Shaping the Future 2020

BUILDING BRIDGES: STRONGER TOGETHER

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Thursday, January 30 - Saturday, February 1, 2020

Treaty 7 | Lake Louise, Alberta

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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.

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

Award-Winning Journalist | Author, Seven Fallen Feathers

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

Panel: Shaping Our Teachers of Tomorrow

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Keynote Presentation: 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. 

Shelley Moore

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Shelley Moore

Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought-after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller who has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Shelley's presentations are constructed based on contexts of schools and communities and integrate theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education, curriculum and teacher professional development. Her first book, entitled One Without the Other, was released in July 2016 to follow up her TEDx talk. Shelley completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, her masters at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. 

Keynote Presentation: Supporting Learners from a Strength-Based Perspective
How can we communicate learner needs without a deficit lens? This session will look at individual dimensions, that can be used for planning and advocacy from a positive and responsive perspective. We will look at inclusion through the lease of universal design and how we can plan for diversity with supports in mind!

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

NAMES AND TITLES OF SHAPING OUR TEACHERS OF TOMORROW PANEL.

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. 

Shelley Moore

Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought-after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller who has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Shelley's presentations are constructed based on contexts of schools and communities and integrate theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education, curriculum and teacher professional development. Her first book, entitled One Without the Other, was released in July 2016 to follow up her TEDx talk. Shelley completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, her masters at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. 

Keynote: Supporting Learners from a Strength-Based Perspective
How can we communicate learner needs without a deficit lens? This session will look at individual dimensions, that can be used for planning and advocacy from a positive and responsive perspective. We will look at inclusion through the lease of universal design and how we can plan for diversity with supports in mind!

PRE-CONFERENCE

$95-$229 +GST

  • Sessions on Wednesday January 29, 2020 through
  • Thursday January 30, 2020

MAIN CONFERENCE

Early bird rate $445 +GST

  • Early bird registration ends December 20, 2019
  • $495 +GST for registration after December 20, 2019

WHAT AWAITS YOU AT STF 2020

January 29, 2020

Wednesday

Pre-Conference

Morning (9am-12pm)

Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader Certification
Being Stronger Together: Leadership for Building Bridges Between School and Community

Afternoon (1-4pm)

Inclusive Teaching Practices for Any Classroom
Sustaining the Educator... The Many Facets of Wellness

Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader Certification (cont'd)

Being Stronger Together: Leadership for Building Bridges Between School and Community (cont'd)

January 30, 2020

Thursday

Pre-Conference

Morning (9am-12pm)

Redefining Recess
Improving Your Practice with R&R (Research and Reflection)
Wisdom is in the Room: an Ongoing Conversation Among School Community Wellness Leaders About Practices that Support Comprehensive School Health
Creating a Culture of Wellness: Lessons Learned from the Field

Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader Certification (cont'd)

Main Conference

Afternoon

Conference Opening

Keynote Presentation - All our Relations: Finding the Path Forward

Concurrent Sessions (three 50-minute blocks)

January 31, 2020

Friday

Main Conference

Morning

Wellness Opportunities

Breakfast

Workshops (2 hours)

Keynote Presentation - Panel: Shaping Our Teachers of Tomorrow

Afternoon

Lunch & Themed Table Networking

Workshops (2 hours)

Wellness Break

Evening

Dinner, Dancing and Social!

February 1, 2020

Saturday

Main Conference

Morning

Wellness Opportunities

Breakfast

Keynote Presentation - Supporting Learners from a Strength-Based Perspective

Concurrent Sessions (two 50-minute blocks)

Afternoon

Lunch

Draw Prizes

Conference Closing

GET INVOLVED

Call for Exhibitors

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Apply to be an Exhibitor at Shaping the Future 2020! 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 500 delegates in the education, health, active living and active recreation settings, it is a great platform to share your organization and work.

Investment: $750 (includes GST)

Includes:

  • Exposure to 500 delegates from across Alberta and Canada
  • Lunch and snacks on Thursday, January 30, 2019
  • Breakfast, Lunch and snacks on Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Promotional postcard, flyers, swag items (e.g. keychain, pen, sunglasses, water bottle, etc.) to be donated as delegate giveaways
  • Free wifi and electronic outlets are available. Tables are standard 6’ long with linens.

Once an exhibitor has applied an Ever Active Schools representative will be in contact regarding the application status within 10 business days. Please contact krista@everactive.org or 780-454-4745 with any questions.

Partnership Opportunities

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Partner with us for Shaping the Future 2020!

Partnering with Shaping the Future allows organizations to demonstrate their commitment to the health and wellness of children and youth on a provincial and national stage. Shaping the Future is also a great opportunity for your organization to gain exposure and drive your brand awareness. Partners will be exposed to delegates from a variety of sectors, who will utilize knowledge and relationships built at the conference to move students towards a prosperous and successful future.

We offer different partnership packages to meet the needs of your organization. View our Partnership Package to learn more.

Call for Volunteers

Check back soon for more details!

Call for Presenters

Person presenting to a seated group of people in front of a large screen

*The Call for Presenters is now closed. Please contact hayley@everactive.org if you have any questions or concerns*

Apply to be a presenter at Shaping the Future 2020!

We are seeking presentations that will:

  • provide relevant research in the education, health, or community sectors that can be applied to the everyday practice of our delegates;
  • connect research, policy and practice;
  • give delegates practical, useful knowledge and skills that they can use;
  • connect with delegates from a number of sectors: Education, Health, and Recreation/Active Living;
  • be presented within a Comprehensive School Health framework.

We encourage submissions in the following areas:

Mental Well-being Active Living Healthy Eating Student Leadership
Staff Wellness Activity Permissive Learning Environments Resiliency Comprehensive School Health Topics

All applications to present must be submitted online by September 17, 2019.

Please note: All presenters and co-presenters are asked to register for the Shaping the Future 2020. If this is a barrier to you presenting please reach out to katelynn@everactive.org to find a solution. Successful presenters will receive 15% off main conference registration (maximum 2 per presentation).

Call for Exhibitors

Person standing at exhibitor booth

Apply to be an exhibitor at Shaping the Future 2020! 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 500 delegates in the education, health, active living and active recreation settings, it is a great platform to share your organization and work.

Investment: $750

Includes:

  • Exposure to 500 delegates from across Alberta and Canada
  • Lunch and snacks on Thursday, January 30, 2019
  • Breakfast, Lunch and snacks on Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Promotional postcard, flyers, swag items (e.g. keychain, pen, sunglasses, water bottle, etc.) to be donated as delegate giveaways
  • Free wifi and electronic outlets are available. Tables are standard 6’ long with linens.

Once an exhibitor has applied an Ever Active Schools representative will be in contact regarding the application status within 10 business days. Please contact krista@everactive.org or 780-454-4745 with any questions.

Partnership Opportunities

Partner with us for Shaping the Future 2020! Partnering with Shaping the Future allows organizations to demonstrate their commitment to the health and wellness of children and youth on a provincial and national stage. Shaping the Future is also a great opportunity for your organization to gain exposure and drive your brand awareness. Partners will be exposed to delegates from a variety of sectors, who will utilize knowledge and relationships built at the conference to move students towards a prosperous and successful future.

We offer different partnership packages to meet the needs of your organization. View our Partnership Package to learn more.

Call for Volunteers

Check back soon for more details!

Call for Presenters

*The Call for Presenters is now closed. Please contact hayley@everactive.org if you have any questions or concerns*

Person presenting to a seated group of people in front of a large screenApply to be a presenter at Shaping the Future 2020!

We are seeking presentations that will:

  • provide relevant research in the education, health, or community sectors that can be applied to the everyday practice of our delegates;
  • connect research, policy and practice;
  • give delegates practical, useful knowledge and skills that they can use;
  • connect with delegates from a number of sectors: Education, Health, and Recreation/Active Living;
  • be presented within a Comprehensive School Health framework.

We encourage submissions in the following areas:

Mental Well-being Active Living Healthy Eating Student Leadership
Staff Wellness Activity Permissive Learning Environments Resiliency Comprehensive School Health Topics

All applications to present must be submitted online by September 17, 2019.

Please note: All presenters and co-presenters are asked to register for the Shaping the Future 2020. If this is a barrier to you presenting please reach out to katelynn@everactive.org to find a solution. Successful presenters will receive 15% off main conference registration (maximum 2 per presentation).

 

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, or book online.

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.

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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