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GRANT CALLS
RBC Learn to Play Project
The RBC Learn to Play Project will provide grants to will be awarded to local organizations that teach new skills or sports to kids, and/or expose them to a multiple sports or multiple skills such as swimming or skating lessons. Apply by May 16, 2014. Read more.

ParticipACTION Teen Challenge
ParticipACTION Teen Challenge is a program created for one reason: to help youth challenge themselves and their friends to get moving. 

 

Grants are distributed to any event/challenge/activity that gets teens between the ages of 13-19 physically active. Click for more info.

Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund Grant Call

The Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund, managed by the University of Alberta, School of Public Health, is pleased to provide you with information about a new grant funding opportunity for projects that support healthy school communities. Funding for Healthy School Initiatives is provided by Alberta Health and Alberta Education.


EVENTS 
Active Kids Triathlon




 
Sign your kids up to run, bike and swim at the annual Active Kids Triathlon on June 1, 2014. Support the fight against cancer and get involved in your community by participating in this fun event! 

Save the Date!
We're excited to announce that Shaping the Future 2015 is scheduled for January 29-31, 2015 at the Delta in Kananaskis! 
Wheel Week - June 1 - 7, 2014
Bike, rollerblade, scooter, skateboard or walk to school, work or play on any and every day. Register your school, community group or family here.

Click here to for more information.
May Newsletter
Healthy Active School Symposia 2014-15
Healthy Active School Symposia PROMO
Healthy Active School Symposia PROMO
The Healthy Active School Symposia (HASS) are one-day events designed to provide Alberta school communities with the knowledge, skills and resources to enhance school health. The events focus on inspiring student leadership by developing the competencies needed to become engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit through a Comprehensive School Health approach. The day empowers students to be active agents of change in building a school environment that enhances their learning and fosters their personal growth and well-being. The purpose of the day is to inspire, empower and engage student leadership in creating a healthy school community.
 
Watch the video and visit our website for more information! 
Mental Health Week May 5-11th













The Canadian Mental Health Association says it well: We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. It's a state of well-being.

Mental Health Week is a great opportunity to increase awareness of mental well-being. Use these resources to get you started:
  • Canadian Mental Health Association - A nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes mental health for all.
  • Mind Your Mind - Track your moods and get a 'mood report.' This site contains great videos, interviews, resources to help and support mental health.
  • MindShift (From Anxiety BC/Youth) - Provides strategies to deal with anxieties and fears around test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic and conflict. 
  • Teen Mental Health - Resources and information for anyone wanting to know more about youth mental health. 
  • The Psychology Foundation of Canada - Resources and information for teachers to use to help students deal with stress. 
  • Always There (from Kids Help Phone) - Provides a space just for youth to share thoughts and feelings to help cope with stress and can also connect you directly with a Kids Help Phone counsellor over the phone, or through a live chat.
  • Alberta Education Mental Health Matters - Includes a poster series and parent support. 
Physical Literacy Summer Institute
August 12 & 13 | Edmonton, AB
 
Ever Active Schools is offering a unique Professional Learning Opportunity! Join us for two days as we explore physical literacy and how it looks, feels and lives in our schools. During the summer institute, participants will examine the impact they have on a child's physical literacy journey, how to support the development of fundamental movement and sport skills and leave with practical tools and resources.
 
The summer institute is designed to support teachers who are just learning about physical literacy and those who have a deeper understanding. Breakout sessions and some of Canada's physical literacy leaders will tailor the summer institute to the readiness of the participant.   
 
Registration information will be available soon on our website!
Cross Curricular Competencies Through the Lens of a HASS Event
Curious about how a Healthy Active School Symposia supports awareness and understanding of the cross curricular competencies identified in the Ministerial Order on Student Learning? 

Download the poster to see how these competencies come to life through the lens of the HASS event.
Professional Learning Opportunities
Ever Active Schools is leading the way in providing quality professional learning opportunities for school communities. These unique learning opportunities can be accessed for conferences, conventions, professional development days, staff or parent council meetings or tailored to meet your individual needs. 

Ever Active Schools is able to provide travel subsidies to those schools/districts in remote parts of the province. Travel support will be determined at time of booking.

Click here to see the new opportunities for 2014-15 and visit our website for a complete list of learning opportunities. Contact the office at 780.454.4745 to book!
After School Hours: Let's Stay Connected!
The After School Hours Pre-conference took place in Kananaskis, Alberta, at Shaping the Future 2014. We want to ensure we continue these important conversations about after school hours programming.

Click here for a recap of the pre-conference, including some provincial-level highlights and notes from the open-space technology session. 

Complete this survey about the best way to stay connected by May 16th to be entered to win one of three prizes:
Contact Katelynn for more information.
Thank you for your continued dedication to the health and wellness of our children and youth.

Sincerely,

Ever Active Schools


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