Scholarship Programs


·        In 1994 the CMDA established the Calgary Motor Dealers Association Memorial Scholarship to be awarded annually to commendable students attending post-secondary institutions who are seeking a career in the automobile industry. These scholarships will be awarded in recognition of past members of the CMDA for their contribution to the industry.

·        In 1998 the CMDA established an annual Entrance Scholarship Endowment Award of $6,500.00 for students entering the Automotive Management Training Program or Full-Time Technology or Apprenticeship Training Program offered by the Transportation Department at SAIT.

·        CMDA awards 17 scholarships of $1,000.00 each annually to students attending SAIT in the Transportation Department.

        In 2002, CMDA became a Friend level donor for the Government of Alberta AIT Scholarship program.

·        In 2004, Calgary Motor Dealers Association set up a five year commitment with Mount Royal University, granting an annual $2,500 scholarship. In 2008, the scholarship was changed to an Endowment Scholarship with a donation of $25,000 matched by the Alberta Government and continues to award a minimum of $2,500 per year.

         Three Calgary Motor Dealers Association Scholarships are awarded each year which are available through Alberta Apprenticeship & Training; two for the Automotive Technician program and one for the Heavy Equipment Technician program.





Since our first Gala in the year 2000, we have raised more than $4 million for charity! This money has been shared by:

·       Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre

·       Alberta Cancer Foundation

·       Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

·       ALS Society of Alberta

·       Alzheimer Society of Calgary

·       Calgary Meals on Wheels

·       Calgary Prostate Cancer Foundation

·       Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

·       Canadian Cancer Society, Volunteer Driver Program

·       Canadian Diabetes Association

·       Children’s Cottage Society

·       CMDA Entrance Endowment Fund at SAIT Polytechnic

·       Fresh Start Recovery Centre

·       Hospice Calgary

·       Inn from the Cold Society

·       Kids Help Phone

·       KidSport Calgary

·       Make- A-Wish Southern Alberta Canada

·       Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta

·       Ronald McDonald House Charities

·       The Alex

·       The Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre

·       The Heartstrings Program of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

·       The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT and Nunavut

·       The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta

·       The Missing Children Society of Canada

·       The Mustard Seed

·       The Prostate Cancer Institute of Calgary

·  Special Olympics


We are extremely proud to work with our members, sponsors, charities and patrons in this highly successful and ongoing endeavor to support incredibly worthwhile and deserving charities in our community.