January 17-29, 2021

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.

Page last updated December 1, 2020.

Update - December 1, 2020

Our delegate safety is our top priority and in light of recent increased restrictions we have made the difficult decision to cancel all Shaping the Future in-person sessions this year. This will include the in-person Lake Louise Full Day Workshop and all outdoor in-person workshops.

The virtual conference will still go ahead! Stay tuned for session announcements coming soon.

All delegates who were registered for in-person sessions will be contacted in the coming days to be refunded.

What to Expect


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January 17 - 29 | $95 + GST

Virtual Conference: What to Expect

  • The virtual conference will launch January 17 with pre-recorded sessions to watch at your leisure! With our online event platform, engage with questions and answers with session presenters.
  • From January 27 - 29, interactive virtual workshops will take place at scheduled times. These sessions will be engaging, participatory and FUN! Participants are encouraged to turn on mics and cameras, and be prepared to get up and move.
  • On January 29, our keynote presenter Shelley Moore will close out the conference and leave you feeling ready to take on Monday morning.
  • Throughout the duration of the conference you'll have access to the online STF community!  Chat with other delegates, join virtual meetups and more, all on our social platform.

Conference Schedule

Pre-recorded content will be released. Stay tuned for a list of sessions!

  • 2:00pm-3:50pm Interactive Workshops
  • 3:50pm- 4:10pm Break
  • 4:10pm-6:00pm Interactive Workshops
  • 2:00pm-3:50pm Interactive Workshops
  • 3:50pm- 4:10pm Break
  • 4:10pm-6:00pm Interactive Workshops
  • 12:45pm-3:15pm Student and Staff Well-being Workshop
  • 3:15pm-3:45pm Break
  • 3:45pm-5:15pm Keynote Shelley Moore and Conference Closing

Get Involved

Become an Exhibitor

With access to more than 400 delegates in the education, health, active living, and active recreation sectors, Shaping the Future is an excellent platform to share your organization and work.

Partner with Shaping the Future

A partnership with Ever Active Schools lends weight to your activities in the areas of mental health, physical literacy, physical activity, healthy eating and overall growth and development.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions that aren't answered here? Get in touch with us.

Ever Active Schools will be following all Alberta Government COVID-19 guidelines and regulations when hosting all aspects of Shaping the Future 2021. If any changes need to be made due to updated guidelines or restrictions, registered delegates will be made aware via email and the website will be updated as soon as possible. If you have questions or concerns leading up to the event please contact us.

All cancellations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. After January 18, 2021 no refunds will be issued. Contact us for assistance in cancelling or modifying your registration.

In-person workshops have been cancelled in order to adhere to public health guidelines and ensure delegate safety. All delegates who were registered for one or more in-person workshops will be contacted to receive a refund.

We do! Groups of 5 or more from the same school or organization will receive 10% off and groups of 10 or more receive 15% off. Contact us for discounted group rates.

Lucky for you, there are still options:


February 1, 2020 |

WE SAY IT EVERY YEAR, BUT THIS MAY VERY WELL HAVE BEEN THE BEST SHAPING THE FUTURE YET.  All-day Wednesday and on Thursday morning, the most eager delegates attended pre-conference sessions. Some became certified Field Leaders with the Outdoor Council of Canada. Some learned inclusive teaching practices. Some contributed to re-defining recess to suit modern…