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

  • Dabrowski Congress

    July 14 to 16, 2016 Calgary, Alberta The Dabrowski Congress is an event for students, parents, teachers, psychologists, and physicians. Dabrowski created a theory of personality development that enhances  and aligns with our understanding of gifted individuals and how they experience the contrasts in the world. This theory celebrates the challenges faced and the opportunities […]

  • Calling all former GATE students!

    Are you willing to share your insights into the GATE program? Dr. Laurie Alisat, GATE specialist at the CBE, would like to hear from you! In order to make the GATE program the best it can be, please share your reflections about how you benefitted personally from the program, and identify improvements that could make the learning […]

  • Learning in a GATE classroom

      Louis Riel is excited to host an evening for parents to experience the GATE program for themselves! Come back to School! Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Louis Riel School 9632 Oakfield Drive SW Have you ever wondered what happens in a GATE classroom and how it differs from a regular program? Teachers […]

  • Deciphering high school programs

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:30 to 8:00 pm Henry Wise Wood High School 910 75 Avenue SW GATE, IB or AP? What is the best program for your child? Join staff and students of Henry Wise Wood High School as they explain the differences and similarities between the GATE, International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced Placement […]

  • Parent Discussion Evenings

    We’re excited to launch an opportunity to bring parents together to connect and share in a relaxed environment. Join us for an informal evening (or two!) of connecting and discussion with other GATE parents. The conversations are sure to be informative and wide-ranging. No need to pre-register; drop by at any time. As part of […]

  • Fundraising Campaign

      For the first time in five years, the GATE Parent Association is asking for donations to support teacher professional development. Our coffers have run dry! You may know that one source of our funding comes from casino volunteering, and these funds are allocated directly to our GATE schools on a ‘per student’ basis to […]

  • Speaker Session: Perfection, Anxiety, and Depression in Gifted Children

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Queen Elizabeth High School: Learning Commons 512 – 18 Street NW Do you walk around on pins and needles sometimes with your child, not knowing how s/he might respond to something you say or do? Gifted individuals live in the world with intensity. Not only does […]

  • Speaker Session: Twice-Exceptional Gifted Learners

    Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Louis Riel School: Comp Room 9632 Oakfield Dr SW Learn to live and thrive with gifted learners with learning disabilities and/or attentional concerns Twice exceptional gifted learners live in the world complexly. As a result, those who live and work with them also experience the word […]

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