Healthy Schools Alberta
September 2016 
Welcome Back Special Edition
Shaping the Future
Comprehensive School Health Conference
Join us in beautiful Kananaskis for the 8th Annual Shaping the Future Conference where you will network and share ideas about comprehensive school health with delegates from the health, education, recreation, active living and research sectors.

Call for presenters:
Share your knowledge and connect with delegates by providing practical, applied information and hands-on strategies that can be used as delegates return to their schools. Apply today!

Get a jump on the early bird pricing and save $50.
Healthy Active Schools Symposia

Join us for our Provincial Tour supporting student leadership and promoting healthy school communities!
It's easy to see how students across the province become the backbone to successful, healthy school communities. Their leadership and desire to take action often starts with the simplest of ideas and turns into life changing events for their school and community. This notion is the focus of this year's Healthy Active School Symposia. The book, "What do you do with an idea?" is about the ideas that follow children around daily, and how a little thought, support and creativity can turn these ideas into lasting change. Join us at a Healthy Active School Symposium this fall to see these ideas 'take flight and change the world.' 
  • Following each HASS event, school teams will have the opportunity to complete an online Action Plan using the brilliant ideas sparked throughout the day, for a chance to receive up to $500 to put their ideas into action. 
  • Recipients will have an opportunity to create a short video of their project to be featured at future Ever Active Events. For more details continue to visit the HASS webpage and please contact Chris.
Alberta Medical Association 
Youth Run Club

New School Year - New Website!
Join the club! This fun, free and flexible run club is a great way to get your students outdoors and participating in physical activity!
Visit the Coach's Corner for resources and support to implement & maintain a successful school run club. Get outside and get going!
Healthy Schools Alberta Magazine
The September 2016 issue of
Healthy Schools Alberta is here! 
Take a look into Social & Emotional Well-being, Taking Action for an Active Classroom, our feature story "Growing Up Digital; A Teaching Perspective," and much more!
Read it online, or if you are an Alberta school, expect it in your mailbox by the end of the month! You can be added to the mailing list by notifying Margaux.
Instagram Health Champions Contest!
Do you know an individual in the Alberta health, education, recreation, active living or research sectors? We'd love to highlight some messages and stories of health from these impactful disciplines! Everyone has a great story; help us share and inspire others!  
  • Prizes include EAS Resources 
  • A winner is drawn once a month 
  • Contest ends January 31st, 2017 

Check out our Instagram Page populated with great stories.

We look forward to hearing from you! Please email Margaux with Champion name(s) and email(s) and you will automatically be entered in the draw.

NEW Professional Learning Opportunities!
 We have enhanced the way we offer professional learning! We now offer mentorship, face-to-face learning and coming soon is a professional learning network exploring social and emotional well-being, physical literacy, staff wellness and much more!
Check it out here, and please contact Chris for further information.
Grant Opportunities!
This grant support projects that foster cooperation, innovation and research in your recreation and physical activity programming.

This grant accepts applications year-round from schools, school boards, registered not-for-profit and community organizations that meet specific criteria. Grants are open to both new and existing programs.
Resources to kick off the school year!
Are you looking for helpful resources exploring and nurturing social & emotional well-being, activity permissive learning environments, physical literacy and more? Check out our online store; we have supports for you! Also, take some time to browse our online library of resources on physical activity, school community gardens, positive social environments and so much more. If you have any questions regarding our online resources, please email
Smoothie Contest!
Are you looking for a creative way to teach your students about healthy eating? If you are using an Alberta Milk nutrition education program or Alberta Milk resource this year, you can enter to win a smoothie kit and conduct an authentic learning activity in your classroom. 
Apply online by November 30, 2016 (midnight) for your chance to win!