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Canadian Education Foundation

Our Roots run deep


CEF Video

This video explains and showcases the activities of the  Canadian Education Foundation.

The Beargrass

The Canadian Education Foundation logo bears the image of a beargrass plant.  The Beargrass is the official title of the Canadian High School yearbook which is published annually.  The original image for the logo was scanned from a 1918 Beargrass annual archived in the high school library.  The dedication in the 1918 annual reflects the visions of the Canadian Education Foundation. 

"Our greatest hope is that Canadian High School will make this publication an institution.  If we had the assurances that the Senior classes following us would carry on the work of the BEARGRASS, then we would feel nobly rewarded in our work."  (1918)

It is from the foundations of these early citizens and the roots they nobly planted nearly a century ago, that the Canadian Education finds its  vision.  The Foundation reflects on the past as we peer into the future.  It is for these causes that we dedicate our work and acknowledge that truly "Our Roots Run Deep".

About Us

Who We Are

 The Canadian Education Foundation

• Is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt philanthropic charitable organization

• Cultivates and support innovation to benefit students and staff and enhance the mission of the school district

• Supports activities not funded by tax revenue

• Solicits funding from private and corporate sources

• Awards funding through a process developed and overseen by volunteer committee, representing business, community and educational leaders


The Canadian Education Foundation will partner with the community to provide resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize innovative opportunities for all students in the Canadian Independent School District. The Canadian Education Foundation was founded by a group of caring and committed citizens with a vision to enhance educational opportunities and student success in Canadian Independent School District. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt philanthropic organization. A volunteer board of directors composed of business, community and educational leaders, governs the foundation.


• Enhance and enrich educational opportunities for students

• Support staff for innovative efforts and recognize staff for exemplary teaching

• Involve the community by assuring a quality education for the leaders and workers of tomorrow

Our Programs



AIMS (Aptitude Inventory Measurement Service) testing assistance.  Provided to students in the 11th grade.

Innovative Teaching Grants

Innovative Teaching Grants.  Awarded to CISD educators in all subjects (Literacy, Science, Social Studies, Nutrition, Physical Education, Robotics, Technology and STEAM).

Student Scholarships

Provide scholarships for graduating Seniors of Canadian ISD.

Aiming High

Workforce Ready College and Career Preparatory Program for Canadian High School students. 


Window On a Wider World is dedicated to enriching the education of Texas Panhandle students through arts, science and cultural experiences for K-5 students.

Dual Credit

Reimbursing Canadian High School Seniors for a successful completion of one dual credit course during the school year.