Ever Active Schools (EAS) provides provincial leadership that supports healthy active school communities in Alberta. EAS reaches hundreds of schools through professional development, school health projects and regular communications to support an active healthy school community.
Ever Active Schools works with schools in a Comprehensive School Health approach. Recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), Comprehensive School Health is an effective way of “linking” health and education, improving both health and educational outcomes, and encouraging healthy behaviours that last a lifetime (Stewart-Brown, 2006).
EAS is part of provincial strategies to improve the health, wellness and learning outcomes of Alberta children and youth. Working alongside provincial partners and Alberta Schools, EAS focuses on positively influencing the lifelong physical, social, and mental health of students. Furthermore, the health lessons learned within the school will be echoed within the community leading to improved health outcomes in the province of Alberta. – less