Who We Are
Ever Active Schools is a registered national charity designed to create and support healthy school communities. We engage and support schools through a Comprehensive School Health framework, which addresses health and education goals to improve the social outcomes of children and youth in Alberta.
All students belong to healthy school communities that enable optimal health and learning.
To provide leadership that promotes and supports healthy, active school communities through a comprehensive school health (CSH) framework.
Return to Learn
To support teachers, administrators and jurisdictions in returning to school, we've put together a variety of resources that promote health and well-being for students and staff.
Schools and jurisdictions are facing decisions around what the return to learning looks like. Together with the Health and Physical Education Council we've put together a list of health and wellness recommendations, including practical strategies you can use in the classroom.
To help prepare school communities for classroom re-integration, check out our new Return to Learn bundle with resources to encourage physical distancing and social and emotional learning, and a professional learning opportunity to get everybody on the same page.
PE Lesson Plans
Lesson plans created for teachers, by teachers. Available for grades K-12.
A YouTube playlist of 60+ activities for daily physical activity (DPA) and overall health and well-being.
Latest blog posts
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…Read More
My mom’s birthday is September 3rd, and I remember how excited she would always get at this time of year. It was back to school, back to routine and schedules. As a child I never shared her optimism for summer’s end; but as the years go on I find myself with the same enjoyment of…Read More
Written by Tracey Coutts and Scott Bailey Looking for a versatile, cost-effective way to increase physical activity and improve literacy in your school community? Well, have we got a tale for you. Trail Tales was launched in Parkland School Division 70 as a means to promote physical activity and literacy, while enhancing the active travel…Read More
Written by Chelsea Cattroll, Ever Active Schools Once upon a time, in a not-so-distant past, Ever Active Schools and Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB) launched a project called Miyomahchihowin (“In Good Health” in Cree). This project aimed to support pathways to employment and post-secondary education for Indigenous youth. Fast forward a few years and new…Read More
Written by Chelsea Cattroll, Ever Active Schools, with support from Dr. Kevin wâsakâyâsiw Lewis, kâniyâsihk Culture Camps We turn to the land when we are stressed to re-connect to ourselves and become grounded. During a time that can be perceived as stressful and turbulent, I have seen that many people are starting to return to…Read More
For the past 14 years, ParticipACTION has released report cards that grade Canadians on their physical activity behaviours. The report cards bring together data from a variety of sources to give evidence-based grades on a number of different indicators. Dr. John Spence is a Professor and Vice Dean at the University of Alberta within the…Read More
Written by Dana Fulwiler, Provincial Project Coordinator, Ever Active Schools “Building Resilience in Four Questions” is part 3 of 4 in a series on Teacher and Staff Well-being. “Like tiny seeds with potent power to push through tough ground and become mighty trees, we hold innate reserves of unimaginable strength. We are resilient.” ― Catherine…Read More
“The Importance of Connecting to Nature”, written by Tracey Gilmour for Ever Active Schools. Originally published in Healthy Schools Alberta Magazine Winter 2018 edition. This article has been modified from its original format. “IMAGINE A WORLD… in which all children grow up with a deep understanding of the world around them. Where [health concerns] are…Read More
Written by Dana Fulwiler, MEd, MAPP, Ever Active Schools “When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.” – Margaret J. Wheatley This quote seems particularly relevant right now as we practice physical distancing to keep…Read More
Written by Dana Fulwiler, Ever Active Schools DEAR TEACHERS: WE SEE YOU. WE SUPPORT YOU. WE THANK YOU. The world today looks very different than it did just a few short months ago. Our homes have transformed into workplaces, schools, and places of rest and healing. While we may all be riding out the same…Read More
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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