Supporting The Wellness Of First Nations And Métis School Communities
This resiliency work is part of the overall impact of Ever Active Schools.
Our work is rooted in listening to the needs of each unique community, and working together to design solutions. We partner directly with First Nations and Métis School Communities in Alberta, as well as facilitating meetings, events and networks which allow communities to teach and learn from one another, sharing successes and tools across the province.
The backbone of our work is a Resilience-based approach to Comprehensive School Health: supporting the creation of positive structures around the individual, while simultaneously strengthening the individual themselves.
Our overall work is well-profiled in this partner video about Kainai wellness
We are so grateful to our incredible community partners - the coaches, educators, Elders, students, and parents who create and share this good work.
Thank you to our project advisors: Jon McGavock, CIHR Applied Public Health Chair in Resilience and Childhood Obesity, and Tara Leigh-McHugh, University of Alberta; and our provincial partners: Alberta Schools Athletics Association, Alberta Sport Connection, and Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta.