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Healthy Active Schools Symposia (HASS)


Join the Provincial Tour beginning each Fall Supporting Healthy School Communities through Student Leadership

Ever Active Schools is working with provincial and local partners to review the plan for HASS events in the coming years. For this reason, the number of and locations of the events will look slightly different this year. Please continue to check back on the tab below for details on events near you as they are confirmed.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to try and improve this event, and best meet the needs of local committees and school groups. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Katelynn at 780.454.4745 or by email at


The Healthy Active School Symposia (HASS) are events designed to provide Alberta school communities with the knowledge, skills and resources to enhance student wellness.
HASS events are a catalyst for sustained change within the participating school communities. They focus on inspiring student leadership by developing the competencies needed to become engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit, through a Comprehensive School Health approach. HASS empowers students to be active agents of change in building a school community that enhances their learning and fosters their personal growth and well-being.
Every school in Alberta is invited to attend the HASS location nearest to them!
Each school is welcome to bring a team. Team numbers and capacity may change depending on location; please be mindful of capacity as you are registering.


The Healthy Active School Symposium (HASS) have taken place around the province for 11 years. Over the last 11 years these events, and the committees who plan and support them, have evolved tremendously.

During the 2018/2019 school year, Ever Active Schools, along with our provincial partners in school health, are working to evaluate HASS to assure it continues to meet the needs of local school communities and local partners who support the events. While this evaluation is happening, some locations have chosen to pause hosting a HASS event for this school year.

Locations that have confirmed they will be hosting an event this year are listed below. Locations who have chosen to pause this year include: Mighty Peace, High Level, Grande Prairie, and Edmonton. If the location closest to you is not listed, please continue to check back as some locations are still making some final decisions.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we aim to continue to improve and better support the diverse school communities in the years to come.

If you have any questions or would like to send any feedback about how you value HASS to Ever Active Schools please contact Katelynn Theal at katelynn@everactive.orgThank you from the Ever Active Schools team and our many provincial and local partners. 


Date: September 25, 2019

Location: Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, 401 1 Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB

Grades: 4-6

I'm registered: What now?

Things to bring:

  • Bag Lunch: please pack a healthy lunch and snacks for the day (note a morning snack will be provided) And a water bottle with your name on it.
  • Assessment Tool: If your school has started or completed an assessment last spring or this fall bring it to refer to during the planning session
  • Action Plan: If your school has an action plan, please bring it to work on during the planning session
  • PIPA Form: Completed hard copy EAS PIPA (Personal Information Protection Act) form for each participant (all student and adult participants, including teachers)

    *The following form must be read, completed and returned to Ever Active Schools at the morning registration of the HASS event:

If you require substitute teacher coverage or travel support, please use the tabs to the right.

Invoices and Travel Claim forms can be sent to

Sub Coverage

By registering a team to attend HASS, your school is eligible to invoice Ever Active Schools for the cost of one substitute teacher. Many schools and school jurisdictions have different processes for this. Please check with your school administration or central offices to confirm the process.

The invoice should indicate:

  • The HASS event attended
  • Date attended
  • Name of the teacher for whom the substitute was used
  • Who the invoice is payable to

Invoice must be received within 3 months of the HASS date to be paid.

Travel Support

Support can be claimed for the following distances:

  • 50-74km round trip - $25.00 reimbursement
  • 75-99km round trip - $35.00 reimbursement
  • 100-149km round trip - $75.00 reimbursement
  • 150+km round trip - $100 reimbursement

Download travel support forms here.

Please complete the form and return it to Ever Active Schools. The maximum amount covered is 150+ km round trip.

Claim forms must be received within 3 months of the HASS date to be paid.

HASS Planning Support

Healthy Active School Symposia (HASS) events utilize a Comprehensive School Health approach to support healthy school communities through student leadership. Get a head start on HASS and complete the Healthy School Planner to assess your school health environment. The assessment should be done with a diverse group of stakeholders including student leaders. The results will support students in determining priorities for learning when attending the HASS.


If your school team wants to work on some planning before HASS, we recommend the Joint Consortium for School Health Healthy School Planner. It is an evidence-informed assessment tool that your school could use to assess the school health environment. Completing this tool ahead of time will support completion of the conversation starter and the action plan at your HASS event.

21st Century Competency Connections


Streamlined Competencies Through the Lens of a HASS Event

This poster is designed to support awareness and understanding of the competencies identified in the Ministerial Order on Student Learning. It connects the ways that these competencies come to life through the lens of the Healthy Active Schools Symposia events.

Streamlined Competencies through Student Voice & Wellness

These competency cards were created using student voice - the language that resonated to the students for each competency; and the pictures on each card were also created by students. On the back of the cards, we used the CSH framework, the Wellness Framework, and Dr. Patrick's Carneys book Well Aware to connect the competencies to wellness and the whole child perspective. These cards, created in partnership with ERLC, were created for teachers to use when planning units and lessons for their students. 

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