Although tuition fees cover the day-to-day operating expenses of the school (such as staff salaries, monthly rent, maintenance, supplies, curriculum supports, learning strategist, etc.), it is the generosity of the CFIS community of parents, alumni and friends that enables the school to move forward in the area of capital improvements and new academic and co-curricular programs. As with most independent schools, the provision of these enhanced services, facilities and programs depends upon the level of charitable giving. Although always voluntary, we invite parents to include the school as a deserving recipient of their annual charitable giving.
The goal is to have 100 percent parent participation in the Annual Giving program. Donations to the school can be made through gifts of cash, bequests, capital assets, gifts-in-kind and other methods. The CFIS Society is a registered charity and all donations are eligible for charitable tax receipts.
The Calgary French & International School has celebrated many milestones over the years. From the construction of the $20 million, 120,000 square foot, 30 - classroom structure opening in 2003 to adding 13 more classrooms by 2006. CFIS has been officially recognized at the provincial level as strategically important to language education in Western Canada. CFIS is a member of Round Square and UNESCO and obtained our International Baccalaureate (IB) authorization for the Diploma Programme and the offering of a full French IB diploma.
Grocery Card Program
The CFIS Grocery Card Program offers the CFIS community to purchase gift cards from the school at face value, with the school purchasing them at a discounted rate. Since 2006, over $345,000 has been raised from the program. In recent years, CFIS was able to purchase water bottle filling stations, permanent stage equipment for the annual musical productions, playground improvements, and purchase of a school bus.
Stores include: Calgary Co-op, Sobeys, Safeway, President's Choice (Superstore, No Frills, Loblaws), and Blush Lane.
If you would like to learn more about Spring Benefit volunteer opportunities, auction items, and sponsorship, please contact M. Ryan Caswell, Associate Director, Advancement E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 403.240.1500 ext 114
SkipTheDepot takes your bottles and cans to the Bottle Depot so you don't have to!
SkipTheDepot picks up, counts, and transfers funds to the non-profit organization of your choice. Calgary French & International School is now on the SkipTheDepot platform for donations. Simply download the app or visit app.skipthedepot.com
This project was spearheaded by student leader Alexander Bilson ('26), whose passion and care for the environment sparked an idea to launch an Environmental Resilience Strategy at the school.
If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities at CFIS, please contact M. Ryan Caswell, Associate Director, Advancement E: email@example.com T: 403.240.1500 ext 114