Well-A-Thon

The Well-A-Thon is a wellness-focused fundraiser that helps schools raise funds to bring in programs, services and supplies that support a healthy learning environment. Students directly benefit from the dollars raised in their schools and are encouraged to be involved in leading changes toward school-wide well-being.

What is a Well-A-Thon?

Coming Spring 2022, the Well-A-Thon is being piloted in Southeastern Alberta schools for K-12.

The Well-A-Thon is a wellness-focused fundraiser that helps schools raise funds to bring in programs, services and supplies that support a healthy learning environment.

Schools will choose a wellness focused activity to engage in, and be pledged for by their community, on their Well-A-Thon day. See below for some Well-A-Thon inspired activities!

For our pilot year (2021/2022 school year) we are supporting school districts in Southeast Alberta. Sign up for our e-newsletter to be the first to know about details for the 2022/2023 school year!

What does Wellness Look Like?

Wellness is multi-dimensional, and it’s common for information sources to name anywhere from 6-9 dimensions!  Many activities can support several dimensions of wellness at once.

Wellness can be conceptualized at the level of the individual or the level of the community. As you choose an activity, or activities, to be pledged for on our Well-A-Thon day consider activities that can bolster individual, classroom or whole school well-being.

Learn more about supporting the dimensions of wellness within your school community with our free downloadable Wellness Wheel.

Below, we’ve included some examples of different activities that you could be pledge for on your Well-A-Ton day and linked them to dimensions of wellness.

Physical

  • Walk or Wheel 5km
  • Bike Rodeo
  • Skip-A-Thon
  • Nature Play All Day

Mental and Emotional

  • 50 Acts of Kindness
  • Volunteer-A-Thon
  • Meditate-A-Thon

Social

  • Community Clean Up
  • Community Garden
  • Thank-A-Thon

Intellectual

  • Family Game Night
  • Read-A-Thon
  • Arts and Crafts-A-Thon

Spiritual and Cultural

  • International Cook Night
  • International Games Night
  • Drummers & Round Dance

So, what do you actually get out of your big fundraising event?

All participating schools will receive:

  • A school-wide kick off rally with a wellness educational component,
  • Resources to support their school wellness priorities,
  • Funding for student-led wellness action plans, and
  • Support for your Well-A-Thon Day!

Fundraising Ladder

  • Resources to support your wellness priorities
  • Funding for student-led wellness action plans
  • 30-minute virtual student leadership in-service

  • Resources to support your wellness priorities ($170 value)
  • Funding for student-led wellness action plans ($250)
  • Mentorship to implement your school wellness goals and/or workshops for students and staff (2 x 90 minute sessions OR half day consultation)

  • Resources to support your wellness priorities ($200 value)
  • Funding for student-led wellness action plans ($300)
  • Mentorship to implement your school wellness goals and/or workshops for students and staff (3 x 90 minute sessions OR full day consultation)

  • Resources to support your wellness priorities ($300 value)
  • Funding for student-led wellness action plans ($450)
  • Mentorship to implement your school wellness goals and/or workshops for students and staff (3 x 90 minute sessions OR half day consultation) PLUS 50% discount on one Shaping the Future registration

  • Resources to support your wellness priorities ($400 value)
  • Funding for student-led wellness action plans ($600)
  • Mentorship to implement your school wellness goals and/or workshops for students and staff (3 x 90 minute sessions OR half day consultation) PLUS complimentary Shaping the Future main- and pre-conference registration and three nights standard accommodations

  • Resources to support your wellness priorities ($1,000 value)
  • Funding for student-led wellness action plans ($1,500)
  • Mentorship to implement your school wellness goals and/or workshops for students and staff (3 x 90 minute sessions OR half day consultation) PLUS complimentary Shaping the Future main- and pre-conference registrations and three nights standard accommodations
  • BONUS: School keeps 50% of funds raised over $5,000; the other 50% will be donated to schools in need to support wellness projects

How It Works

Register Your School

Fill in the registration form below. An EAS representative will contact you to confirm your registration. We'll set you up on CanadaHelps so you can start collecting pledges. You'll also receive an onboarding checklist and promotional kit, including a newsletter blurb, social media kit, posters and pledge sheets.

Choose Your Activity & Set Goals

Pick a wellness-focused activity that students will participate in on your Well-A-Thon day, set your fundraising goal, and collect pledges. The activity can be chosen as a school or by classroom, any and all dimensions of wellness are encouraged.

Set Dates

Set your Well-A-Thon event date in Spring 2022 and your kick-off presentation date 2-3 weeks prior to your event. Promote your event to students, parents and the school community!

Run your Well-A-Thon!

An EAS rep will attend your event (if possible) and collect pledges. After that, reap the rewards of your fundraising efforts!

Register for the Well-A-Thon

Fill in the form below to register for the Well-A-Thon. A Health and Wellness Consultant will reach out to you to confirm your registration and help you get started on planning!