Healthy Schools Alberta 
November 2017
Fall 2017 Resiliency Summit

Resiliency Summit Keynote Speakers: 
James Jones & Dr. Karlee Fellner

We're excited to announce James Jones and Karlee Fellner as keynote speakers for the Fall 2017 Resiliency Summit!

James Jones is an artist and traditional hoop dancer from Tallcree First Nation in Northern Alberta. James has toured and danced all over the world with hip hop trio, A Tribe Called Red.

Dr. Karlee Fellner is Cree/M├ętis from central Alberta. She is currently assistant professor in Indigenous Education Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary. Karlee's work focuses on decolonizing and Indigenizing health services, curriculum and pedagogy, research, and counselling through Indigenous ways of knowing.

Event Registration

Resiliency Summit team registrations are SOLD OUT! There is currently very limited individual registrations still available.   

Shaping the Future 2018:
Pan-Canadian School Health Summit

Register Now for Shaping the Future 2018!

Join us in Lake Louise January 30th - February 3rd for a national conversation on fostering healthy school communities. Take part in active sessions, open collaboration, networking, keynote speakers and more! 

Want to Get Involved?

Apply to give a poster presentation, give a daring idea talk or become an exhibitor! 
  • Poster presentations - share your research or a healthy school community success story
  • Daring ideas - share an idea that'll shake up education PechaKucha style (20 slides shared for 20 seconds each)
  • Exhibitors - showcase your health and wellness products, resources or services on a national stage
Healthy Active Schools Symposia

There's still a few dates left for our Healthy Active Schools Symposia (HASS) provincial tour! These events are a great opportunity to empower your students to take an active leadership role in creating healthy school communities this year.

Upcoming Dates

November 7th - Grande Prairie
November 9th - Mighty Peace
November 16th - Leduc
November 28th - St. Albert

We're committed to supporting school teams so they can apply the knowledge they gain at HASS when they return to their school communities. 

School teams can also apply for seed funding grants of up to $750 to help implement their action plans and bring their big vision into reality.

Alberta Medical Association 
Youth Run Club

GO! Run Program Launch

On October 19th, students from Delton and Lauderdale schools in Edmonton participated in a fun run to celebrate the launch of GO! Run - a free, fun and flexible 'Girls Only' running program that aims to help close the gender gap and increase girls' participation in physical activity. 

An offshoot of the AMA Youth Run Club program, these new clubs allow girls to focus on age-appropriate skill development while building confidence and self-esteem in a fun and inclusive environment. Check out the Global News Edmonton segment about GO! Run. 

HPEC 2018 Conference: Finding Balance

The Health and Physical Education Council (HPEC) invites school health and physical education teachers to register for their 2018 Conference in Calgary, May 3rd - 5th, 2018.

World Kindness Day

November 13th  is World Kindness Day One way to participate is to encourage students to engage in random acts of kindness. Sitting by someone who is alone at lunch, writing a thank you note or giving a compliment are just a few ideas. 
Bullying Awareness Week
November 13th - 17th is Bullying Awareness Week. Check out the Caught You Caring Campaign for ideas to support and empower students to create schools and communities that are safer and more caring places to live, learn and play. 
National Child Day
November 20th is National Child Day. This year's these focuses on the right to be safe. Check out the National Child Day School Resource Kit for planning ideas.
Grant Opportunities!

Deadline: November 15th 

This grant helps schools create or maintain an edible school garden project that promotes engagement and access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Deadline: Varies

These Alberta Emerald Foundation provides micro-grants of up to $500 for youth-led and youth-targeted environmental projects and initiatives. 
GO! Run Ambassador Profile

Quinn Phillips
Sports Report/Anchor
Global News Edmonton

  Edmonton, Alberta 

Favourite Sport or Physical Activity Shining Moment:  
Representing Edmonton at national events for both swimming and water polo.
Greatest Accomplishment:
In recent years, it would have to be catching a pass from a CFL quarterback. 
Favourite Physical Activity: 
Playing tennis or running stairs 

Favourite Healthy Snack:  Dates with walnuts.
Message to GO! Run Participants:
Being healthy and active at a young age sets you up for a healthier lifestyle when you're older. Working hard now builds a foundation to work hard when you're older and there's not a lot more special on this planet than a hard worker.