The GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Parent Association is a volunteer group committed to supporting the GATE Program within the Calgary Board of Education.
Our members have children who are currently enrolled in the GATE Program, which is a Special Education program designed to meet the unique, and often complex needs of learners who are academically gifted.

What does it mean to be ‘gifted’? What is Gifted and Talented Education? Where can I find support?

If you are looking for the answers to these questions and more, we welcome you to our site and we hope you find what you are looking for.

Announcements and Events

  • Parent Mentor Program

    We know our parent group has a wealth of unique, interesting and important things to share with our students. The CBE and the GATE Parent Association are partnering to find parents who could be mentors and subject matter experts in our classrooms, and/or online, during school time.The goal of the program is to enable our  […]

  • High School for Gifted Learners: GATE, IB and AP…What is Best for Me?

    Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 6:30pm John Ware School: Library 10020 19th Street SW Gifted Learners will need to consider what is best for them and their future when considering high school choices. What is best for a good friend might not be the best choice for you! High school GATE Programming, International Baccalaureate (IB), […]

  • Annual General Meeting and Parent Welcome Night

    Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:30pm Location: Henry Wise Wood High School, Library Learning Commons  910 75th Avenue SW   Be sure to attend our first event of the year! During the evening, you will learn about: how your association supports the GATE Program in our schools how we’re working to connect Calgary’s gifted community and […]

  • Business Meeting and PARENT EDUCATION SESSION

    Thursday, May 29th, 2014 Location: Louis Riel School  9632 Oakfield Drive SW   6:30pm BUSINESS MEETING 7:00pm SPEAKER PRESENTATION:  “Living in a Gifted World: Parents and their Gifted Children–Challenges and Survival” This session will provide a basic understanding of ‘what is giftedness?’, exploring the unique and often complex characteristics that may be present in these children. For […]

  • Helping Boys Learn: Addressing the Distractions of Gaming

  • “The Gifted Child: From the Inside Out”—a conference for parents

    Friday, February 28, 2014—Wine & Cheese evening, Key-note address; cash bar, registration begins at 6:00pm. Saturday, March 1, 2014—Daytime conference with plenary sessions; includes coffee/muffins, lunch, and conference book on gifted parenting (TBA); registration begins at 8:00am. Westmount Charter School 2215 Uxbridge Drive NW Registration information: No pre-registration; first-come, first-served/registered. Fees: $60.00 (CASH only, payable at […]

  • Dr Linda Silverman: “If our child is so smart, why aren’t our lives easier?”

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:00pm-9:00pm Westmount Charter School, MH Gymnasium 2215 Uxbridge Drive NW Fee: $5 (CASH ONLY) per person at the door, open to public. Note: NO RSVP–limited general seating; first-come, first-served; doors open at 6:30pm. Synopsis: “Gifted children are expensive and time-consuming. They usually need less sleep than you do, ask more questions than you […]


    This event will now include a Parent Education Session. Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 6:30pm  GATE Parent Association Business Meeting  7:00pm Parent Education Session: “Change and Transition in the Lives of the Gifted: Managing Anxiety & Stress” It is well-known that managing change and transition can be stressful in one’s life, and this can lead to […]

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You can help us in many ways, including through financial support, as well as personally volunteering for events.

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