When it comes to being a good neighbour, one of DASH’s valued partners, Alberta’s Ever Active Schools, leads by example. On January 26 – 27th, 2017, they brought together passionate leaders from the education, active living, recreation, health and research sectors for their 9th annual conference, “Shaping the Future: To Be Wisely Aware.” The conference focused on key messages that are promoted and nurtured by good neighbours:
- honouring the experience of First Nations peoples;
- fostering wisdom and awareness in youth; and
- conveying a message of well-being, body, mind, and spirit.
DASH was fortunate to be a part of these conversations. With our partners, viaSport and PHE Canada, we shared our work and approach for updating the Action Schools! BC program, and highlighted the use of Action Planning, an evidence-based process and collective approach for supporting healthy living in schools.
As an additional development this year, we have been inspired to take our neighbourly approach to the next level. We are excited to be working with Alberta’s Ever Active Schools, Ontario’s OPHEA and the Joint Consortium for School Health to host a National School Health Summit that will take place from January 31st to February 4, 2018. Save the date and consider joining in! Good neighbours await you.