Alberta Education ... providing more than $1 million directly to school councils to support collaboration between parents and schools. Through the Alberta School Council Engagement Grant, each school council will receive $500 to better support individual school councils and strengthen engagement with parents.

Information on the Alberta School Council Engagement (ASCE) Grant

ASCA Workshops

Alberta Education previously provided ASCA with funding to deliver development workshop services (at no cost) to School Councils and School Divisions in Alberta.

The governments’ decision to eliminate this funding to the ASCA resulted in a fee structure for the provision of workshop services.

Funding of $500 to individual school councils, is now provided through the Funding Manual for School Authorities.

This new funding to school authorities for each school is to support school councils fulfilling their legislated responsibilities in the education system and enhancing parent involvement and engagement.

Activities and projects that funds can be used for include workshops for parents to increase capacity for school council members.

ASCA developed a business model with fees for service that enables the Association to continue to provide development services and resources to all school councils and school divisions in Alberta delivered at the same level (if not better), as before.

Workshops designed to enhance school council effectiveness and parent engagement in public education.

Learning platforms for school councils, groups of school councils, school division administration/Principals/school boards / Trustees, education organizations and fundraising associations.

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All workshops are delivered online utilizing the Zoom webinar platform.

Download Workshops Brochure 2022 (PDF)


Support Services

NOTE* Amended fee structure starting January 1, 2022.

ASCA workshops available to school councils and groups of school councils and fees:

Foundation Level Workshops (1.5 hour)

Enhancement Level Workshops (2 - 2.5 hours)



School Council Introduction

School Council Establishment

School Council Purpose

Fundraising Association Partnership Purpose

Tools for Effective School Councils

The Work of School Council

School Council - Trustee Relationship


Operating Procedures

Policies and Practices

Effective Engagement in Your School Community

Creating School Council Plans

Building Positive Partnerships

Managing School Council Meetings

ASCA workshops available to School Division Administration, Principals, School Boards/Trustees and Education Organizations and fees:

Foundation Level Workshops (1.5 hour)

Enhancement Level Workshops (2- 2.5 hours)



School Council Purpose

School Council – Trustee Relationship

Partnering with Fundraising Associations


Creating and Managing Productive School Council Meetings

Effective Principal Engagement and Collaboration with School Councils



ASCA workshops for Fundraising Associations (FRAs) and fees:

Foundation Level Workshops (1.5 hour)

Enhancement Level Workshops (2.5 hours)



Fundraising Association Introduction

Fundraising Association Fundamental Principles


Fundraising Association Bylaws

Fundraising Association Policies and Practices

Fundraising Association Financial Practices