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Our work

Learn more about our work from our 2022/23 Annual Report

In the Community

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Check out some of our project work taking place in communities across Alberta and beyond.

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Active School Travel

Portfolio of walking and wheeling projects.

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Alberta Active After School

Help kids move more.

AMA YRC

AMA Youth Run Club

Free, fun and flexible!

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Ever Active Communities

Local focuses for stronger impact.

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Everybody Plays

Part of a school = part of a team. 

Learn To Skate

Learn to Skate

Access to physical activity for all students.

A group of students wearing Jumpstart t-shirts pose for a photo holding up their pointer fingers at the 2019 Jumpstart Games in Calgary. This photo was taken pre-pandemic.

Resettlement through Recreation

System level leadership for real change.

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Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program

Portfolio of projects focusing on the health and wellness of Indigenous students.

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Teachers of Tomorrow

Better wellness through future teachers.

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Youth Wellness Leader Certification

Equipping tomorrow's leaders with the necessary tools.

Resource of the Month

February's resource of the month is the Alberta Curriculum Quick Guide! Get it for 15% off, this month only. Discount automatically applied.

The Alberta Curriculum Quick Guide is our newest resource to support the implementation of the Alberta Physical Education and Wellness K-6 curriculum. It is intended to reinforce the content presented in our (and others’) foundational Phys Ed and Wellness professional learning offerings and to provide a starting point for how to implement the new curriculum. It is a bridge between foundational learning and long/short-range planning/implementation.

 

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Alberta Curriculum Quick Guide

C$30 SALE! $25.50

Upcoming Events

SHAPING THE FUTURE 2025

Shaping the Future is an annual conference that brings together educators, health and wellness professionals and researchers to explore aspects of comprehensive school health through a variety of interactive learning formats.

WINTER CYCLING CONGRESS

Join us in February 2024 for an unforgettable multi-day event filled with informative sessions, bicycle excursions, and a community of passionate winter cyclists. Discover new possibilities while exploring the cycling-friendly city of Edmonton. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with fellow enthusiasts and learn from experts in the field.

*Note: the link below will take you away from the Ever Active Schools website

Latest Blog Posts

SHAPING THE FUTURE 2024 RECAP

February 1, 2024

Different Location, Same Shaping the Future! 15 years of Shaping the Future. 15 years of memories, connection and learning all in the name of creating healthy communities and schools. This year, the annual Shaping the Future conference sponsored by Teach Nutrition and Belair Direct may have been held in a different location, but the atmosphere…

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WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN AN ACTIVE SCHOOL TRAVEL CHAMPION FACES CHALLENGES? REALLY GREAT SOLUTIONS.

January 8, 2024

Writers:  Trevor Henderson, Black Gold School Division Wellness Lead, with support from Tracey Coutts and Shauna Miller-Shaker   Ever Active School supports many Active School Travel (AST) projects across the province which boast some pretty amazing outcomes, one of which continues to shine in Leduc, Alberta. In 2020/2021, Black Gold School Division Wellness Lead, Trevor…

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GET TO KNOW EVER ACTIVE SCHOOLS

November 9, 2023

Written by Kerri Murray, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Ever Active Schools Sometimes it is difficult to describe what we do. When asked by someone new, the conversation usually goes something like this: “So, what do you do?” “I work for a charity that does school-based health promotion.” “Are you a teacher?” “No.” “Are you…

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YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

November 8, 2023

In 2023, Ever Active Schools launched its Youth Advisory Council (YAC): a group of enthusiastic youth in Alberta and Saskatchewan who provide feedback and personal opinions, engage in discussions around the work of Ever Active Schools, represent the organization at events, and co-develop projects with the staff. Members of the YAC are between the ages…

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HEALTHY SCHOOLS CERTIFICATION: MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL

October 23, 2023

Healthy Schools Certification: How You Can Make a Difference in Your School Are you looking for a school-based program that everyone can feel good about? What if you could find one that promotes student leadership, enhances student and staff well-being and builds on what’s already happening in your school? How about if the program coincided…

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WINTER CYCLING IN ALBERTA

October 10, 2023

Winter cycling may seem exotic and strange, but if you’ve ever biked in the warmer weather, or cross-country skied, snowshoed, or even walked outside in the winter, you’re 89.6% prepared to ride your bike in winter! How so, you might ask? Well:  You already own the clothing. You know how to dress in layers so you…

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PHYS ED AND WELLNESS LESSON PLANS

September 25, 2023

Ahh, lesson planning: an all-important yet thankless task for teachers. You spend hours pouring over activities, making sure they connect to the curriculum and your targeted outcomes, and you hope your whole class will be invested and enjoy them. Wouldn’t it be nice if, once in a while, you could take all the time and…

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BUILDING THE LEDUC ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CHARTER

September 15, 2023

The municipality of Leduc, Alta., has laid much groundwork to make it an active living superstar. From its 85 km+ of multi-use pathways, to Telford Lake, to its Parks, Open Spaces, and Trails Master Plan – when it comes to active living, Leduc has some good bones.  It is clear that Leduc prioritizes wellness, but…

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A NIGHT OF GIVING

June 8, 2023

The air was filled with excitement and anticipation as the doors to the 2023 Running Shoe Gala opened. It was a night of giving back, a night filled with laughter, games, and a healthy dose of altruism. Hosted for the first time in Calgary, Ever Active Schools welcomed over 100 guests to celebrate and contribute to…

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GRANTING PERMISSION TO TRY WITH CYCLING

May 3, 2023

Written by Tracey Coutts, Ever Active Schools Watching young cyclists discover the freedom and thrill that comes with learning how to confidently navigate new neighbourhood and community routes is the equivalent of reading about C. S. Lewis’ Lucy moving deeper into the wardrobe, brushing past fur coats that transform to fir tree branches, on her…

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