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One-time professional development sessions on a variety of pre-determined topics, or customizable to suit your school's unique needs.

EAS In Residence

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Providing your school with direct access to a Health and Wellness Consultant to help you achieve your unique goals.

PE Lesson Plans

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Physical education lesson plans created by teachers, for teachers, in a convenient recipe card format. Available for grades K-12.

The Podclass

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A podcast designed to help you power up your practice with discussions around health & wellness in school.

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!

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

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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THINK OUTSIDE THE (CLASSROOM) BOX

April 4, 2022

Written by Tracey Coutts, Ever Active Schools Welcome sweet Spring, “when the world is mudluscious…(and) puddle-wonderful” (In Just-, E.E.  Cummings) and beckons us outdoors to partake in its miracles. Yes, teachers, we know that many of you have been slipping on those rubber boots and taking your classes outdoors to Explore Your 2.4s and your…

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PLANT-BASED PROTEINS AND REDUCING FOOD WASTE

March 1, 2022

PLANT-BASED PROTEINS AND REDUCING FOOD WASTE: TWO INGREDIENTS FOR A HEALTHIER TOMORROW Written by Dietetic Interns Amie Lipsey and Kayla Evans. Amie and Kayla are completing their Dietetic Internship program through the University of Alberta and working with public health Dietitians at Alberta Health Services.   March 2022 is Nutrition Month, hosted by Dietitians of…

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LAND-BASED LEARNING: CONSIDERING THE FUNDAMENTALS

January 10, 2022

Written by Andrea Barnes. Originally published in GEOEC Connections Journal, October 2021. As an Environmental Educator with Alberta Parks and a classroom teacher, one of the silver linings of this past 1.5 years has to be the dramatic uptake and motivation for teaching outdoors. As we move into another year, hopefully, this energy and passion…

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Did You Know EAS has a YouTube Channel?

We regularly feature physical activity ideas (like the one below), project summaries, professional learning and great content from our community partners!

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    Awards

    Ministers Seniors Service
    Government of Alberta

    2020 Minister's Seniors Service Award

    The Minister’s Seniors Service Awards recognize individuals and organizations who support seniors in Alberta, lead the way for improved services for seniors, and contribute to strong Alberta communities.

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    Government of Alberta

    2020 Inspiration Award: Innovation

    The Inspiration Awards allows the government to honour outstanding Albertans who are making a difference in their communities. Their efforts build awareness, contribute to violence prevention and advance healthy relationships for all Albertans.

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    2020 Class Acts Runner Up

    The Class Act award program encourages schools to spread kindness around the world.  Congratulations to Bowmanville High School on their first place win!

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    Calgary Board of Education

    Nov. 2019 Lighthouse Award

    The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) Lighthouse Awards recognize organizations that have partnered with the CBE for contributions to its students, schools and programs.

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    Alberta School Boards Association

    2018 Friends of Education Award

    The award recognizes organizations in the community who have made a special contribution to education. EAS was nominated by Northland School Division.

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    Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charity

    2017 Community Partner of the Year

    The Community Partner Award recognizes extraordinary contributions from Jumpstart’s Community Partners - individuals who promoted the partnership within the community, disbursed budget dollars and worked collaboratively with the Canadian Tire Family of Companies.