News and Updates
October 10, 2017

Healthy Schools Network Update
HSN School Grants Available Now

Applications for this year's Healthy Schools Network (HSN) Grants are available now and will be accepted from October 9th-November 10th, 2017. This years grants are focusing on a new overarching theme of mental well-being. The focus this year is on Well-Being in a Real-World Context.

The HSN School Grant is a $750 grant opportunity that supports public, First Nations and independent schools to use inquiry-based, whole school approaches to address mental well-being priorities. It provides financial support for schools as they transform the way they address mental well-being across various aspects of the school environment.  Successful applications will have an inquiry focus on the promotion of mental well-being as it relates to students' learning, health and development and will connect their work to two overarching questions:

  • How is it feasible to promote mental well-being through all environments that promote student learning, health, and success?
  • How does mental well-being impact the ‘whole child’?

Preference will be given to applications that address the whole school environment with actions across interrelated learning areas, or that link to community initiatives. Consideration will be given to equitable regional distribution of approved applications across the province.  Due to a finite amount of funding available for school grants, applications will only be accepted from October 9th-November 10th, 2017 through apply.dashbc.ca. Please note that you will need to set up a free account to submit an application.

If you have applied for an HSN School Grant in the past, we encourage you to apply again this year! Just remember that, in order to apply for a grant, you must post your previous grant’s year-end story on the Healthy Schools BC Stories Map. If you need any support sharing your story, please contact us at sali@dashbc.ca

If you have any questions about the HSN or the HSN School Grants, please contact Sonia at 604-681-0600 or at sali@dashbc.ca

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Health.

October 4, 2017

Save the Date

2017 Healthy School Communities National Forum – November 2nd-3rd, 2017

The 2017 Healthy School Communities National Forum, held by Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) will be taking place in Ottawa from November 2nd-3rd, 2017 at The Brookstreet Hotel. Community leaders, decision makers and experts working in various sectors will work to improve the health and well-being and learning outcomes of students in schools and school communities.

Creating a healthy school community is a shared responsibility and requires a whole child approach which recognizes that when students are healthy, learning outcomes are positively affected.

At this forum you will be able to learn and work alongside students, teachers, administrators, parents, governments and community partners and explore collaborative approaches to school health and learn about various practices for achieving change in the school environment and in the wider community.

Join PHE Canada from November 2nd-3rd, 2017 at the 2017 Healthy School Communities National Forum and experience a community committed to improving student achievement and health and well-being. 

Learn more about the 2017 Healthy School Communities National Forum here.

October 4, 2017

Save the Date

Shaping the Future 2018 – January 30th-February 3rd, 2018

The Shaping the Future 2018 conference and the Pan Canadian School Health Summit will be taking place in Lake Louise from January 30th-February 3rd, 2018, at Chateau Lake Louise. Individuals from school communities and organizations from across Alberta and from across Canada will come together to work to create healthy and innovative learning environments for students and to improve the health and well-being of students, staff, families and members of the community.

Leaders in education, health, active living, research, policy, recreation and the corporate sector from Alberta and across Canada will gather to share their work and research and to build a network of support for healthy school communities. Partners coming together to share their research include Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada), DASH BC, Saskatchewan In Motion, Ophea, the Pan Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health and many others.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to amplify the importance of wellness in schools across Canada and coordinate action across provinces from January 30th-February 3rd, 2018.

For more information on Shaping the Future 2018, click here.

October 3, 2017

Healthy Schools Network Update

Reminder: HSN School Grants available October 9th, 2017

Applications for the Healthy Schools Network (HSN) School Grants will be accepted from October 9th-November 10th, 2017, with the grants focusing on a new overarching theme of mental well-being. The focus this year will be on Well-Being in a Real-World Context

The HSN School Grant is a $750 grant opportunity that supports public, First Nations and independent schools to use inquiry-based, whole school approaches to address mental well-being priorities. This grant provides financial support for schools as they transform the way they address mental well-being across various aspects of the school environment.

Successful applications will have an inquiry focus on the promotion of mental well-being as it relates to students’ learning, health and development and will connect their work to two overarching questions:

1.     How is it feasible to promote mental well-being through all environments that promote student learning, health, and success?

2.     How does mental well-being impact the ‘whole child’?

Preference will be given to applications that address the whole school environment with actions across interrelated learning areas or that link to community initiatives. Consideration will be given to equitable regional distribution of approved applications across the province.  Due to a finite amount of funding available for school grants, applications will only be accepted from October 9th-November 10th, 2017 through apply.dashbc.ca (please note that you will need to set up a free account in order to submit an application).

If you have applied for an HSN School Grant in the past, we encourage you to apply again this year! Just remember that in order to apply for a grant, you must post your previous grant’s year-end story on the Healthy Schools BC Stories Map. If you need any support in sharing your story, please contact us at sali@dashbc.ca

If you have any questions about the HSN or the HSN School Grants, please contact Sonia at 604-681-0600, ext. 250 or at sali@dashbc.ca

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Health.