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Current Campaign

Ever Active Schools is raising money to expand the Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (IYMP) into four additional Alberta communities. Through this platform, the Government of Alberta will match a portion of donations up to $1,000 per individual donor.

IYMP is an after-school healthy living program delivered by Indigenous high school students to elementary-aged children in their community. The mentors develop a plan for each session to include active games, a healthy snack and a cultural component.

Donate today, or learn more about IYMP!

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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Canadian Healthy Schools Alliance

System level leadership for real change.

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Ever Active Communities

Local focuses for stronger impact.

Learn To Skate

Learn to Skate

Access to physical activity for all students.

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School Sport for All

If school is for all, school sport is for all.

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Resettlement through Recreation

System level leadership for real change.

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Resilient Schools

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.

Upcoming Event

Shaping the Future 2023

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.

Learn more and apply to present at Shaping the Future 2023 with the link below.

Latest Blog Posts

HOW TO HOST A TOURNAMENT

December 5, 2022

Written by Nathan White and Melissa Tierney, Ever Active Schools In our Everybody Plays project work, funded by Jumpstart, Ever Active Schools has been working with schools and communities to host leagues of play, which includes tournaments! This handy guide is intended to help you plan and host a tournament. It is important to note…

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HOW DO I TEACH CANADA’S FOOD GUIDE?

November 14, 2022

Submitted by the team of Registered Dietitians at Teach Nutrition How to teach Canada’s Food Guide (CFG) is a question that our team of Registered Dietitians at Teach Nutrition hears… A LOT. CFG is part of the curriculum for all grade levels, so it requires different approaches for different ages and stages. Determining how, why,…

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HOSTING A HISTORIC ATHLETIC EVENT

November 7, 2022

In October 2022, Ever Active Schools had the opportunity to co-host the Alberta School Athletics Association (ASAA) Cross Country Running Provincial Championships with maskêkosihk, or Enoch Cree Nation. This was only the second time in ASAA history that a First Nation community was selected to host.  “It was so special because the Cultural Grounds [where…

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STRESSED OUT? TAKE A BREAK, NATURALLY

September 15, 2022

Written by Susanne Heaton, Motivated by Nature Stress is a part of our everyday lives. Some stress is good: eustress is what we experience when we are excited or anticipating a good outcome. The other two types of stress are acute and chronic. Acute stress is a short-lived stressor. Once the danger has passed, the…

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AN EVER-SO ACTIVE SUMMER

September 9, 2022

Written by Katelyn Seiferman and Ruva Sharara In the summer of 2022, Ever Active Schools (EAS) was fortunate enough to hire two summer students through the Canada Summer Jobs program – Katelyn Seiferman joined us in Edmonton and Ruva Sharara in Calgary. We asked them to share their experiences working with EAS and how it…

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HOW TO HOST A YOUTH FUN RUN OR WALK EVENT

September 1, 2022

Written by Hayley Degaust, Ever Active Schools The AMA Youth Run Club is a free, fun and flexible opportunity for schools and students to get active! Run, walk or roll your way to a healthier school community at any grade level. Hosting a fun run or walk event is a great way to either kick…

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THE ALBERTA TEACHERS’ GUIDE TO BACK TO SCHOOL 2022/2023

August 29, 2022

Keep calm and school on! Back-to-school is a busy time of year for parents, students and educators alike. While parents and students are out shopping for school supplies and the latest styles, educators are busy creating lesson plans and a healthy learning environment. Since 2001, Ever Active Schools has been supporting educators to feel confident…

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EMPOWERED, INSPIRED AND CELEBRATED: STILL I RISE

June 13, 2022

The idea for ‘Still I Rise’ initially came to be in December 2020, when an insightful EAS team member working primarily in the Treaty 8 region recognized the need for Indigenous youth to receive messages of hope, perseverance and resilience in a time of uncertainty. From there the concept of a free virtual student event…

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READY TO RUN… OR FUNDRAISE!

May 31, 2022

Ever Active Schools hosted the comfiest gala of the year in May! Guests wore their best attire and their favourite running shoes to make the inaugural Running Shoe Gala a hit… and perhaps a new fashion trend? The Running Shoe Gala is a fundraising event in support of Ever Active Schools and healthy futures for…

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SHAPING THE FUTURE IN THE NEXT NORMAL

April 26, 2022

Written by Kayli McClelland, Creative Media Specialist, Ever Active Schools Well that was a ride! After months of planning, a postponement and a venue change, we are proud to say that Shaping the Future 2022 was a roaring success! “It feels so good to be back together in this learning and celebratory environment! Thank you…

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