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annual appeal

LET'S GET some wheels appeal!

The Annual Appeal allows us to add items to the school that we would like to see for our students over and above what tuition funds, which essentially covers the operating costs of the school. Last year the generosity of our community allowed us to purchase furniture for our newly completed senior school, as well as a wonderful new playground on the fourth floor. Thank you for making that dream a reality for our students! 

We are hoping that this year, our Annual Appeal will help us raise the balance of the needed funds for a UA Activity Bus. With bus rental costs sky-high, and the increasing reliance on parent drivers for field trips, excursions and sporting events, an activity bus would alleviate the need for as many parent drivers in order to make initiatives possible. It would also allow our students to easily access additional field study, outdoor ed activities, and likely other opportunities we have not even thought of yet!

This is a major initiative, but one that we truly believe would benefit all 鶹ֱ students. We will only be able to realize our dream of an activity bus if we reach our goal for this ‘Let’s Get Some Wheels Appeal’ of $150,000. As always, our hope is to reach 100% participation from our community to help us reach our goal and give our students some wheels to more easily access all of the resources available to them a short drive away!

"A UA bus means we can take senior classes on environmental science trips that would have otherwise been challenging. Often the cost of booking a bus has been a huge barrier, and this means I can get students out of the classroom and into nature more regularly!! My list of field study locations is endless!”
Sr. Science Teacher
"We would no longer have to forfeit games if we weren't able to get parent drivers to drive our teams to athletic events. Taking a bus to games also fosters team spirit and camaraderie!”
Athletic Director

Four Ways to Donate


We have already had a number of families offer to convert a Parent Equity Unit of $5,000 into a donation for a tax receipt to support this initiative. As with all donations, those who choose to donate their Parent Equity Units will receive a charitable tax receipt of $5,000 per unit donated. Each gift of $5,000 and over will also be recognized with a leaf on our giving tree.


You can make your contribution as a one-time or monthly gift, online through CanadaHelps.org. Simply click on the link below. A tax-deductible receipt will be emailed to you immediately from CanadaHelps.


If you would like to contribute by cheque, or credit card please download the remittance form. Once it is completed, you are welcome to submit it to the office or email it to advancement@urbanacademy.ca 


Some companies match employee gifts to a certain amount. So, if a family donates to our school through that program, the organization may match up to 20% of the donation, maximizing the impact of donations made to 鶹ֱ. Donors simply need to contact their HR Department for the appropriate forms, and forward them with their gifts to 鶹ֱ for completion. Additionally, donations made to the United Way can be directed to the non profit of the donor’s choice. Simply donate through the United Way, and select 鶹ֱ as your designated nonprofit.