The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute
Children First: School Choice Trust

Children First: School Choice Trust

January 26, 2006 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to Announce New Million-Dollar Education Initiative in Alberta

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 26, 2006) - On Tuesday, January 31 at 10:15 am Mountain Time, Children First: School Choice Trust will announce the details of its plan to bring its award-winning program for lower-income, elementary school children to Alberta.

Children First offers grants to children from families in financial need, so that they can attend the independent school of their parents' choice. The only program of its kind in Canada, Children First launched in Ontario in 2003 and is enrolling 800 children in the 2005-06 school year.

Alberta will be the second province in which the program is offered. Details about Children First's Alberta program and its funders will be provided at the event. Children First is a program of The Fraser Institute.


DATE: Tuesday, January 31, 2006
SCHEDULE: 10:15 am Overview of Children First program,
comments from donors and from a
participating Ontario parent
10:30 am Q&A
10:45 am Adjournment
LOCATION: The Third Academy
B4 Building in the Currie Barracks
2452 Battleford Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

Program representatives, a donor and a Children First parent will be available for interviews following the news conference. Complete program details are available at

The Calgary Sun is the official media sponsor for this event.

Established in 1974, The Fraser Institute is an independent public policy organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto. For further information, visit

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