Our History

In 1991, the Calgary Educational Partnerships Foundation (CEPF) was established as a registered not-for-profit organization to provide support for the students and teachers in Calgary and the surrounding area. Over the years, CEPF’s influence broadened – so much so that in 2016, during its 25th Anniversary year, the organization changed its name to The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF).

For 25 years, TEPF has been making a positive impact on the lives of students by playing a key role in creating relevant partnerships between the business community and educators to create and deliver strong educational initiatives that encourage engaged citizenship.

With a new name, we now have a new goal: to extend our reach beyond the Calgary Area, in order to provide learning and citizenship-development opportunities for even more than the 200,000 students and five school districts we have already assisted with our programs.

Working together, we can make a difference. Opportunities to learn never stop presenting themselves to us. TEPF ensures that students are able to make the most of these opportunities, and become strong citizens, for a better tomorrow.

Charitable Business Number: 14015 1358 RR0001

Our Team


Din Ladak

President & CEO


Din joined TEPF in 2015 as leader and visionary, with big plans for the organization. Din has a strong portfolio of experience in the non-profit sector, with a background in social work, having done important work with the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Hull Child and Family Services, Immigrant Services Calgary, and the Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane. With over 30 years of leadership and community service, Din has brought immediate success to TEPF – and a “the sky’s the limit!” approach to the organization.


Kevin Strybosch

Programs, Grants, and Special Events Coordinator


Kevin, the newest member to the team, recently finished his degree in Business and Entrepreneurship – Sports and Recreation at Mount Royal University. Originally brought on to TEPF to help with the organization and execution the 2016 Links & Legends Golf Tournament, Kevin has now transitioned into his role of looking after the Citizenship in Action program, applying for grants, and will continue to help with special events.

Our Students

TEPF’s programs are available to a wide variety of students – from Kindergarten to Grade 12. While we currently serve five of the primary school districts of the Calgary Area – Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Catholic School District, Rocky View Schools, Foothills School Division, and Golden Hills School Division – we accept applicants to our programs from all over Alberta.

TEPF values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive volunteer team, Board of Directors, and workforce.

Reading…Give it a Shot

Reading…Give It A Shot is a reading program,
partnered with the Calgary Flames, that provides students with greater incentive to develop strong reading skills.

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Citizenship in action

Citizenship In Action provides funding for student-led initiatives that benefit their school and community. Our focus is in the areas of community and
relationships, health and safety, and environmental stewardship.

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TEPF is a strong supporter of anti-bullying campaigns, and we have partnered with a local expert, Kathy MacDonald, to help educate parents and students on Cyberbullying. Add LEARN MORE BUTTON should link to that program page

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Our Purpose

CIA Dr. Elliott School

TEPF strives to help as many students as possible be the absolute best that they can be. TEPF’s students become better-prepared to seek new information, skills, and opportunities, and to develop the abilities to contribute to our society with enthusiasm, critical-thinking, and forward-thinking, for the betterment of society for all people.

Our Partners

TEPF could not help as many students as it does without the continued support of our business partners. As a non-profit organization, TEPF prides itself on the strong relationships it develops with companies, organizations, and individuals, and serves as an essential link between their generosity and the students

Interested in supporting TEPF?


James came to our school reading at a pre-primer level, meaning he was virtually a non-reader. After coming to our school he began to demonstrate reading growth, but it wasn’t until Reading…Give It A Shot that his skills really took off. He is a huge hockey fan, and was so excited to be collecting bookmarks that many nights he read for almost an hour.

Reading…Give It A Shot participating teacher
St. Bede School, Calgary

Thank you for your donation to our school and the great things you do for all communities!

Citizenship In Action funding recipient
Longview School (Longview, AB)

Education opens your eyes to the world, both local and globally, and instills a desire for lifelong learning

Barbara Simic
ConocoPhillips Canada