The Fort McMurray School Division is committed to providing students with a safe and healthy environment. To that end, it has partnered with Apple Schools to encourage a healthy lifestyles for students.
APPLE Schools is an innovative school-focused health promotion initiative. It impacts the lives of 21,000 students annually in 75 schools across British Columbia, northern Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Manitoba by improving their healthy eating, physical activity, and mental health habits. It’s mission is to “inspire and empower school communities to lead, choose, and be healthy by recommending and supporting measurable and sustainable changes.”
APPLE Schools is a recognized, award-winning organization. In 2019, it was chosen as a global top 100 education innovation by HundrED, a non-profit from Finland, based on its ability to create scalable impact. In 2017, the organization was awarded the Board Award of Excellence from the Fort McMurray Public School district, and the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Friends of Education award from Northland School Division for successfully championing healthy schools. Most recently, APPLE Schools was honoured to receive the provincial ASBA Friends of Education award.