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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.

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Physical education lesson plans created for teachers, by teachers. Available for grades K-12.

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

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FOUR REASONS TO TRY PODCASTS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

January 18, 2021

Podcasts are a rich source of information, stories and entertainment, with a surprisingly wide range of topics: the history of the elevator, the secret world of moss, Dolly Parton, and much, much more. Many of us listen to podcasts while we cook, travel, or move our bodies – but have you ever considered using podcasts…

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WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH SHAPING THE FUTURE 2021?

January 4, 2021

It’s officially 2021, which can only mean one thing: it’s almost time for Shaping the Future! In the best interest of public health, the conference will be held entirely online this year. This is as new for us as it is for you, so bear with us! We’re doing everything we can to make Shaping…

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RECHARGING OVER WINTER BREAK

December 21, 2020

This winter break is something we’ve all been waiting for. It’s a long overdue chance for a few days off of some major stressors in a time where just existing is stressful for everyone. The EAS team has a few ideas for you on how we like to unwind and reconnect with our best selves.…

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COZY MUG MEALS

December 7, 2020

Submitted by Laurina Eskow, MPH, RD Community Nutrition Advisor, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Indigenous Services Canada Looking for simple, comforting meals this winter? Look no further than your favourite mug to host some quick meals. These recipes are perfect for beginner cooks and those who know their way around the kitchen. The ingredients…

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TOP TEN TEACHER GIFTS

November 23, 2020

Teachers. They’re hard-working, selfless, dedicated, and a million other words for “awesome”. While this year has been hard on everyone in different ways, education professionals have pivoted with grace for the sake of our students’ health and well-being. Perhaps it’s time we turn the tables and send a little love and thank you back –…

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CELEBRATIONS MATTER: HALLOWEEN 2020

October 26, 2020

Written by Tracey Coutts, Ever Active Schools THIS TIME LAST YEAR, WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED THE DIFFICULTY OF THE DECISIONS TO COME AROUD HALLOWEEN 2020? A Halloween night, with a full moon, falling on a Saturday for the first time in five years, should be a spooky season lover’s dream. And yet, here we are,…

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LEARNING TO EMBRACE THE COLD WEATHER

November 9, 2020

Written by Chesa Peter and Kayli McClelland If you’ve lived in Alberta between October and May (okay, really, any time of year), you know that our winters here can be harsh! The cold weather isn’t going anywhere and neither are we, so it’s time to learn to get along. The Cold Weather Recess Planning Guide…

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CULTIVATING STUDENTS AS CHANGE AGENTS

October 13, 2020

Written by Katelynn Theal, Ever Active Schools Through research led by Dr. Kate Storey and her team with the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, it has been demonstrated that there are necessary conditions that need to be in place within a school setting for the Comprehensive School Health (CSH) to be…

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RUN, WALK AND ROLL WITH THE AMA YOUTH RUN CLUB

September 28, 2020

“It got me running too and connected to the kids on a different level.” – A 2019/2020 Run Club coach The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Youth Run Club has been supporting Alberta students with free, fun and flexible programming for 7 years, and while clubs may look a little different this year, all the great…

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DON’T WALK IN THE HALLWAY: ENERGIZER ACTIVITIES

September 14, 2020

Originally published in Healthy Schools Alberta Magazine Fall 2016 Edition Recognizing the importance of promoting healthy learning environments, floor decals offer a way to modify school spaces, helping to activate your students and enliven your lessons. Activities that range in intensity have demonstrated the ability to increase a student’s readiness to learn. The Don’t Walk…

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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.