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​.​​​​​​

Long-Term Strategy for the Northwest and North Central French Immersion Programs Engagement | Nov. 7 Update

Proposed Plan Now Available | The northwest and north central Early and Late French Immersion Programs proposed plan, survey links and supporting materials are now available on the CBE Community Engagement website.

The proposed plan considers input and feedback gathered during the engagement process along with CBE values and planning principles, available space in schools, financial sustainability, government legislation and more. All of these elements were carefully weighed in developing a proposed plan that supports strong learning opportunities for students across our system.

Engagement process | The CBE is in the last phase of gathering perspectives from students, parents, staff and others on the Early and Late French Immersion Programs in northwest and north central Calgary (see engagement roadmap). To ensure we reach all families who may be interested in the Early and Late French Immersion Programs, we will be sharing information periodically about opportunities to get involved.

Invitation | Share your feedback on the proposed plan:

  • CBE parents, prospective parents, students, staff and community members with a connection to any one of the following schools are invited to participate in these surveys:
    • Survey for nine affected schools: Banff Trail, Branton, F.E. Osborne, Georges P. Vanier, Hidden Valley, King George, Tuscany, Valley Creek and Varsity Acres

    • Survey ​for Eric Harvie and Twelve Mile Coulee schools (no changes at these schools)

  • Attend the open house Nov. 13, 2018.Register

The decision will be communicated the week of Dec. 4-7 and will be implemented for the 2019-20 school year or later.

Find out more | If you have questions about this engagement, please email dialogue@cbe.ab.ca. You can also find more information about this initiative at www.cbe.ab.ca/dialogue​​​​​​​​​

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