Pictured above: Students & mentors learning, sharing, growing and participating in traditional Aboriginal games at the workshop, Resilience as a Path to Healthy School Communities. 
Healthy Schools Alberta
February 2016
Physical Literacy Summit 2016
Registration for the 

Join us March 10th & 11th as we 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 that have had tangible outcomes. Delegates will include people from health, education, sport, physical activity, recreation, research and policy sectors.

Funding is available to support front-line after school program providers who wish to attend the 2016 Physical Literacy Summit. For more details, and to apply, click here!

Keynote Speakers:
  • Dr. John Cairney, McMaster Family Medicine Professor of Child Health Research at McMaster University
  • Dr. Phil McRae, Educator, Scholar, Interdisciplinary Explorer at the University of Alberta
An Evening of Learning:
In conjunction with the summit, come and enjoy an evening of learning and activity that looks at the importance of physical literacy. 
March 10th, 2016 - 6:00pm
Click here for more info.

For further information, please contact:
Chris Fenlon-MacDonald, Ever Active Schools, Provincial Education Coordinator.
Phone: 403-210-6012
Shaping the Future Recap
The world of student well-being through a comprehensive school health lens was alive and well at the annual Shaping the Future Conference. Over 800 delegates attended the conference from across Alberta and beyond, gaining inspiration from presentations on lessons from Indigenous teachings, student mental health, physical activity & brain development, healthy school policy and much more. 
Many thanks for the participation of partners and supporters of the conference, everyone that presented, Honourable Minister David Eggen and Stoney Nakoda Elder, Helmer Two Youngmen. We greatly look forward to next year's conference, where we can continue to inspire and connect health champions!

A few messages from our #STF2016 Delegates:
  • "Leaving Shaping the Future with so much good information, inspiration and new connections. Thanks for a great conference!" 
  • "Shaping the Future is an emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual BOOST. People here rock!
  • "Powerful learning experiences: outdoors, peers, challenges, accomplishment, fun, teachers #STF2016" 
Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club

Spring is just around the corner so why not start planning for a spring run club for your students?

Enjoy the benefits of fresh air, physical activity, free prizes for every participant and free Coaches t-shirts!

There are handbooks to help you with all the steps involved in starting a run club, and coordinator visits are free across Alberta!

Already have a run club? We will support your existing run club with incentives, new activity ideas, and more.

Register today or refer a school and win prizes!

The Aftermath of the Big Event
Did you find inspiration and motivation at Shaping the Future Conference,
but now you feel like you're running out of steam?
Read Joyce Sunada's advice about how to cope with the aftermath and keep yourself motivated!
Click here to read.
HPEC Annual Conference 2016!
May 12 - 14, 2016
Grande Prairie, Alberta
The Annual Health and Physical Education Council Conference provides an opportunity for delegates to network with colleagues and increase their knowledge and skills to foster healthy active living for children and youth in the school community.

Check out the Program at a Glance, apply to be a presenter and register today!

Teachers' Conventions 2016
Teacher's Conventions are in full swing! Come join the learning as we visit Teachers' Conventions across the province this month and March, sharing professional learning on topics ranging from physical literacy, staff wellness, daily physical activity to the Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club! These evidence-based learning opportunities are guaranteed to be engaging and providing you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to implement new and innovative ideas into your daily teachings. For more information on what sessions Ever Active Schools will be presenting in your area click HERE, or contact Chris Fenlon-MacDonald for more information! 

Grant Opportunities!

Funding is for projects that provide people with access to fresh fruit and nut trees while making a positive difference to the Canadian environment.
Due Feb. 17th!

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
Funding is for environmental projects including environmental education, tree planting, energy conservation, schoolyard or urban naturalization projects, community gardening programs, habitat restoration, endangered species/wildlife protection, and environmental research.
Due Feb. 15th!