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Physical Literacy
Physical Literacy - A Chance to be Active for Life (silent)
Physical Literacy - A Chance to be Active for Life (silent)

This video was produced by the Be Fit for Life Network in Alberta and funded through a Canadian Sport for Life Project Grant from the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation.
For more information on physical literacy, please visit: 
Canadian Sport for Life or Active for Life.
Health and Physical Education Council Conference
Be sure to come visit our booth or come to our professional development sessions at the annual HPEC conference!

Physical Activity to Promote Brain Health

The Alberta Centre for Active Living is proud to sponsor this important half-day Physical Activity Forum in Edmonton and Calgary in May 14 and 15, 2013.


This presentation will focus on the major findings to date in the area of exercise neuroscience. Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose will help audiences, including practitioners and others, gain an appreciation of the important role of exercise in promoting brain health, as people age.


Edmonton: May 14th, 2013

Calgary: May 15th, 2013

Grant Call
The Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund, managed by the University of Alberta Centre for Health Promotion Studies in the School of Public Health, is pleased to provide you with information about a new grant funding opportunity (contingent upon approved funding) for projects that support healthy school communities. Funding for Healthy School Initiatives is provided by both Alberta Health and Alberta Education. Applications due June 3.
Available Grants:

School District Readiness Grant

School District Wellness Implementation Grant

Healthy Relationships Grant (Grades 7-12)

High School Wellness Grants

Student Leadership Wellness Grants


Find out more.

Peer Leadership: 
Students Building Healthy School Communities
Peer leadership involves students taking an active role in creating and supporting healthy, safe and welcoming school communities.  The Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach - used by many schools and school jurisdictions around Alberta - recognizes that many different stakeholders need to be involved to create healthier school communities.  Getting students involved in the process is a key element of this approach.  Student engagement in school health initiatives creates ownership, develops leadership skills and builds school connectedness. Peer leadership looks different at every school; however, all of these initiatives share a common element that is essential for a successful peer leadership initiative - they are fun!

HPEC Sprinter
Did you know that HPEC has another publication called The Sprinter? Do you want to get involved with HPEC? Read this month's Sprinter for information on the vacant positions.

Thank you for your continued dedication to the health and wellness of our children and youth.


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