Healthy Schools Alberta 
April 2018
Alberta Medical Association 
Youth Run Club

This past fall, in partnership with the Alberta Medical Association (AMA), we launched GO! Run - a 'Girls Only!' run club program that aims to increase girls participation in sport and physical activity. The program helps girls focus on age appropriate skill development, while also building the confidence they need to enjoy and experience physical activity now and through their lifetimes.

The program is designed to work in tandem with the AMA Youth Run Club - a free, school-based running program that's currently operating in over 400 Alberta school communities and counting. 

Watch our new video below to hear what girls have to say about participating in GO! Run and visit our website to learn more about how you can start a GO! Run program in your school community. 

2018-19 Professional Learning Opportunities with Ever Active Schools

Face-to-face professional learning continues to be the most sough after medium for school communities. We offer professional learning opportunities across the province that support healthy school communities through a research-to-action approach. Join us for a hands-on, active workshop that will provide you with practical ideas and tools to apply in your classroom.

Physical Activity
Explore creative ways of incorporating Daily Physical Activity (DPA) on a shoestring budget through practices including activity-permissive learning environments or strengthening social-emotional learning skills through activity.

Mental Well-Being
Learn how you can enhance well-being in your school community by implementing universal supports for all students, integrating social-emotional learning practices in the classroom and making your own wellness a priority.

Health and Physical Education Enrichment
Discover new ways to enrich health and physical education subject areas through alternative environments and quality planning and assessment.

Play at School
Play helps children develop social skills and creativity, while supporting emotional resilience, physical development, confidence and learning.

New Resource: Don't Walk in the Hallway (Hands and Feet Edition)

Our Don't Walk in the Hallway decals are a fun & easy way to modify school spaces, providing students with gentle cues and nudges that help get them more active throughout the school day.

Following on the success of our original Don't Walk in the Hallway decals, we're excited to now offer a hands and feet edition! Watch this video to learn about the positive impact Don't Walk in the Hallway decals had on one school community!

AMA Youth Run Club Registration
Start a free, fun and flexible run club program at your school. Already have a run club? No problem! We can provide free resources, incentives and support. Register by April 30 and you'll be entered to win an Apple Watch! Register now!
HPEC Drive-In Workshops
These professional learning opportunities are hosted by the Health and Physical Education Council (HPEC) of the Alberta Teachers' Association. Their aim is to provide quality learning to health and physical education teachers and wellness champions alike in a fun and accessible environment.

Join the Health and Physical Education Council (HPEC), Ever Active Schools and other provincial partners for these free, interactive workshops aimed at helping you improve the quality and variety of your health and physical education programs. 

Learn more and register.
Healthy Schools Alberta Blog
Every second Wednesday on the Healthy Schools Alberta Blog, we publish a new article on a topic related to Comprehensive School Health. Check out one of our most recent articles, a profile of our Miyomahchihowin project.
Aboriginal/Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program
Learn more about the Aboriginal/Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program, a 20-week, peer-led afterschool program delivered by Indigenous high school students for their younger elementary-aged peers. This program promotes wellness, resiliency and overall positive mental health, including Mino-Bimaadiziwin (the way of the good life). Learn more and register here. 
2018 Physical Activity Forum
Join the Alberta Centre for Active Living for "Move More, Sit Less, Sleep Soundly: An integrated approach for healthy chlidren and youth." Dr. Valerie Carlson will present the new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines, plus ideas to help you implement them. Learn more and register.
Nutrition Youth Advisory Council 
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is now accepting applications for the Nutrition Youth Advisory Council! This leadership opportunity provides grades 10-12 students the opportunity to have their voices heard on nutrition issues and provide feedback on AHS resources. Encourage your students to apply here.
National Dance Week
April 22 - 29 is National Dance Week! School communities are encouraged to create an event or activity and participate in this celebration across the country! Learn more here.
Rural Community Opiod Outreach Program
The Alberta Rural Development Network is currently accepting applications from rural municipalities who are interested in conducting activities specific to raising awareness about opiods and the opiod crisis.