Q: What is the SCHOOL model?
A: See the What is SCHOOL page for the full scoop on the SCHOOL formula that ASEBP uses when working to support school jurisdictions in the area of employee and workplace health.
Q: I didn’t see my employer listed when I went to register. Am I allowed to participate on this site?
A: Most likely, yes! The Sandbox was originally established as a tool for wellness champions in the K-12 education sector in Alberta but we know that there are oodles of individuals and groups who can contribute to the workplace wellness dialogue in ways we’ve not yet imagined. Just check the “Other” option under “Workplace” when you’re registering and we’ll review your registration quickly to ensure a good fit and get right back to you.
*Note that The Sandbox is not a marketplace for vendors and service providers to sell products or services.
Q: How did the idea for The Sandbox come about?
A: Initially, ASEBP’s CEO saw potential value in connecting school jurisdiction staff to one another in the area of wellness. To validate the potential of this idea, identified wellness champions and provincial partners in the K-12 education sector in Alberta were surveyed to assess their specific needs and preferences around wellness activities and promotion in the school jurisdictions. The results of this needs assessment ultimately formed the central framework of the site which ensures wellness champions have the ability to quickly and easily collaborate with like-minded individuals and jurisdictions, have single-source access to wellness resources, can be inspired by shared stories and have a space to hear about wellness events in their area.
Q: Who is involved in this website? Is it just ASEBP?
A: The Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) is one of six partners committed to the successful launch and maintenance of The Sandbox. Alberta Health Services, the Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund, APPLE Schools, Be Fit For Life Network and Ever Active Schools all collaborate with ASEBP to draft blogs, participate on the forum and contribute to the review of submitted resources and events. For more information on the site, visit the About page.
Q: I’m looking for something specific, how can I go about requesting a certain resource or providing feedback?
A: We’d love to hear any and all suggestions! In the footer of each page on the site, you’ll find a link in the “Get in Touch” section which will take you to a feedback form. All that’s required is your name, email address and question to submit—no need to register or sign in to comment!
Q: Is jurisdiction-specific health reporting shared on this site?
A: No. Maintaining the privacy of the individuals, schools and jurisdictions we interact with is critically important. There is a generic example of what you can expect to see in an ASEBP Health Profile in the Resources section of the website, but does not include any identifying information. School Jurisdiction Health Profiles can be requested by contacting ASEBP. Requests must be submitted by the district office for the jurisdiction.