Healthy Schools Alberta
May 2017
Mentorship & Professional Learning

Are you looking to get ahead on your planning for the next school year? We offer a variety of professional learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of schools and jurisdictions to support physical activity, staff wellness, social and emotional well-being, and much more. Our facilitators are excited to hit the road to support, educate and connect school communities to help promote a culture of wellness in Alberta! Contact us today to discuss how we can play a part in a series of learning opportunities for you and your staff throughout the school year. 
Live Active Summit Recap
Our 2 days at Live Active summit were full of energy, learning, collaboration, physical activity and important discussions between different organizations and sectors. Conversations surrounding wellness and living active, including sport, active recreation, performance art, physical activity and all dimensions of well-being, need to continue and need to happen between organizations who have the same goal. A common thread within discussions, keynotes and presentations was that organizations need to take risks, get out of our own silos of work and start collaborating toward a collective goal;  Its important to work together to support and promote a vibrant, active city.
We look forward to further supporting the Live Active Strategy and seeing our communities uplifted and active for life! Check out this video and see what inspired our delegates about the strategy.
#LiveActiveYEG #ReconciliACTION
Here are some of the tweets from the conference that stood out for us:

We encourage you to check out the tweets from the summit: #EASLAS & #LiveActiveYEG.

Alberta Medical Association 
Youth Run Club

SPRING/SUMMER CONTEST: #ViewFromMyRun. Snap a picture of the view from your run, post the picture to Instagram or Twitter and tag @AMAYouthRunClub & #ViewFromMyRun and be entered to win fantastic prizes! Contest runs from May 1st to August 18th, 2017 and one winner is chosen bi-weekly.
Don't have a run club yet?  Join the Club   &  follow the AMA YRC on Twitter!
Ever Active Schools is Hiring!
Our work is growing and our team is expanding!  We are hiring two new positions to join our team.
Administrative Office Professional: EAS is looking for an authentic, enthusiastic and organized addition to our team. This person will contribute to healthy school communities in Alberta by providing administrative support to our interdisciplinary staff.
School Health Facilitator: EAS is looking for a leader in supporting physical literacy and overall student wellbeing through a comprehensive school health approach in Alberta school communities.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Outdoor Classroom Day!
Outdoor Classroom Day is a day to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and  play. On Thursday May 18th, 2017, thousands of schools around the world will take lessons outside and prioritize playtime.
Why? Outdoor learning improves children's health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity, but is central to children's enjoyment of childhood.
It's easy to get involved and there is something everyone can do!
Last year, we had a summer institute, Connecting to Land and Nature-Based Learning; Check out this great collection of lesson plans for inspiration and ideas about how to take your classroom outdoors.
Learn more about outdoor classroom day and join in on May 18th!
It's the 66th Annual Canadian Mental Health Association's #MentalHealthWeek and they're getting loud for mental health, encouraging everyone to spread their message, donate and write to your MP. Learn more here.
One of the key priority areas of Comprehensive School Health is positive social environments, which promotes the importance of positive mental health and learning in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. Every student belongs in that environment and we all have the power to ensure we provide it. Please check out our resources supporting positive social environments, Alberta Health Services Mental Health Resources and #GETLOUD about mental health.
Wellness Fund Grant Opportunity
Do you have a project that's supporting healthy school communities? Why not apply for funding? Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund is providing new grant funding opportunities to help you kickstart your ideas and support wellness. Click here to learn more about guidelines, procedures and how you can apply. The term of the grant is September 1st, 2017 to June 30th, 2018. *Deadline - May 19th, 2017.
SHAPE Alberta School Travel Planning Facilitator Survey
To  our valued School Active Transportation Champions, 
You're invited to participate in a survey seeking to help us understand the experiences of school active transportation champions across Alberta. We encourage all past and present facilitators to participate to help ensure the broadest range of feedback from our partners! Understanding implementation of school active transportation initiatives across Alberta: Perspectives from champions - Click here to complete survey.
Alberta Centre for Active Living 2017 Physical Activity Forum
Learn & discuss how to promote physical activity in a busy media environment!
Join the amazing Alberta Centre for Active Living for, Don't Overthink It.
Dr. Tanya Berry, Tier II Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity Promotion, will provide an overview of how messages about physical activity might have an influence on both automatic and reasoned responses, and what effective messages might look like.
Learn more and register here!
FunTeam Alberta Grants!
FunTeam is a non-profit recreational sport organization established in 1990 with an objective to assist individuals and families with participating in less competitive and more low-cost sporting activities. Following the FunTeam principles, children, teenagers and adults can participate in physical activities of their choice in an atmosphere of fun and fair play. FunTeam is designed to guide volunteers in the organization and implementation of sport in their own neighbourhood or community.

FunTeam grants available:
Family Try-athlon Grant $500
RecTeam event Grant $500
Membership Grant (helps team get started)
RBC Sereda Hockey Event Grant $500
Click here
to learn more and apply.
Sports Safety Fund Grants!
Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund is a registered charity which has as its mission the prevention of catastrophic injuries in sport and recreation. It welcomes requests for funding support from organizations such as other charities, associations, researchers, universities and hospitals. Typical funding for projects has ranged from $500 to $10,000. Consideration may be given to more than one time funding.
Click here to learn more and apply.