Healthy Schools Alberta
September 2017:  Welcome Back!
Healthy Active Schools Symposia

Join us for the provincial tour supporting healthy school communities through student leadership! School teams will get the chance to connect and collaborate with other schools, mapping out a wellness plan, creating healthy strategies and contributing to a c ollaborative art installation used as a backdrop for school team photos. Want to learn more about HASS events? Check out our webpage that outlines the locations we will be working in, what you need, the competencies tied in with these events and much more. Welcome back for another brilliant school year of active collaboration and growth; we hope to see you at one of our events!
Resiliency Summit

"Although students are only 20% of our population, they are 100% of our future." - Ed Markey
In honouring youth voice, we recognize that students have a shared role in not only having a say in outcomes, but also in decision making, as well as having access to safe spaces that promote curiosity, trust and belonging.  Join us for this unique two-day event geared towards empowering school teams and providing learning opportunities for teachers and community leaders working with Indigenous youth to thoughtfully develop resilience.
Save the date for November 23rd & 24th, 2017!  Register here!
Shaping the Future 2018:
Pan-Canadian School Health Summit

We're calling you out!
Can you share knowledge and connect research, policy & practice?
Do you have brilliant research or a healthy school community success story you'd love to share?
Do you have a daring idea that would shake up the education world?
Are you searching for a national platform to showcase your health and wellness products, resources or services?
Get involved  and join us in Lake Louise to present a session, poster, daring idea powered by Petchakutcha, or become an exhibitor! Click each image to learn more and apply.

Prior to the conference, join in the national conversation surrounding Comprehensive School Health and student well-being!
The Pan-Canadian School Health Summit will call on leaders in education, health, active living, research and policy from across the country to gather and contribute to shared work, as well as build a network of support for healthy school communities. Click here to learn more!
Alberta Medical Association 
Youth Run Club
Another school year is upon us, giving you a perfect opportunity to boost and bolster physical activity for your students with this fun, free and flexible program! #JoinTheClub

We are excited to announce the launch of GO! Run: Closing the gender gap in girls' participation in sport and physical activity
This girls only run club is a free, fun and flexible program developed to increase girls' participation in physical activity. Creating 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 will have access to a free, downloadable handbook to help schools kickstart successful, which includes tips and tricks on engaging girls, new games and activities and other helpful resources. GO! Run clubs also receive t-shirts for coaches, finisher prizes, access to coaches workshops happening around the province throughout the school year, the opportunity for a local doctor to come out and speak to your club, and support in creating or attending a Fun Run with your GO! Run club. Join GO! Run today!
Healthy Schools Alberta Magazine: Fall 2017 Issue!

We are pleased to release the Fall Issue of Healthy Schools Alberta Magazine! Read stories from voices around the community and from our team, with articles surrounding healthy eating, school wellness, getting inspired, lesson plans and more much.
Click here to read!
International Walk to School Week

"Some walks rally for safer and improved streets, some to promote healthier habits and some to conserve the environment. Whatever the reason, International Walk to School events encourage a more walkable world - one community at a time."
Active transportation is a simple way to add physical activity to anyone's day. Let's try to make this week a catalyst for small changes in behaviour that move us towards healthier habits. Join SHAPE Alberta for iwalk October 2nd - 6th, 2017. Register your school, community or yourself and get to steppin'! 
JCSH Mental Health Toolkit
Now available: A newly-revised Positive Mental Health Toolkit in English & French! Available online, this free, user-friendly resource has 5 modules including staff wellness, elementary diversity and latest Canadian resources. Click here to access the toolkit.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Program
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Program encourages ALL youth between 14-25 to develop to their full potential by completing hours in Community Service, Skill Development, Physical Recreation, Outdoor Adventure and Leadership Cultivation.
For more info on how to bring the program to your school, check out their website or contact Robyn Webster -
Outdoor Classroom Day!
Join in the global movement to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play! On Thursday September 7th, thousands of schools around the world will take lessons outside and prioritize playtime.
Outdoor learning improves children's health, engages them with experiential and inquiry-baed learning and leads to a greater connection with nature, fostering a sense of stewardship. 
Learn more about outdoor classroom day and join in!
Grant Opportunities!
The Breakfast Club of Canada Grant focuses on initiatives such as establishing a new breakfast program or strengthening a new one, while providing schools with funds, kitchen equipment, training, tools and food donations. The club accepts applications year round and are open to new and existing programs!

Deadline: Oct 15
This grant supports projects that foster cooperation, innovation and research in your recreation and physical activity programming. This grant is offered by the Recreation and Physical Activity Division of Alberta Culture and Tourism.