Healthy Schools Alberta 
October 2017
Fall 2017 Resiliency Summit

Resiliency Summit Keynote Speaker: Leroy Little Bear

We're excited to announce Leroy Little Bear as keynote speaker for the Fall 2017 Resiliency Summit!

Leroy Little Bear's lifetime of accomplishment includes some of the most important political achievements for Indigenous people in Canada and around the world. His dedication to education, leadership, community-building and advocacy has led to a United Nations declaration, changed the Constitution of Canada and influenced the lives of thousands of students. 

Interested in hearing Leroy speak? Join us November 23rd and 24th for a two day gathering of Indigenous youth, educators and community members dedicated to helping build healthy, resilient Indigenous school communities. View our draft agenda for the event. 

Shaping the Future 2018:
Pan-Canadian School Health Summit

Register for Shaping the Future 2018!

Want to engage with other education professionals and learn how you can help foster healthy school communities? Join us January 30th - February 3rd for active sessions, workshops, open collaboration, networking, keynote speakers and more! 

Want to Get Involved?

We're still accepting applications for poster presentations, daring idea talks and exhibitors!
  • 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

The Healthy Active Schools Symposia (HASS) provincial tour kicks off October 5th! These events are an awesome opportunity to empower your students to take an active leadership role in creating healthy school communities this year.

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

We've created an action planning tool schools will work through to help strategize how they could put their ideas into practice. 
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: A Girls Only Run Club!

GO! Run: A Girls Only Run Club!

With the new school year in full swing, a great way to support learning is for children to participate in physical activity. But did you know that only 8% of girls meet recommendations of the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines? Go! Run is a free, fun and flexible Girls Only running program that helps to close the gender gap and increase girls' participation in physical activity. 

Providing girls only opportunities allows for girls to focus on age-appropriate skill development, while building confidence and self-esteem in a fun and inclusive environment.

GO! Run clubs receive:
  • A free, downloadable resource handbook to help schools successfully kickstart their clubs, which includes tips and tricks on engaging girls, new games and activities and other helpful resources
  • Awesome swag including t-shirts for coaches and finisher prizes
  • Access to coaches workshops held around the province during the school year
  • Opportunity to have a local doctor speak to your club
  • Support in creating or attending a Fun Run with your GO! Run club

International Walk to School Week 

Help promote active school transportation - one step at a time! Join the global movement of millions as we walk to school during this week.  Active transportation is a simple way school communities can add physical activity to their day and support the physical and mental well-being of students. Join SHAPE Alberta for iWalk October 2nd - 6th, 2017. Register your school, community or yourself and get to steppin'! 
New Resource:
Alphabet Activity Animal Cards

Looking for creative ways to get your students up and moving? Encourage them to chomp their arms like an alligator, jiggle like a jelly fish and romp like a rhino! These printable activity cards are a fun and easy way to promote physical activity in your classroom.

Active for Life Resources
Physical activity and physical literacy are important elements of a Comprehensive School Health strategy. Visit Active for Life to access a wealth of free resources for your classroom. Active for Life also has tools to encourage families to be physically active together at home and in the community. Visit their Early Years Teachers and Elementary Teachers webpages.
Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters

On September 29th, our team participated in
- an annual event to honour and remember residential school survivors and their families, as well as continue the discussion of the residential schools legacy. 

Ever Active Schools has a number of initiatives aimed at supporting the wellness of Indigenous school communities, including the Resiliency Summit happening Nov. 23 & 24 in Kananaskis. 

Take Me Outside Day!
Providing opportunities for students to spend time outside is key to optimal health and wellbeing. On October 25th, join schools across Canada and
Grant Opportunities!

Deadline: Oct 31

This grant supports community projects with a focus on healthy eating and/or active living. Must be registered for Communities Choosewell in 2017 to be eligible.  

Deadline: Varies

These grants supports projects that effectively address Alberta's most pressing environmental issues.