Last updated: May 24, 2023

Watch this page for upcoming events and professional learning related to school wellness. We feature sessions from Alberta Health Services and partner organizations, and focus on those that are available province-wide.  

The health promotion facilitator assigned to your school authority may be able to identify other events and professional learning in your local area.

Calendar of events and professional learning

May 15 and 29, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mental Health Literacy facilitator training

Organizer: Alberta Health Services

Join the AHS Mental Health Literacy (MHL) team for two days of online training geared to leaders in youth organizations. The MHL approach builds skills and confidence to identify, support, and make effective referrals for young people who struggle with mental health problems or disorders.

This opportunity is free of charge. It’s suitable for summer camp facilitators, coaches, and other staff in youth service organizations. Please register for both days. 

More information and registration

May 25, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lessons learned from the pandemic – Moving forward with teacher wellness

Organizer: Werklund School of Education

Join Lisa Taylor in this webinar where she will discuss her doctoral research on teacher experiences of health and wellness during the pandemic.

More information and registration

June 1, 4:30 p.m.

Physical literacy in schools: Motivations, observations and what we can do to support students

Organizer: Sport for Life

Join educator and physical literacy specialist Joe Flavel to explore trends affecting students’ physical literacy development. Learn practical classroom strategies and discover tools and resources to help students develop skills, confidence and motivation to be physically active for life. 

More information and registration

Various dates and times

Transform your stress

Organizer: Alberta Health Services

Join AHS health professionals for this two-part virtual series designed to change the way you think about and handle stress. In part 1, you’ll try stress management techniques and get started on a personal stress reduction action plan. In part 2, you’ll use the tools from part 1 to explore the role of perception, decision-making and communication.

More information and registration

Various dates and times

Wellness exchange

Organizer: Alberta Health Services

Join us for free online classes on topics related to wellness. Learn skills to cope with change, deal with stress, and achieve goals. Everyone is welcome! Tune in from your smartphone, tablet, or computer on a day and time that works for you.

More information and registration


Book a professional learning session

Alberta Health Services is pleased to offer live virtual professional learning on school health and wellness topics. We host interactive and engaging virtual sessions that can be adapted to suit the learning goals of the audience, including school authority leaders, school administrators, teachers, counsellors, and other school staff. 

For more information, check out the descriptions below. Our sessions are typically 60 minutes in length, but we can adjust to suit your needs. These learning opportunities are free of charge and led by a health promotion facilitator. Please note that we prioritize sessions booked at a school authority level.


Active bodies, thriving brains: How movement fuels mental health

Movement is essential for healthy physical and mental development in children and youth. Join us to learn about physical activity as a tool to for emotional regulation, stress management, self-esteem, and problem-solving. We'll try out fun movement-based activities for your classroom, school or virtual learning environment, and inspire you with Alberta-based stories and examples.

Healthy school makerspace

Welcome to the healthy school makerspace, a collaborative session for learning, making, sharing, and exploring. In this innovative workshop for school health champions, we'll get curious and creative about healthy classrooms and schools. Using interactive tools, we'll nurture ideas and kick-start action plans. Get set to be inspired!


Take an engaging virtual tour of the new AHS website, Healthier Together – Schools. This is comprehensive school health like you've never seen it before! We'll introduce you to the site's menus, messages, and resources. You'll click and scroll through practical tools to help you take action on health in your classroom and across the whole school community. 

Unpacking staff wellness

Educator well-being matters just as much as anyone else's. Join us for an engaging look at four big ideas in healthy school workplaces. Using break-out rooms, polls, whiteboards and other virtual tools, we'll show you what works to improve teacher and school staff wellness. Discover subtle actions that can make a difference every day.



Explore self-directed learning

New this year, Alberta Health Services is pleased to offer recorded virtual professional learning sessions.  These webinars are a great way to explore new topics and interests at your own pace. Take a look at our featured session and check back often—we'll post more sessions as they become available.

Words matter: Promoting a positive relationship with food

Media, diet trends, and other social forces shape the food choices students make. Educators can help students navigate these influences and build healthier relationships with food. Join AHS Registered Dietitians to reflect on the power of your words and actions—you’ll come away with practical ideas to shift your language when speaking with students about food. For more information, go to healthy relationship with food.

Content warning: This learning module discusses diet, eating disorders and disordered eating, weight, and body image. If you have questions about this session, email 

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