Healthy Schools Alberta
October 2016
Shaping the Future
Comprehensive School Health Conference
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Shaping the Future is an excellent platform to reach provincial and national colleagues, and to share your success while spreading knowledge, ideas and inspiration. 
Do you have a healthy program or initiative you'd love to share? APPLY TO PRESENT! Deadline is October 7th, 2016.
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.
Want to get involved?
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!
Registration is filling up quickly!!
This year's theme was inspired by the book, "What do you do with an idea?" It's 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.'
In an effort to facilitate these great ideas, EAS is offering seed funding opportunities! Please click here for more information and to get involved.
Alberta Medical Association 
Youth Run Club

Registration is open for the Fall Coaches Workshop Series! 
These free physical literacy workshops are a great opportunity for new clubs to gain new tools through hands-on learning and guidance, for existing clubs to network and share ideas, and for all to gain new, easy to implement ideas! Join us in helping encourage healthy, active youth and creating lifelong connections. 
Calgary - October 18th, 2016
Red Deer - October 19th, 2016
Edmonton - October 24th, 2016
To learn more and to register, please visit the new AMA YRC website:
Are you looking to start a girls run club in your school? The AMA YRC can help with that; Spots are still open! Please contact Hayley Degaust ( for more information.
To register your school for the AMA YRC, please visit:
Twitter: @AMAYouthrunclub
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Don't Walk in the Hallway
Watch this video to see how one school has implemented the Don't Walk in the Hallway resource and livened up their hallways! 
The environments we operate in provide cues, nudges and incentives that influence our behaviour. Recognizing the importance of promoting healthy learning environments, hallway decals offer a way to modify school spaces, helping to activate your students! 
Big thank you to École Barrie Wilson for sharing their story with us. To learn more about this resource and to purchase a package, please visit:
Supporting Active Transportation
Bill 209 -  The Active Transportation Week Act:
Are you yearning to increase active transportation in your community? Read this article by David Sheperd, MLA, as he discusses why he supports Bill 209, and why you should 
contact your local representative and ask them to support the bill as well.

International Walk to School Week:
Join the movement and millions of walkers around the world as we walk to school during this week! Register your school online; ideas, and participant items will be sent to you. Everyone is welcome to participate!
Resilience as a Path to Healthy School Communities: Lessons Learned from Indigenous Youth

Join us Wednesday January 25th, 2017 for a day of sharing, learning and growing.
The Resiliency Workshop is geared towards empowering school teams and providing learning opportunities for teachers and community leaders working with Aboriginal youth. All participants are given both philosophical foundations and practical tools they can use in their work to thoughtfully develop resiliency in youth. 
Please visit for more information and to register!
Professional Learning and Mentorship Opportunities!
Ever Active Schools is happy to introduce another great mentorship opportunity for schools focusing on whole-school wellness. Working alongside one another, we'll look at the Alberta K-12 Wellness Framework to identify areas of opportunity and growth in each of the five dimensions of wellness and develop strategies to achieve this. To discuss this opportunity further, please contact Chesa at 
Grant Opportunities!
The Take the Lead Grant helps Albertan girls and women become experienced leaders in sport and recreation. Grant monies can be used for training, course fees, professional development, professional certification, clinics, and other training-related activities.

The Alberta Emerald Foundation believes in inspiring the next generation of eco-heroes by supporting Alberta's young people (aged 25 and under) in their environmental efforts. With funds from founding program sponsors, and other sponsors and individual donors, the Alberta Emerald Foundation provides micro-grants of up to $500 to youth-led and youth-targeted environmental projects and initiatives. The Alberta Emerald Foundation intends to allocate over 100 Youth Environmental Engagement Grants each year.