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. 

Thank you for your continued participation.
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Community Engagement

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Today we welcome fight choreographer, John Knight as he works with our Drama students. #wearecbe https://t.co/qhymPopSkE

Things at the Alberta GSA Conference are in full swing! #abed #wearecbe https://t.co/MTRVeJUkUn

We are thrilled to welcome youth and agencies from across the province today for the 2019 Alberta GSA Conference #wearecbe #abed https://t.co/GDPEwQJtOY

RT @eadimarino: @PLougheedCBE and @MandelaUnited Students from 2 schools came together Thursday evening with the Westside Senior Concert Choir downtown for a joint rehearsal grades 6-12! 🎶❤️👍 United in song and spirit! https://t.co/UILpAVlWfd

Welcoming robotics teams tonight for some exhibition action. #wearecbe https://t.co/Gj6RvX46Tj

RT @Ms_KStarnes: @MandelaUnited checkout Career Match. Workshop and additional resources for current HS & JH Ss. Hear from teachers, counsellors and former Ss about making the most of your high school experience! https://t.co/ROsop56thl

Semi-final action against Father Lacombe #wearecbe https://t.co/55nbYyxjEc

Bio 20 students engaging in some hands on learning this afternoon. #wearecbe https://t.co/QyZezTjac8

Our students spent the day working on their acting and improv skills at @JubeSchool today! #wearecbe https://t.co/LwuJcNHv2B

RT @LPpritchard22: Marrsii, Hiy Hiy @MandelaUnited HS for inviting me to share stories about two important Métis heroes from my family, my great-great grandfather, John and my great grandfather, Ralph. ❤️❤️ #RemembranceDay #MetisPride #MetisVeterans #Warriors #LandProtectors #Ancestors https://t.co/YxofwjBh2I