students. It simply does not make sense to have several schools with an abundance of available space while many others are full beyond their capacity.

A decision is expected by October 2021, with implementation beginning September 2022. Students currently in Grade 7 will be in Grade 10 in 2022-23. If you have a student this age or younger, your family will be affected by any changes that might result from this engagement process. While current high school students will not be affected by changes, the perspectives of our current high school families are a valuable part of the conversation and will help us in the decision-making process.

In the fall of 2019, we held 12 in-person sessions and offered online engagement opportunities for staff, students, parents and the public. Feedback gathered will be shared on the CBE website and will be considered as we start to build options to balance enrolment at 20 of our high schools.

Jan. 31, 2020 Updates |
  • ​High School Engagement FAQs have been updated with over 20 new questions and many updates.
  • The complete Fall 2019 Engagement Summary is now available.​
Thank you for your continued participation.

Community Engagement

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We wish all of our teachers and support staff a wonderful two days of enrichment at your annual conventions! #WeAreCBE #CCTCA2020

Our schools are closed Thursday and Friday for Teachers’ Convention and Monday for Family Day. Have a fun and safe, extra-long weekend! Classes resume on Tuesday Feb 18 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/WDfzc1Co8E

RT @JackJamesHS: Student success is our priority. So proud of our students who presented to the @yyCBEdu Board of Trustees & shared their stories. Skill development in CTS & transitions to the workforce is an important focus of our school-teachers & students work as a team for student success https://t.co/ctdsij089x

Join us for the Board of Trustees public meeting today at noon at the Ed Centre or stream the meeting online https://t.co/ISGJKlRlO8 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/5URQ074n58

RT @Unique_Pathways: WOW. Look at this incredible student work that is on display at the Education Center. This incredible work is by an @JGDChief student. What incredible talent and love for the school! #yyc #art #studentvoice #wearecbe https://t.co/9WGrGKB8LC

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Congratulations to the Calgary Cinderella Project, our latest Lighthouse Award recipient. Their volunteers have helped more than 3,000 students feel special and respected during their graduation celebrations. https://t.co/ozahLZuFFZ @YouthCentralYYC #WeAreCBE https://t.co/XydQwfn5oC

RT @UsihChristopher: A big win for the CBE at the 9th annual CBE Night with the Hitmen on Jan 31. Students, staff and families cheered for our dedicated students who showcased their talents at the hockey game and helped us raise money to support our Fuel for School breakfast program. Thanks to all. https://t.co/gIxqny0vct

RT @NickleCBE: Big thanks to @nenshi @billiejo959CHFM @mikebyyc & @CalgaryFoodBank for helping Nickle celebrate the record breaking efforts of the Mayor's Annual Food Drive. You are all honorary Wildcats! https://t.co/hDth6hcYXB