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Health and Physical Education Council

Link to Health and Physical Education Council website


The Health and Physical Education Council (HPEC) advocates for health and physical education in Alberta's schools.


HPEC provides assistance to members so that they may improve curriculum and instruction through increased knowledge and understanding. The Council studies health and physical education issues and prepares professional responses and also networks with other agencies with common objectives.

The Council holds drive-in workshops throughout the province that offer a potpourri of health and physical education sessions. The Council also sponsors professional development grants from a donation fund called the Friends of HPEC. The annual conference is held in the spring and features practical and theoretical sessions related to all areas of health and physical education for all grade levels.

In addition, HPEC coordinates the Schools Come Alive Project, which provides support, leadership resources and workshops relating to active living and physical education.


The HPEC publishes the E-Sprinter e-newsletter and the Runner journal.

Council Fees

Category Fee
Regular Membership $35
Student Membership $0
Life Membership $35
Subscriptions $37

Contact information for the executive members of the Health and Physical Education Council is provided to assist the ATA in conducting its professional and business affairs.

Health and Physical Education Council

Council Executive/Comité exécutif

Jodi Harding-Kuriger
Phone (bus): 780-470-0900 
Jillian Shaw
Phone (bus): 403-651-9104 
Ty Riddick
Phone (bus): 587-226-8637 
Editor, Runner
Astrid Kendrick
Phone (bus): 403-968-4619 
Social Media
Collin Dillon
Phone (bus): 780-560-0336 
Editor, Sprinter
Sonia Sheehan
Phone (bus): 403-241-7400 
Fax: 403-258-2701
ATA Staff Advisor
Gail Wilson Mitchell
Phone (bus): 780-905-8692 OR 1-800-232-7208 
ATA Ever Active Schools Liaison
Nancy Luyckfassel
Phone (bus): 780-998-3355 OR 1-800-232-7208 
PEC Liaison
Greg Carabine
Phone (bus): 780-463-4603 

Upcoming Conference(s)/Congrès à venir

May 4 - 6, 2023  Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada