There are many ways you can contribute to our school’s success, and make a difference for our school and our students. In our school, this can include providing in-kind donations, contributing cash and lending expertise and technical knowledge. Connect with our principal on what may be appropriate. For more information on ways to give to CBE, visit Donate ​on the CBE website.​​​

Fundraisers & Donations

Jack James High School Outdoor Fitness Park

Jack James High School is raising funds for the creation of an outdoor fitness park!

The park will be open to both Jack James students and the surrounding community, enabling us to significantly augment PE options at our school as well as provide our neighbours with a free fitness resource to help everyone stay healthy and active no matter their family budget. We would be the first public high school in Calgary to install an outdoor fitness park as part of our school program and community engagement vision. We have visited every outdoor fitness park in Calgary to gather ideas, vendors, and test the equipment to make sure that Jack James will have the best outdoor fitness park in the city!

The funding will be used to prepare the site, insert an approved surface, and purchase and install the equipment.

Funding support for this project can be made through the Parks Foundation Calgary at

Parks Foundation partners with schools to support the development of new and valued public spaces by awarding grants and providing on-going guidance throughout the duration of every project.  Donations for which e-mail information has been provided will receive a tax receipt from Parks Foundation, Calgary as an agent of the City of Calgary.

If an email address is not provided, only donations of $100.00 or more will receive a tax receipt by mail.


Funding support for this project can be made through EducationMatters at

EducationMatters is a charitable registration. Tax receipts will be provided for donations greater than $20.

Please contact Jen Gorkoff, JJHS principal, for more information at

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​Donating to Our School

Ways to give to our school include:

Monetary (cash) donation

  • I wish to receive a tax receipt for my donation. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.
    • Visit the EducationMatters online donation webpage to make a donation. (Preferred donation method)
    • Write a cheque payable to EducationMatters  (all one word) and include the name of our school and the specific program, activity or item you want your donation to support in the 'memo' section. Give the cheque to the school or mail it to: EducationMatters, 1221 8 Street SW Calgary, AB T2R 0L4
  • I do not wish to receive a tax receipt for my donation
    • ​Write a cheque made payable to Calgary Board of Education  and include the name of our school and the specific program, activity or item you want your donation to support in the 'memo' section. Give the cheque to the school.

In-kind donations of school supplies or equipment 

  • ​Contact our principal to ensure these supplies or equipment  are needed and can be used by the school.  ​

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