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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund

Wellness Fund

The Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund is a joint initiative between:
  • Alberta Health
  • Centre for Health Promotion Studies
  • Alberta Coalition for Healthy School Communities

The $5 million Wellness Fund was established under the Alberta Health Healthy Weights Initiative to address issues of health and wellness among children and youth within Alberta school communities. The objective of the Wellness Fund is to enhance the health and well-being of school-aged children and youth within Alberta school communities through support of school community projects, which address healthy eating, active living and positive social environments using a Comprehensive School Health approach.

The Wellness Fund provides funding to projects that demonstrate readiness to move ahead with the development of healthy school communities. Wellness Fund staff provide support and assistance by facilitating school communities to build on existing strengths and alleviate identified challenges.

The Wellness Fund defines the school community as the school setting and all of its members along with community stakeholders that impact it such as families, collaborative partners and local business.

The deadline for the next grant funding opportunities is February 14, 2013