Calgary, AB | Grades K - 10 | Shortlist
As a parent you can be as involved as much or little as possible. The students are encouraged to consider the community around them (shovelling sidewalks, handing out candy canes to neighboring homes), as well as making backpacks up for those less fortunate with the charity Stephen's backpacks. The parents have an organization by the name of "Friends of North Point" which is a parent teacher association. Thanks to this organization we have fun lunches, can give feedback to teachers, and get to know the other families. There aren't a ton of volunteer opportunities, which, as a full time working mother/father, is somewhat of a relief. When my kids were in the public system, I often felt guilty that I wasn't able to do more to volunteer.