Shaping the Future 2022

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.

In 2022, we're coming back IN-PERSON while maintaining some of the virtual options you loved to give you the best possible experience and the most access we've ever been able to provide.

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Page last updated January 7, 2022

Postponed until Spring 2022

We want to thank all of our presenters, guests and delegates for your patience and understanding as we navigate through the ever changing COVID-19 pandemic. We have made the decision to postpone the conference until Spring 2022. This was not an easy decision but we feel it is the right decision to make for this time, considering the health and safety of our presenters, guests, delegates and staff, as well as acknowledging the other challenges our sector is experiencing at this time.

Both the in-person and virtual conference components are being postponed.

Please note that we do not yet have an updated date for the spring conference, but we will update this page as soon as we have confirmed the details.

Registered delegates will receive further communication around next steps. If you have not received an email by Friday, January 14, please contact us.

COVID Protocols

By order of the Government of Alberta we will be implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program at Shaping the Future. All delegates, presenters and staff, aged 12 and over, must provide valid:

  • proof of vaccination; or
  • proof of a privately-paid negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service; or
  • documentation of a medical exemption
Please note that, as per Government of Alberta requirements, masking is mandatory throughout the conference. 


If you know you're ready for a three-day getaway in the mountains with incredible educators, health and wellness professionals, researchers and community partners, we're excited to welcome you!

Don't think you can attend? We've got you covered with virtual options! That's right: 2022 is going to be a hybrid conference, so that you can pick the option that suits you best. All virtual access is also included with your in-person ticket!

Proof of double-vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will be required for all delegates and organizing staff

Click the button below to register. Note: you will be redirected to Eventbrite, our online ticketing platform.

Main Conference


  • Access to the main in-person conference in Lake Louise
  • Includes access to all virtual, pre-recorded content
  • Group pricing available for groups of 5+

Virtual Content Only


  • Access to 15 pre-recorded sessions for three weeks
  • Access to virtual community to engage with presenters and other delegates
  • School group pricing available for up to 15 staff

Full Day Pre-Conference


  • Full day pre-conference
  • Lunch is included
  • Join this pre-conference to discover participatory, stimulating and nature-based learning activities.

Half Day Pre-Conference


  • Half day pre-conference
  • Lunch is included
  • Sessions include Equity, Diversion & Inclusion; Cross-country Skiing; and Snowshoeing.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Pamela Toulouse
Anna Katherine

View the Full Agenda

Check out the entire lineup of great sessions and speakers planned for Shaping the Future 2022!

Link leads to external webpage generated by Whova, our conference app.

Pre-conference Session

Making D.R.E.A.M.S. A Reality: Developing Relationships in Experiential Learning

Date to be confirmed

Presented by Court Rustemeyer (GEOEC, Calgary Board of Education)

In this full-day session, participants will discover participatory, stimulating and nature-based learning activities, including; team building, craft making, connections to the land, technology, risk assessment, and finding joy through adventure, play, storytelling, music and so much more. So step into the outdoors with us for some hands-on fun while connecting with fellow educators and program providers on overcoming roadblocks to incorporating outdoor learning into your program and instructional design.

Podclass: Extra Credit

This year, we have a keynote presentation and an entire concurrent block with content relating back to episodes of our educational podcast, the Podclass.

Listen to the episodes for the sessions you plan to attend ahead of time on your favourite streaming platform, or use the link below to listen to all of the episodes being featured.

Growing Good Ideas Grant

The Growing Good Ideas grant awards funding to help registered delegates of Shaping the Future launch and grow good ideas that support healthy school communities.

It is meant to extend the learning, enthusiasm, and networks built at the conference into meaningful action as attendees return home to continue their work.

More details coming soon!


The conference is held at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Room reservations are limited, so be sure to book as soon as possible to guarantee your stay. 

Delegates get a discounted rate, with rooms starting at $215.00 per night +taxes and fees. Click here to book; or, call the Fairmont at 1-800-230-8988 and quote "Shaping the Future 2022" to receive the conference rate.

Travel Details

Driving Directions: Please review the hotel’s driving directions site prior to departing for the conference.

Airport Shuttle: The closest airport to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is Calgary International Airport (YYC). Daily shuttle service may be available from the Calgary International Airport to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Please contact the Fairmont Concierge team for schedules and prices.

Park Pass: Please note that the conference takes place within Banff National Park and Park Passes are required. Park passes can be purchased online here or at the Park Gates on the way into Banff. 

Parking: Self Parking is available at a reduced conference rate of $15 per vehicle per night. Valet Parking is available for $45/day.

Transportation within Lake Louise: 


Accessibility Considerations at Shaping the Future 2022

Ever Active Schools recognizes and values diverse abilities, identities, cultures and ways of knowing. We practice a strengths-based approach, humbly acknowledging that we do not know all the answers, and continually learning how to better work alongside, support and inspire people from diverse communities. Ever Active Schools is committed to equitable access for all Shaping the Future 2022 delegates at the Chateau Lake Louise.

Please note any accommodation considerations when booking your room with the Chateau Lake Louise. The hotel offers rooms to accommodate persons who experience physical disability.

Support animals are welcome at the Chateau Lake Louise and at Shaping the Future 2022. There is no additional room charge for support animals; be sure to let the Chateau Lake Louise know about your animal upon booking your accommodations. Ever Active Schools will waive the conference registration fee for support personnel attending the conference; please call our office to make arrangements (780-454 4745).

Meeting and dining rooms will be set up to accommodate persons who experience physical disability. The Chateau Lake Louise also offers support in assisting conference delegates to make their way around the hotel. Should you need directions or to be escorted from one part of the hotel to another, please do not hesitate to call the front desk and hotel staff will make arrangements.

Shaping the Future 2022 has designated one bathroom at the Chateau Lake Louise, which will serve as a gender neutral bathroom for the full duration of the conference.

The Chateau Lake Louise will make accommodations for food allergy and dietary restrictions. If you did not indicate your food requirements with your conference registration please be sure to call the Ever Active Schools office (780-454 4745).

There will be a traditional opening and closing prayer and smudge at Shaping the Future 2022. If conference delegates should wish to smudge over the duration of the conference, outside of the opening and closing prayer, please connect with hotel staff to organize a designated space.

Apply to be an Exhibitor

Apply to be either an in-person or virtual Exhibitor at Shaping the Future 2022! Being an exhibitor allows organizations to demonstrate their commitment to children and youth on a provincial stage with a nationally recognized conference leading in school health. With 400 delegates in the education, health, active living and active recreation settings, it is a great platform to share your organization and work.


If you're looking to contribute to advancing health and wellness in Alberta schools, you can donate directly to Shaping the Future. Donations will be used to bring student leaders to the conference by supporting their registration fees, travel and accommodations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

By order of the Government of Alberta we will be implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program at Shaping the Future. All delegates, presenters and staff aged 12 and over must provide valid:

  • proof of vaccination; or
  • proof of a privately-paid negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service; or
  • documentation of a medical exemption
Please note that, as per Government of Alberta requirements, masking is mandatory throughout the conference. 
Main conference registration includes: 
  • Friday morning breakfast
  • Friday Lunch 
  • Friday night banquet (unless you opt out) 
  • Saturday morning breakfast 
  • Saturday lunch 
  • Coffee breaks throughout. 

Thursday night, dinner is up to you! This meal is a great chance to check out one of the great hotel restaurants (proof of COVID vaccine is required, per Fairmont policies.)

The only rooms available at our conference rate are listed on the booking link here. There are, however, other hotels in Lake Louise and area, and you are welcome to check those out.

Program details will be shared as soon as they become available. Be sure to check the Shaping the Future website frequently for the most up to date information, and sign up for our e-newsletter to be notified of the latest details.

Yes – please reach out to to change the name on your registration. Name changes will be accepted until 2 weeks prior to the event.

Promotional codes are entered after you select ‘Tickets’ on the Eventbrite registration page. As soon as you click ‘Tickets’ there will be an option at the top of the window (in blue) to enter your promotional code.

Your confirmation email and receipt is sent to the email address you provided in the registration form as soon as you complete the registration. Be sure to check your junk mail as it may have ended up there!

Check out this video tutorial from Shaping the Future 2020, or refer to Whova's documentation here.

Ever Active Schools does not currently offer financial support outside of funded project work. We will update this list with funding opportunities that may be available through outside organizations and/or conference partners.

  • The ATA Educational Trust offers bursaries and grants to Alberta teachers and educational researchers. Learn more

One of the perks of being in Lake Louise is that there are plenty of activities! Check out the Fairmont's Winter Activity Guide for some ideas.

As a conference delegate, you'll also get 20% off equipment rentals at the hotel rental shop to make your adventure options even easier to access.

Event Partners

Past Shaping the Future Programs