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

  • 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 […]

  • Math Nite at the University of Calgary

    Does your high school student love math? Is your child interested in going above and beyond the math concepts taught in school? The University of Calgary Department of Math and Statistics hosts weekly evening sessions for grade 9 to 12 students interested in math and going beyond the program of studies. Math Nite is every Wednesday evening […]

  • 2015 Parent Welcome Night and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 6:30pm Queen Elizabeth High School: Library Commons 512 18th Street NW The Parent Welcome Night is a great opportunity to meet fellow parents and share stories in the journey of parenting the gifted. What are our joys and challenges? What can we learn from fellow parents and from those with expertise in […]

  • How To Talk About Giftedness: Difficult Conversations Made Easy

    Four Tele-seminars for parents of children who are gifted: June 8, 15, 22 & 29 Do You: Hesitate to speak-up or struggle to find the right words to address your child’s needs? Feel conflicted about if and how you should talk to your child about their giftedness? Sometimes feel like you’re bragging or making excuses when talking about your child? Find others cannot relate to your parenting […]

  • Speaker Session: Mental Skills & Strategies for Today

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 6:30pm -7pm: GATE Parent Business Meeting 7:00pm -8pm: Speaker Session Louis Riel School: Library 9632 Oakfield Drive SW Mental Skills & Strategies for Today Today, more than ever, youth are bombarded with conflicting messages and ideas, often leading to poor self-image, low self-esteem, and issues with confidence. As parents and teachers, we recognize […]

  • Dr. Lannie Kanevsky – Westmount Charter School

    PRESENTED BY WESTMOUNT CHARTER SCHOOL “Good learning for highly able learners” Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:30 – 9PM Westmount Charter School: Mid-High Campus 2215 Uxbridge Drive NW   This event will look closely at the learning processes of high ability learners.  How do they learn when they are deeply engaged? How is their learning the […]

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