APCCP Special Announcement - Upcoming Events

APCCP Special Announcement: Upcoming Events 

It's shaping up to be a busy fall! Read on to learn about some of the exciting events our members are hosting in the upcoming months.

International Walk to School Week (Oct. 8-12, 2012)

Presented by SHAPE (Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere) 

International Walk to School Week is October 8-12, 2012!


In 1997, Walk our Children to School Day was launched in Chicago by the Partnership for a Walkable America. Canada held its first national Walk a Child to School Day in 1998 with participants from five provinces. In 2000 the first International Walk to School day officially began and today schools from all eleven provinces and territories join millions of students all over the world as they walk to school.

Participating countries include Canada, United States, Mexico, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Italy, India, Australia, New Zealand and other countries.

Join the movement and millions of walkers around the world as we walk to school during this week. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Event Info

Participant stickers for students and ideas to organize events will be sent to all who register at

Download the current poster here.

Shaping the Future:
Engaging Healthy School Communities Conference (Jan 25-26, 2013) 
Call for Abstracts 

Presented by EverActive Schools
Conference Information

Date: January 24-26, 2012

Location: Delta Lodge, Kananaskis, AB

Description: This conference brings together health, education and active living sectors who have a vested interest in supporting healthy school communities. To learn more, visit

Interested in presenting at the conference?

The deadline for submissions is
 October 26th, 2012. Click here for more information. 

Food Secure Canada's 7th National Assembly (Nov. 1-4, 2012)


Conference Information

Date: November 1-4th, 2012

Location: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, AB

Step up to the plate! Get inspired and help bring much-needed change to the food system.  Sit down with foodies and farmers, activists and academics, politicians and policy makers, Indigenous and youth leaders, cooks and community food centre workers.

Join Food Secure Canada’s national network of inspiring people and organizations working for zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems. Tell your story, find out what others are doing, build a better world!
The program includes 4 plenaries that will tackle some of the key issues:
  • Local and Just, or Just Local?
  • The Food-Policy Disconnect: An Encounter of Activists and Politicians
  • Energy, Resilience and the Future of Food
  • Powering up the Movement! Cross Generational Perspectives
Over 40 workshops, 4 plenaries, and a multitude of meetings will take place over 3 days! Here’s a preview:
  • Community Ownership and Food Democracy 
  • Changing the Way We Do Business
  • Human Rights: Hunger is not a Game
  • Get Political and Feel Safe: Overcoming Charity Chill
  • Our Changing Homeland, Our Changing Lives: Stories of Food and Climate Change from the North
  • Tomatoes, Talents and Tunes: Farmers’ Markets as Sites of Resilience
  • From Cucumbers to Clams: Investigating the Role of Seafood in Regional Food Security
  • (Breaking) the Silent Harvest: Experiences of Agricultural Migrant Workers in Canada
  • Feeding Diversity: Community Access and Commercialization of World Crops
  • First Nations Reaching Beyond Institutions
  • Co-operating for Change in the Food System
  • Environmental Justice and the Deep Roots of School Gardens
  • Beyond the Same Old: Diversifying Funding.  
And many more to come!

Learn more about the Assembly here.

Alcolibrium: 2012 Provincial Alcohol-Injury Forum (Nov. 8-9, 2012)

Presented by the Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research (ACICR)

Forum Information

Date: November 8 - November 9, 2012

Location: Delta Edmonton South Hotel and Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB

Description:  Alcohol use plays a significant role in a variety of injuries in Alberta, both unintentional (e.g. falls, poisoning, drownings, collisions) and intentional (e.g. violence and suicide). The link between alcohol and injuries is much broader than motor vehicle collisions.

The Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research (ACICR) invites you to Alcolibrium: 2012 Provincial Alcohol-Injury Forum.  The Forum will be held at the Delta Edmonton South Hotel and Conference Centre from Thursday, November 8 to Friday, November 9, 2012 to feature research on alcohol use, attitudes and its relationship to intentional and unintentional injuries in Alberta. Alberta communities will share their initiatives addressing a variety of alcohol-related injury issues to inform and inspire other communities facing similar challenges. Finally, forum delegates will have an opportunity to identify steps to move this health issue forward within the province. By bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders and community members who share a common concern, we hope to encourage and support initiatives to reduce the number of alcohol-related injuries across Alberta.
Alcolibrium: 2012 Provincial Alcohol-Injury Forum has been designed for a variety of groups with a stake in this important issue: Injury prevention practitioners
  • Health promoters
  • Municipalities
  • Enforcement
  • Safe Communities
  • Community leaders
  • Health care professionals
  • Community agencies
  • Students
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