Ever Active Schools invites you to submit a proposal to present at Shaping the Future 2024. The conference will take place in-person in Jasper, Alberta on January 25-27, 2024.

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 (CSH) framework.
Ever Active Schools is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs while supporting diversity in its community, school, and work environments; Ever Active Schools encourages participation by everyone, peoples of all backgrounds and abilities.

We are also inviting stories and presentations from student leaders and student leadership groups on topics such as those listed above or stories of being change-makers in creating healthy, safe and welcoming school communities.
Past presentations have included students sharing their community projects, like Lacombe High School's EcoVision and The Joy4All Project from Calgary. Students serve as change-makers through peer-to-peer interactions and are the heart of taking a CSH approach. Their voices, leadership, and enthusiasm create increased engagement. Student submissions must have a teacher/parent champion with them during the conference. Five student-led sessions will be selected to receive travel/registration support of $500. If you're interested in exploring this option please reach out to events@everactive.org. 

We have a select number of concurrent sessions held for commercial sessions. Through these sessions, conference attendees have the opportunity to become acquainted with your company and products. These sessions are an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase their products, resources, and expertise. If your commercial session is selected, there will be a $350 session fee. Funds generated through this will be used to support programs and services offered by Ever Active Schools.


Application Deadline: September 17, 2023. 

NOTE: Do not register for the conference until your session application has been approved. The early bird rate of 15% off will be honored for up to two presenters if you are notified of your session status after the early bird deadline. Session will be confirmed 2-3 weeks after

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