Healthy Schools Alberta 
January 2017
Shaping the Future 2018:
Pan-Canadian School Health Summit

New Keynote Announced:
Lillian Osborne High School Students

Last year, as we observed 150 years since Canada's confederation, drama students at Lillian Osborne High School in Edmonton engaged in a historical timeline project to reflect on the stories of this land and the people who live here. This six month collaboration with The Centre for Race and Culture, culminated in a public performance to reflect on lesser known events in Canadian history and raise awareness about racism and social discrimination. 

We're excited to welcome five students from this project to Shaping the Future, where they'll perform a few scenes from the project and share footage of last year's public performance. 

Last Call to Register

Registration for this year's conference is over 90 per cent sold out!

Passionate about creating healthy school communities? Don't miss your chance to join us in beautiful Lake Louise January 31 - February 3 for an opportunity to connect, learn and recharge with educators and wellness advocates from across the country! 

Wondering what type of sessions you could partake in this year?

Can't join us for the full conference? Sign up for the pre-conference and spend a day with us!

Want to Get Involved?

We're still accepting applications for daring ideas and exhibitors at this year's Shaping the Future!

Share an idea that'll shake up education PechaKucha style (20 slides shared for 20 seconds each)

Showcase your health and wellness products, resources or services on a national stage

Healthy Active Schools Symposia

Calling all Fort McMurray area schools! 

Our final Healthy Active School Symposia (HASS) event of 2017-2018 is happening Wednesday, February 7 at Keyano College. 

HASS events provide Alberta school communities with the knowledge, skills and resources to enhance student wellness. This year's theme focuses on finding the leader within through the arts, creative expression and a growth mindset. School who attend can also apply for seed funding grants of up to $750 to help implement their action plans and turn their big vision into reality.

Visit our website or check out our Guide to Healthy Actives Schools Symposia video to learn more:

Alberta Medical Association 
Youth Run Club

GO! Run Handbook

Check out our new GO! Run Club handbook. It includes tons of resources to create and sustain a successful Girls Only run club, including conversation starters, fun games, top 10s and more! Download it here. 

Want more information on how you can start a GO! Run club in your school? 

Resource: Social & Emotional Well-Being Booster Kits
These kits are an awesome way to help boost students daily physical activity (DPA) and connect with all dimensions of wellness -physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual.
Get them in the EAS store.
Winter Walk Day 2018
Winter Walk Day 2018 is Wednesday, February 7! Register now and get out and active this winter! Learn more.
Ever Active Schools at Alberta's 2018 Teachers' Conventions
Join Ever Active Schools as we visit Teachers' Conventions across the province this February and March. Watch for our new School Health & Wellness Symposiums which will provide professional learnings for teachers of all backgrounds.
Healthy Schools Alberta Magazine

The Winter 2018 issue of Healthy Schools Alberta Magazine is now available! Read it online here and keep an eye out at your school for a print copy - every school in Alberta receives one!
Healthy Schools Alberta Blog

Have you checked out the new Healthy Schools Alberta BlogEvery Wednesday we share a new post related to school health and wellness. 

Have an innovative health and wellness initiative that's helping create healthy school communities? Share it as part of the blog's Innovative Idea Series!
Employment Opportunity: Active Alberta Coalition Leader
Interested in helping build a unified voice and strengthen collaboration in Alberta's active living, sport and recreation sector? Come work with the Active Alberta Coalition! 

Application Deadline: Friday, January 12. 

Winter Running Tips
Want to keep students running during the winter? AMA Youth Run Club Coordinator, Hayley Degaust, gives some quick winter running tips.