Last updated: Nov. 16, 2021

On this page, you can learn more about 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 help your school community tap into events and professional learning available locally. 

 

Calendar of events and professional learning

Nov. 17, 2021 3:30 p.m.

After school special: Putting healthy relationships first

Organizer: Alberta Health Services

Subtle but important actions can boost mental wellness among school staff, and sometimes among students too. Join AHS Health Promotion Facilitators for a short presentation followed by facilitated discussion to explore ideas that work for promoting staff wellness and building healthy relationships in schools.

More information and registration 

Nov. 25, 2021 6:30 p.m.

Transform your stress: The resilience advantage — Strategies for managing stress in challenging times (Part 2)

Organizer: Alberta Health Services

Using the tools you learned in Part 1, join us virtually to learn more about 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

January 27-29, 2022

Shaping the Future

Our partners at Ever Active Schools invite you to join them for Shaping The Future, an annual conference on comprehensive school health research, practice, and innovation. This three-day hybrid event offers both in-person and virtual sessions, with something for everyone – educators, health professionals, researchers, and community partners alike. 

More information and registration

 

Book a professional learning session

New this year, Alberta Health Services is pleased to offer virtual professional learning on school health and wellness. 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.

email schoolhealthandwellness@ahs.ca to book your session!

 

Session 1: The core ingredients: Exploring the role of nutrition in schools
The landscape of food provision and nutrition education in schools continues to evolve to align with public health measures. Using group discussions, we'll explore how schools are successfully adapting to support student nutrition and nutrition education. Join us to learn how the comprehensive school health framework boosts our understanding of ‘the core ingredients’ for life-long healthy eating.

Session 2: 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.

Session 3: A whole school approach to positive mental health
Mental health is a foundation for learning, healthy development, and resilience. Promoting positive mental health is a whole school effort! Using practical examples, we'll examine what positive mental health looks like for students, teachers, and others in a school community. We'll share strategies and resources that build social emotional skills, foster resilience, and boost your confidence to talk about mental health at school. 

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