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Shaping the Future 2020

BUILDING BRIDGES: STRONGER TOGETHER

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Thursday, January 30 - Saturday, February 1, 2020

Treaty 7 | Lake Louise, Alberta

SCHEDULE

Accommodations

Accessibility & Inclusion

TRAVEL

Shaping the Future is an annual conference that brings together educators, health and wellness professionals and researchers to discuss aspects of comprehensive school health. Ever Active Schools and committed partners strive to connect all delegates by disseminating knowledge in a variety of interactive learning formats: pre-conferences, workshops, keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, outdoor sessions, research posters, success stories and networking opportunities with exhibitors.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners for making Shaping the Future possible:

Shaping the Future is an annual conference that brings together educators, health and wellness professionals and researchers to discuss aspects of comprehensive school health. Ever Active Schools and committed partners strive to connect all delegates by disseminating knowledge in a variety of interactive learning formats: pre-conferences, workshops, keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, outdoor sessions, research posters, success stories and networking opportunities with exhibitors.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Tanya Talaga

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Tanya Talaga

An award-winning journalist and author, and the first Ojibway woman to deliver the CBC Massey Lectures, Tanya Talaga is an acclaimed storyteller. For the past 20 years, she has worked as a journalist for The Toronto Star. She was nominated five times for the Michener Award in public service journalism, and from 2017-2018 was the Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy through The Canadian Journalism Foundation.
 
Keynote Presentation: All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward
Stemming from her award-winning book Seven Fallen Feathers, the story of seven Indigenous high school students who mysteriously died in Thunder Bay, Tanya Talaga creates an intimate experience with her audiences. She will impart the audience with in-depth knowledge on Indigenous culture and history, while leaving them empowered through a hopeful message that we can learn from our past and set forward on a new path for our nation based on inclusivity and equity.

Keynote Panel

Panel: Shaping Our Teachers of Tomorrow

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Shaping Our Teachers of Tomorrow: Health and Wellness in the Bachelors of Education Journey

Join Health Champions from teacher preparation programs across Alberta in a conversation on why infusing health and wellness into our pre-service teacher training is so crucial. In a discussion connecting the work that these faculties of education are doing to how we better prepare our teachers of tomorrow, we will learn about why health and wellness should be a focus throughout the journey to becoming a teacher. This conversation will provide insight into who these health champions are, why they value health and wellness in their programs, and the impact they are having on students across our province and country. 

The panel will be moderated by Kim Hordal-Hlewka, Assistant Principal of Michael Phair Junior High school in Edmonton Alberta. Kim has taught K to grade 9 physical and health education and was a Comprehensive School Health Consultant for Edmonton Public Schools. Kim also served four years as the Provincial Comprehensive School Health Consultant for Ever Active Schools.

Student Keynote

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Student Keynote

Genna Hunt, Jessinia Horsefall and Mayakyla Krause are students from the very first cohort of In Good Health YYC: Recreational Leadership in Calgary. Now in grades 11 and 12 attending different schools in Calgary, and employed as Recreation Leaders for the City of Calgary, they are here to share how the program's unique learning opportunities equipped them for volunteer experiences, employment and continued leadership at the high school level.

Keynote Presentation: Supporting Student Success Through Unique Learning Pathways
Through leveraging community partnerships, connecting education to employability, and taking a strengths-based approach to curriculum design, Ever Active Schools continues to explore unique learning pathways for students. Join a group of student leaders from the In Good Health YYC program as they share their learning experiences from the inaugural semester of Recreational Leadership and describe how their educational and employment pathways have been impacted as a result of this new vision for high school learning.

Elena (Eli) Belyea

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Elena (Eli) Belyea

Elena (or Eli) Belyea is an award-winning queer playwright, performer, producer, arts educator, and Artistic Director of Tiny Bear Jaws (an agile, cross-Canadian theatre company). Elena was born and raised in Edmonton (Amiskwaciwȃskahikan, Treaty 6 territory) and works primarily in Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto. Elena is also one half of the queer sketch comedy duo “Gender? I Hardly Know Them”. A graduate of the University of Alberta and the National Theatre School of Canada, Elena has mentored emerging writers and theatre makers for over a decade through numerous arts organizations  such as the University of Virginia’s Young Writers’ Workshop, The Citadel Theatre’s Foote Theatre School, and the University of Alberta’s New Works Festival to name a few.

Keynote Presentation: We're Here, We're Queer, Now What? Some Proposals for Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Students In and Out of the Classroom
Using examples from a variety of mediums including play scripts, sketch, and personal stories, award-winning queer theatre maker and arts educator Elena Eli Belyea shares their experience of growing up LGBTQ+ in Alberta. Elena's keynote will offer practical tools as well as things to consider when trying to create safe spaces for LGBTQ2S+ (as well as other students who self-identify as members of marginalized communities) feel seen and supported.

Tanya Talaga

An award-winning journalist and author, and the first Ojibway woman to deliver the CBC Massey Lectures, Tanya Talaga is an acclaimed storyteller. For the past 20 years, she has worked as a journalist for The Toronto Star. She was nominated five times for the Michener Award in public service journalism, and from 2017-2018 was the Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy through The Canadian Journalism Foundation.
 
Keynote Presentation: All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward
Stemming from her award-winning book Seven Fallen Feathers, the story of seven Indigenous high school students who mysteriously died in Thunder Bay, Tanya Talaga creates an intimate experience with her audiences. She will impart the audience with in-depth knowledge on Indigenous culture and history, while leaving them empowered through a hopeful message that we can learn from our past and set forward on a new path for our nation based on inclusivity and equity.

Panel: Shaping Our Teachers of Tomorrow

Shaping our Teachers of Tomorrow - Health & Wellness in the Bachelors of Education Journey

Join Health Champions from teacher preparation programs across Alberta in a conversation on why infusing health and wellness into our pre-service teacher training is so crucial. In a discussion connecting the work that these faculties of education are doing to how we better prepare our teachers of tomorrow, we will learn about why health and wellness should be a focus throughout the journey to becoming a teacher. This conversation will provide insight into who these health champions are, why they value health and wellness in their programs, and the impact they are having on students across our province and country. 

Student Keynote: Supporting Student Success Through Unique Learning Pathways


Students Jessinia Horsefall, Genna Hunt and Mayakyla Krause completed the inaugural Recreation Leadership/In Good Health YYC program in Winter 2019.

Keynote Presentation: Supporting Student Success Through Unique Learning Pathways
Through leveraging community partnerships, connecting education to employability, and taking a strengths-based approach to curriculum design, Ever Active Schools continues to explore unique learning pathways for students. Join a group of student leaders from the In Good Health YYC program as they share their learning experiences from the inaugural semester of Recreational Leadership and describe how their educational and employment pathways have been impacted as a result of this new vision for high school learning.

Elena (Eli) Belyea

Elena Belyea Headshot

Elena (or Eli) Belyea is an award-winning queer playwright, performer, producer, arts educator, and Artistic Director of Tiny Bear Jaws (an agile, cross-Canadian theatre company). Elena was born and raised in Edmonton (Amiskwaciwȃskahikan, Treaty 6 territory) and works primarily in Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto. Elena is also one half of the queer sketch comedy duo “Gender? I Hardly Know Them”. A graduate of the University of Alberta and the National Theatre School of Canada, Elena has mentored emerging writers and theatre makers for over a decade through numerous arts organizations  such as the University of Virginia’s Young Writers’ Workshop, The Citadel Theatre’s Foote Theatre School, and the University of Alberta’s New Works Festival to name a few.
 
Keynote Presentation: We're Here, We're Queer, Now What? Some Proposals For Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Students In And Out of the Classrooms
Using examples from a variety of mediums including play scripts, sketch, and personal stories, award-winning queer theatre maker and arts educator Elena Eli Belyea shares their experience of growing up LGBTQ+ in Alberta. Elena's keynote will offer practical tools as well as things to consider when trying to create safe spaces for LGBTQ2+S (as well as other students who self-identify as members of marginalized communities) feel seen and supported.

PRE-CONFERENCE

$95-$229 +GST

  • Sessions run from Jan. 29, 2020 at 8am - Jan. 30, 2020 at 12pm with varying duration and cost. Please see the schedule for more details.

MAIN CONFERENCE

$495 +GST

  • Main conference runs from Jan. 30, 2020 at 1pm - Feb. 1, 2020 at 1:30pm

WHAT AWAITS YOU AT STF 2020

Download the Shaping the Future app for all things STF: full program, including session descriptions and presenter information; push notifications directly to your phone for important announcements; opportunities to connect with other delegates; and so much more. The program at a glance will be posted at registration for those without app access. The full program will not be printed for delegates in an effort to be kinder to the environment, but feel free to view it below!

Please note the App allows you to build your schedule for the conference but does not guarantee a spot in sessions. Concurrent and workshop sessions are filled on a first-come first-serve so please show up early and have a second option in mind in case a session fills up.

Selecting a pre-conference session on the App does not register you for it. You must have registered and paid for a pre-conference through the online conference registration link above. The App will not show you what pre-conference session(s) you registered for, so please check your registration confirmation email to confirm your pre-conference session(s). 
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Program-at-a-Glance

Timetable view of the schedules for each day. No session presenters or descriptions are noted in this program-at-a-glance.

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Full Program

Full schedule for each day, including session descriptions, presenter names, keynote speaker biographies and more.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Chateau Lake Louise in Canadian Rocky mountains in winter

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is pleased to offer discounted room rates to Shaping the Future delegates, for the nights of January 28 - February 2.

There are several room options available, starting at $168 per night (plus taxes and fees). To book, please call reservations at 1.800.441.1414 and mention you’re a Shaping the Future delegate. Please note room availability at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is limited; if you are unable to book a room there we recommend adding your name to the Fairmont's wait list and/or contacting the Deer Lodge.

Deer Lodge Lake Louise

Deer Lodge

The Deer Lodge is located a short walk from the Chateau Lake Louise and is pleased to offer discounted room rates to Shaping the Future delegates for the nights of January 27 - February 2.

There are several room options available, starting at $99 per night (plus taxes and fees). To book, please call reservations at 1.800.661.1595 and mention Ever Active Schools.

CONFERENCE AND HOTEL ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION

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 delegates to Shaping the Future 2020 at the Chateau Lake Louise.

Hotel Accommodations

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

Support Personnel/Animals
Conference Support
Gender Neutral Bathroom
Food/Allergy Accommodation
Smudging and Ceremony

Things you should know about getting to Lake Louise

  • 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 $35/day.

  • Airport Shuttle

    The closest airport to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is Calgary International Airport (YYC). Daily shuttle service is available from the Calgary International Airport to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Please contact Brewster Travel Canada or Sun Dog Tours for schedules and prices.

  • Driving Directions

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

  • Renting a vehicle?

    We've got a rental discount available through Enterprise for registered delegates. Email us at info@everactive.org with your registration confirmation for the code!

Check out the Insider's Guide for everything STF!

Check out the Insider's Guide to Shaping the Future for tips, tricks and frequently asked questions so you can just show up worry-free. The guide includes packing essentials, wellness break ideas, registration information and more.

Past Shaping the Future Programs

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