Healthy Schools Alberta
November 2015
Shaping the Future 2016
Join us: 
January 28th - 30th 2016 for our annual Shaping the Future (STF) Conference that draws delegates from the education, active living, recreation, health and research sectors to discuss and learn about comprehensive school health. 
Check back often at our STF page for a live countdown clock!

Registration: is OPEN!
Please keep in mind that conference space and bookings for accommodations will fill up quickly, so please book as soon as possible to ensure space. 

Poster Presentations:
Do you have an idea for a research infographic, school success story, or healthy program? Apply to present a poster at the conference on January 29th! Deadline to apply is December 2nd.

More Info:

New Event:  January 27th, 2016, Kananaskis
*Registration info coming soon*

Resilience as a Path to Healthy School Communities:
Lessons Learned from Indigenous Teachings
Presented by Dr. Martin Brokenleg, co-founder of the Circle of Courage and consultant for Reclaiming Youth International, providing training worldwide for individuals who work with youth at risk. He holds a doctorate in psychology and is a graduate of the Anglican Divinity School. He is a retired professor and was most recently Director of Native Ministries and Professor of First Nations Theology. Vancouver School of Theology at the University of British Columbia.

Objectives of this Event
(1) Provide examples of resilience-based programming for youth
(2) Learn from youth exposed to resilience-based models of health promotion
(3) Gain an in depth understanding of the Circle of Courage model of child development
(4) Gain first hand experience on examples of how to integrate the Circle of Courage in school activities
(5) Explore the value of sport as a source of resilience for youth.
Healthy Active School Symposia
In Full Swing! Shaw TV Feature

Locations are filling up quickly for 2015-16 HASS! 
Please check out our calendar, as we have reached capacity on some upcoming locations.

Join us for a fun, energetic day, filled with unique professional learning opportunities for you and your students that support student leadership and 21 century competencies.
You can help us to support building wellness in your school communities!

Register here and contact Chris, our Provincial Education Coordinator, for more information.

Inspired by The Dot, a book by Peter H. Reynolds, we asked students what they were going to do to make their school community healthier through guidance and leadership.

Thank you to all the students from our Calgary event for sharing these messages with us, and for bringing these ideas back to their schools.
AMA Youth Run Club 2015-16 

We kicked off our AMA Youth Run Club launch with great energy, happy faces and huge participation!
160 schools have already signed up, so you can still be one of the first 250 schools to register and be entered to win a Running Room prize package.

The AMA Youth Run Club is a free, fun and flexible program providing supports and incentives to schools. Join today and get your students up and active!

Register for AMA Youth Run Club today!
For more information, please contact Hayley, our Provincial Projects Coordinator.
Active After School Alberta

Did you know Active After School Alberta has a newsletter?
If you don't have time to explore this great site on your own, sign up and receive helpful information focused on topics of your choice: activities, snacks, resources, program planning, and training.

Wellness Fund
Grant Call!
 The Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund is pleased to announce their latest grant call. Funding supports school communities to address wellness through a comprehensive school health approach.
Deadline is November 30th, 2016.
For more information, 
on Twitter:
the way we learn
 Join Ever Active Schools to discuss topics that support healthy schools across Alberta. Share your knowledge on a variety of topics that strengthen your school community while connecting with fellow colleagues, subject matter experts and researchers. Use the hashtag #EASchat to join the conversation on Twitter.

Contact Chris with topic ideas & suggestions before the first Wednesday of each month. We can't wait to get your input!
The Walking School Bus & Travel Tips: How Can We Ensure Safe Travel?
Dr Kim Kelly has a great way to ensure safety, as well as to ensure some much needed DPA (daily physical activity): a walking school bus! Students, along with supervisors, travel to school in a large group and pick up kids along the way - all on foot! 

A stigma a lot of people have, Kim says, is that our streets aren't safe - a notion she doesn't believe. She hopes that this walking school bus will empower kids to some day walk on their own. Along with confidence building, this healthy bus promotes physical activity and active transport in our neighbourhoods.
To read the full Metro article, click here.

There are several articles to help ensure safe travel for your kids & students.
Here are a few:
Risky Play
and Child Safety:
A Balancing Act
Attend the workshop November 17 | Saville Centre, Edmonton

A balance between risky play and injury prevention is necessary to promote healthy childhood development. The Injury Prevention Centre (IPC) and the Alberta Centre for Active Living are hosting a workshop that examines the relationship between risky play and injury prevention.

In recent years, movement towards greater safety during play and emphasis on injury prevention has diminished the opportunity for risky play. Systematic reviews reveal many positive effects of risky play on physical activity, social health and behaviours, resiliency, and creativity, which may lead to overall healthier children.

Registration is $30. Limited seating. Register before Nov 9th.
For more information, click here.
 SIPRC Focus Group: Help Prevent Ski & Snowboard Injuries
Ever Active Schools is working alongside the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC) at the University of Calgary to help prevent injuries in school aged children. SIPRC is seeking the expertise of skiers and snowboarders age 6-12 and/or their parents to take part in a focus group, needed to evaluate a video to help minimize the risk of injury. Focus groups will meet in the evening at WinSport in Calgary. Dates are pending. To sign up or for more information, contact Maya at SIPRC: | 403-955-7765
DPA Bins 
- Get Active!
To support the DPA Initiative, Ever Active Schools has created DPA bins with activities, exercises and games for:

Get your classes up and active with these engaging tools!
Other Grant Opportunities
Due this Month!
Funding focuses on four areas: growing the next generation by helping youth grow in mind, body and spirit; caring for our environment; building stronger communities and helping those in need.
Due November 15th, 2015

Funding assists schools that are developing or currently maintaining a school garden project that will help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Due November 15th, 2015