Healthy Schools Alberta
December 2015
Shaping the Future 2016
Registration: is open & the countdown is on!

Join us January 28th - 30th 2016 for our annual Shaping the Future Conference (STF)! Discuss and learn about comprehensive school health, attend interactive workshops, pre-conference activities, network and have fun with active breaks in the beautiful Kananaskis mountains.
New or returning to the conference?
Check out this Insiders' Guide for tips, hacks & frequently asked questions to make your stay easy to navigate!

NEW Bursary!
Funding is available to support rural school communities who are attending Shaping the Future for the first time. The goal is to support rural & remote communities and to introduce the provincial work happening around comprehensive school health.
Click here to apply.

Poster Presentations & Exhibitors :
Do you have research , a school success story, or  a healthy program to share? Apply to present a poster at the conference on January 29th! 
Do you have healthy resources for schools? Apply to be an Exhibitor!
Deadline to apply is extended to December 25th!

Workshop:  January 27th, 2016, Kananaskis
*Registration is OPEN!*
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. 
For more information, please click here.
2nd Annual Physical Literacy Summit

Save the date for the 2nd Annual Physical Literacy Summit!

March 10th & 11th, 2016 
This summit is a catalyst to educate, engage and ultimately embed quality physical literacy experiences in a school and community setting. It will involve collaborative work around physical literacy and share successful physical literacy practices from across the province.  The goal of this conference is to highlight and experience best practices that have had tangible outcomes. 
Registration and More Information Coming Soon!
Please check link above for information about registration fees.
For more information:
Please contact:
Chris Fenlon-MacDonald, Ever Active Schools, Provincial Education Coordinator.

Email / Phone: 403-210-6012 

AMA Youth Run Club:
Let's bundle up and get outside!
Watch this video for winter running tips!
Be safe and warm while running outside.

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 today! 

Looking for a whimsical way to get moving outside? 
Check out this Harry Potter Running Club, and organize your teams into Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff!

Follow the AMA Youth Run Club on Twitter! 
For more information, please contact Hayley, our Provincial Projects Coordinator.
Lucky 7 Physical Literacy Resource!
Are you looking for a fun way to get your students active?

EAS has teamed up with the AMA Youth Run Club and Be Fit For Life to create a Lucky 7 card game (suitable for K-12). Included are seven different game ideas using 4 suits sure to get you and your group moving while developing fundamental movements skills.
on Twitter:
Cultivating a Better Tomorrow
Do you want to share your knowledge on a variety of topics that strengthen your school community while connecting with fellow colleagues, subject matter experts and researchers?
Join Ever Active Schools the first Wednesday of every month to discuss topics that support healthy schools across Alberta.  Use the hashtag #EASchat to join the conversation on Twitter.

Contact Chris with topic ideas & suggestions. 
We can't wait to get your input!
Active After
School Alberta
Do you want to inspire and motivate others to take action?
Do you want to address physical activity, injury prevention or healthy eating?
Do you want to execute some level of positive change in health/lifestyle?
Please share your Alberta Active After School Story and inspire others!
Click here to share/ submit. By submitting, you will be entered in a draw to win a free registration to Ever Active Schools' Physical Literacy Summit!

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.
Ministry of Culture and Tourism 
Grant call!

This  program encourages a more active Alberta by supporting projects that foster collaborative and innovative programming and research, in the recreation and physical activity sector.

Who can Apply?
- A non profit organization registered under one of the Societies Act or Agricultural
Societies Act, having been in operation in Alberta for at least one year;
- Extra-provincial organizations providing programming or services through an Alberta office
- organizations affiliated with post-secondary institutions recognized by Alberta Advanced Education; or any Alberta school or school jurisdiction recognized by Alberta Education that is operating on a full-time basis for students in kindergarten through Grade 12.

Apply here!