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

  • “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 […]

Keep up to date on meetings and events:
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Events on April 23, 2014
  • Nellie McClung School: Parent Advisory Council Meeting
    Starts: 6:45 pm
    Ends: April 23, 2014 - 8:15 pm
    Location: Nellie McClung School, 2315 Palliser Drive Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada
Events on April 24, 2014
  • Louis Riel School: Parent Advisory Council Meeting
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: April 24, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Louis Riel Elementary Junior High School, 9632 Oakfield Drive SW Calgary, AB
    Description: Nominations open for PAC representatives: 2014/15 school year
You can help us in many ways, including through financial support, as well as personally volunteering for events.

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