Advocacy Priorities

As locally elected officials, RVS’ Board of Trustees advocates to continually improve Alberta’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 system for our students.

Our Board’s Advocacy Priorities are:

Space for Students

  • New Schools
  • School Sites
  • Modulars

Funding for Students

  • Prioritize Public Education
  • Equitable Funding

Support for Students

  • Student Health and Wellness
  • Local Decision Making

See Advocacy Priorities for more information.

Decision Maker Contact Information

Premier of Alberta, Honourable Danielle Smith
[email protected]
(780) 427-2251 

Minister of Education, Honourable Adriana LaGrange
[email protected]
(780) 427-5010 

Minister of Infrastructure and Deputy Premier, Honourable Nathan Neudorf 
[email protected]
(780) 427-5041

Minister of Municipal Affairs, Honourable Rebecca Schulz
[email protected]
(780) 427-3744

MLA for Airdrie-East, Angela Pitt
[email protected]
(403) 948-8741

MLA for Airdrie-Cochrane, Honourable Pete Guthrie
[email protected]
(587) 493-2050

MLA for Chestermere-Strathmore, Leela Aheer
[email protected]
(403) 962-0126

MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills, Honourable Nathan Cooper
[email protected]
(403) 556-3132

MLA for Banff-Kananaskis, Miranda Rosin
[email protected] 
(403) 609-4509  

RVS’ greatest challenge, most critical need and the focus of our advocacy efforts is Space for Students. We urgently need more Space for Students in Airdrie, Cochrane and Chestermere. 
RVS has more than 27,000 students and welcomes another 750 to 1,000 each year – enough to fill one to two new schools. 
Provincial government approval and funding for new schools, additions and modular classrooms are critical to accommodate our fast-growing communities. Investing in space for students improves students’ opportunity and ability to learn and achieve their absolute best. Without this approval, many of our students will learn in schools and classrooms without appropriate space for years to come. 

You Can Help

You can help us advocate for more Space for Students. The following resources have been prepared by the Board and we encourage you to share them with other parents/guardians, members of the community and especially local and provincial government elected officials.

Share our Story

RVS has created a Share our Story guide to give you some ideas and tools to help you advocate for Space for Students. If you have questions on advocacy, please contact your local trustee.    


RVS has produced infographics to highlight our need for space division-wide and in the highest needs communities of Airdrie, Cochrane and Chestermere. These can be shared electronically or printed in hard copy.