Achievement, Challenge, Environment and Service 10 (ACES) is a coeducational program that is open to all Yukon Grade 10 students. ACES is about personal growth through personal challenge. Whether in the classroom or outdoors, learning experientially is about personalized education. ACES requires students to make a significant personal commitment since many of the program experiences take place in remote settings. Students should expect to be actively involved in a minimum of twenty five days in outdoor expedition settings throughout the program. During these outings, students support and are supported by fellow travellers in learning about oneself and about natural and cultural environments.
Green Communities Active & Safe Routes to School is a comprehensive community-based initiative that taps into the increasingly urgent demand for safe, walkable neighbourhoods. Active & Safe Routes to School promotes the use of active and efficient transportation for the daily trip to school, addressing health and traffic safety issues while taking action on air pollution and climate change.
Our Active & Safe Routes to School web site provides resources, tools, information and links for schools and communities to create their own unique Active & Safe Routes to School program. All of our resources for teachers are linked to the Ontario Curriculum using the Curriculum Unit planner.
Active Healthy Kids Canada was established as a charitable organization in 1994 to advocate for the importance of quality, accessible, and enjoyable physical activity participation experiences for children and youth. As a national leader in this area, Active Healthy Kids Canada provides expertise and direction to decision makers at all levels, from policy-makers to parents, in order to increase the attention given to, investment in, and effective implementation of physical activity opportunities for all Canadian children and youth.
The main objective of this document is to encourage community capacity building initiatives that are directed towards increasing physical activity and improving the health and well-being of our communities.
Here in Manitoba, we have a core network of individuals, agencies, communities and organizations who are dedicated to facilitating increased activity across Manitoba. Our desire is to see this network expand as the Alliance reaches out to involve partners and stakeholders at the local and provincial levels.
The Recreation and Sport Contributions Program provides financial assistance to community governments and territorial and regional recreation and sport organizations to provide recreation and sport programs and services that support physical activity and sport development for their members.
The Alberta Coalition for Healthy School Communities (ACHSC) is a registered non-profit society representing a network of individuals and organizations committed to promoting and fostering healthy school
communities through comprehensive school health (CSH) approaches.
What does comprehensive school health (CSH) mean to ACHSC?
What is the Alberta Coalition for Healthy School Communities (ACHSC)?
Physical Education Learning and Teacher Resources (Alberta Education)
Alberta Education - Mental Health in Schools: Helpful Links
Alberta Health Nutrition: Tips for Healthy Eating and Living
Framework for Comprehensive School Health
Spit Tobacco Education for Coaches
Alberta Health Services recognizes that teachers are in a unique position to influence their students' lives, both as educators and as mentors. In this section, you will find curriculum-aligned lesson plans and other educational resources to help you give your students knowledge and life skills that will empower them to make healthy choices about substance use and gambling.”
Who We Are - ASEBP is a health organization committed to creating programs and resources designed to foster healthy lifestyles and healthy workplaces for those employed in Alberta's K-12 education sector. Numerous health promotion programs and initiatives are offered, tailored to Alberta member school jurisdictions. These services support school employees, as member of the healthy school community, in their efforts to make the educational experiences of Alberta's students the best they can be. The majority of health services are offered at no additional cost to our member school jurisdictions. What We Offer
- The Self-Directed Wellness Guide and Workshops assist both individual schools and whole school districts in planning, building and sustaining a comprehensive employee wellness program.
- Employee presentations for Professional Development Days in the areas of nutrition, mental health, physical activity
- Chronic Disease Prevention Clinics (Diabetes Screening Clinics and Body Composition Clinics) provide information to school employees about their health status and connects them with resources to assist in lifestyle changes.
- The Healthy Living Program is an integrated, long-term, collaborative solution that helps school districts create a healthy living culture in the workplace. The Healthy Living Program offers biometric screenings and individual counselling with a registered nurse to discuss employee results. We support districts in planning and developing a health promotion program to meet their district's health needs.
- The Apple-a-Day website provides ASEBP covered members with exclusive access to a secure online Health Risk Assessment and other health resources to assist school employees on their health journey.
Contact Us - To learn more about ASEBP's health offerings, please see our website (https://www.asebp.ab.ca/for_your_health.html) or email the Health Services Team at email@example.com
Alberta Spit Tobacco Education Program (ASTEP) is a partnership between Alberta Health Services, National (U.S.) Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP), University of Alberta Dental School, Alberta Dental Hygienists Association. ASTEP focuses on youth prevention and targets areas of high use.
A coalition of partners working together to prevent and reduce smoking in Newfoundland and Labrador. ACT provides on-going support and resources to schools with respect to the implementation of their tobacco free policies including: indoor and outdoor signage to communicate and remind the school community that the school and school grounds are 100% smoke free; copies of the Free Yourself: Student Stop Smoking Resource; Community Grants Program aimed at supporting communities (schools have also obtained grants) to take action to prevent and reduce tobacco use.
The Alberta Project Promoting active Living and healthy Eating (APPLE Schools program)
At the beginning of every school year, F.H. Collins holds Challenge Day. Its goals are to increase personal power and self-esteem, as well as to shift dangerous peer pressures to positive peer support and to eliminate the acceptibility of teasing, violence, and all forms of oppression. Senior students mentor new grade 8 students and embark on a series of experiential learning processes throughout the day. Be the Change Teams organize activities for the rest of the year so students continue to notice, choose, and act.
Breakfast Clubs of Canada is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing services and funding to school breakfast programs. This is accomplished with the help of individual and corporate partners, all committed to the cause of feeding our children’s future.
BREAKFAST FOR LEARNING, Canadian Living Foundation, is the only national non-profit organization which is solely dedicated to supporting child nutrition programs in Canada
BLAST…was developed in 1996 by The Lung Association - Alberta & NWT in response to the growing number of teen smokers in Alberta. This program offers students the opportunity to take part in exciting interactive presentations and educational workshops on tobacco use and its consequences. The students then develop tobacco reduction action plans to implement in their own communities and report back what they have achieved. School groups that make the greatest impact are rewarded with a trip to the mountains. Today, BLAST continues to offer many opportunities for students and teachers to become actively involved in tobacco education. From FREE half-day, in-school Mini-BLAST workshops and teacher professional development opportunities, to a FREE 2.5 day tobacco awareness conference in the fall, participants are trained in building school and community leadership skills while developing project planning and advocacy techniques.
The Safe & Caring Schools Initiative strives to build awareness and skills so that students, teachers and parents may effectively prevent and respond to bullying .
This Teacher’s Guide has been developed to help children up to the age of 9 understand the importance of physical activity and how it affects their bodies.
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide - A Resource for Educators and Communicators provides background information, tips and tools to complement each recommendation in Canada's Food Guide.
CAAWS provides leadership and education, and builds capacity to foster equitable support, diverse opportunities and positive experiences for girls and women in sport and physical activity.
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
At least half of all cancers can be prevented through healthy living and policies that protect the health of Canadians. At the Canadian Cancer Society, we want it to be easier for you to make healthy choices – at work, at home and at play. We want your community to be a healthy place to live. That’s why we fight for public policies that make healthy living possible and that protect Canadians from cancer-causing substances. We keep you up-to-date about what you can do and what we are doing to help.
Established over 50 years ago, the Canadian Diabetes Association is a charitable organization that has grown to include a presence in more than 150 communities across the country. The Canadian Diabetes Association promotes the health of Canadians through diabetes research, education, service and advocacy.
This booklet illustrates the Centre of Excellence's Youth Engagement framework, which is continuously growing and evolving as we learn more about the full picture of youth engagement. The conceptual framework of youth engagement can be used to inform development, documentation, and evaluation of programs and initiatives:
This simple and easy-to-use booklet provides the basics on youth engagement, and the benefits of meaningfully involving youth, including lower rates of substance use, decreased rates of school drop-out, and lower rates of depression.
The Department of Education offers the CHAOS program at Wood Street School, and it is open to all secondary school students in grades nine and ten. The program offers integration of the subject areas and develops understanding and connections to First Nations knowledge, traditions, skills, values and beliefs. Offered for the first time in the 2010/11 school year, CHAOS 9 and 10 are delivered as an enrichment program to regular courses offered to students at that level. The focus during the semester is on integration of subject areas, as well as of Yukon First Nation and Western knowledge.
Character Education is a large focus at Jack Hulland Elementary School. Based on Michele Borba's Book Building Moral Intelligence, this program is an educational journey that helps children to navigate through ethical challenges and pressures they will face throughout life. There is a focus on seven positive aspects: empathy, conscience, self-control, respect, kindness, tolerance, and fairness.
The Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba (CNCM) is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to improve the nutritional health and well-being of Manitoba school children through education, funding and promotion of Best Practices.
Choose is about the choices we can all make to be safer, feel better and enjoy life in the Northwest Territories. Choose is the Government of the Northwest Territories’ stamp of approval on healthy choices you can make. Choose is the public face of the Healthy Choices Framework, a GNWT-wide approach to encouraging and supporting NWT residents to make healthy and safe choices, consistent with the 16th Legislative Assembly’s goal of fostering healthy, educated people.The Choose bear paw marks important choices that can be supported and encouraged around:
Healthy Children and Families, Mental Wellness, Injury Prevention, Healthy Sexuality, Living Tobacco Free, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity.
The government provides funding to school boards so they can make school space more affordable for use after hours.
Creating Healthy Eating Environments in Schools: This section provides tools and resources that can be used by school teachers and other child educators, administrators, health professionals and parents to support healthy eating environments in schools.
Supports the development and implementation of curriculum and school-based programs related to various health topics.
Parents everywhere want to see their children grow up happy and healthy. And one of the best ways to ensure your children’s health is to make sure they never start smoking. Tobacco eventually kills half of the people who get hooked on it. This year, tobacco will kill about 2,000 Manitobans. The vast majority of smokers and other tobacco users start in their teens. The good news is that the kids who make it to adulthood without using tobacco will probably stay tobacco-free for life.
This resource guide is intended to assist teachers of students in Grades 1 to 3 in implementing the policy on daily physical activity. This policy requires that all students in Grades 1 to 8, including students with special needs, be provided with opportunities to participate in a minimum of twenty minutes of sustained
moderate to vigorous physical activity each school day during instructional time.
This resource guide is intended to assist teachers of students in Grades 4 to 6 in implementing the policy on daily physical activity.This policy requires that all students in Grades 1 to 8, including students with special needs, be provided with opportunities to participate in a minimum of twenty minutes of sustained
moderate to vigorous physical activity each school day during instructional time.
This resource guide is intended to assist teachers of students in Grades 7 to 8 in implementing the policy on daily physical activity.This policy requires that all students in Grades 1 to 8, including students with special needs, be provided with opportunities to participate in a minimum of twenty minutes of sustained
moderate to vigorous physical activity each school day during instructional time.
This resource guide is intended to assist school boards in implementing the policy on daily physical activity. This policy requires that all students in Grades 1 to 8, including students with special needs, be provided with opportunities to participate in a minimum of twenty minutes of sustained moderate to vigorous physical activity each school day during instructional time.
Dairy Farmers of Manitoba is committed to producing milk according to the highest standards of quality and is totally financed by and represents all dairy farmers in the province.
The Don’t Be a Butthead campaign is a social marketing initiative focusing on smoke free youth aged 8 – 14 years. The overall goal is to encourage youth to remain smoke free throughout their teenaged years and beyond. The campaign has been running for 7 years, beginning in the fall of 2004. Over the years, the campaign has had a number of community components, but at the current time, it is primarily a school based initiative and operates between September and June on a school based calendar.
Drop the Pop Campaign is to encourage students and their families to consume healthier beverages and foods, to learn new skills and knowledge and to foster long-term healthy food intakes in order to maintain and improve overall well-being.
We all want the best for our children. We want them to grow up healthy and feeling great. This booklet can help. It is full of everyday ideas that you as a busy parent or caregiver can put into action so your six-to-eight-year-old will eat right and be active.
School is where children go to learn, play and develop skills that will last them a lifetime. Help your children to be their best at school by fueling their days with healthy food choices.
Each year late in March, most of the grade 7 students, together with a large number of staff members, parents and volunteers, travel to the north end of Aishihik Lake to participate in the Winter Culture Camp. This is an annual event in which students participate in netting fish, snaring, setting up bush camp, other camp related activities, and cumulates in a bison hunt. The camp involves groups of students rotating through, going on the hunt, remaining at the camp to split wood, haul water, maintain camp and activities such as snowshoeing, snaring etc. The camp supports skill development, physical activity, traditional foods, and appreciation of the environment and physical surroundings.
Ever Active Schools facilitates the development of healthy children and youth by fostering social and physical environments that support healthy, active school communities. Our goal is to help Alberta students live, learn and play in these types of environments while making it possible for these school communities to connect and share in beneficial resources.
EverActive External Links and Resources Webpage
EverActive Schools - Healthy Eating provides various links to school nutrition resources.
EverActive Schools-Physical Activity provides various links to resources including activities, video clips, tips and calendars to help promote physical activity.
Winter Active/Summer Active resources: “…the perfect way to support student learning, celebrate successes and connect with your community in an active and positive way.” (Available in English and French)
Experiential Science 11 is a program designed to increase students' understanding of science through field work and hands-on projects involving biology, chemistry, geography, and environmental science. The program is one semester long and designed to help young people to grow intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and culturally. Experiential Science 11 encourages each student to become a responsible citizen, with self confidence, skills, and opportunities that let make future decisions in life based upon their past experiences.
Food For Thought is a healthy eating program that encourages students, teachers, parents, and daycares to Think Outside the Box when supporting nutrition messages in the schools and at home. The program provides schools and daycares with an opportunity to role model and create a supportive environment that allows the healthy choice to be the easy choice. Through Food For Thought, children have the opportunity to learn about healthy eating and practice making healthy food choices too!
Get Active NWT is a program that encourages people to be more physically active by organizing or participating in local fun and enjoyable events. Community organizations can apply for $750 to organize and deliver physical activity events in their communities. In the past northerners have organized dene games, sliding, snowshoeing, swimming and cross-cross country ski loppets.
A province wide physical activity and healthy eating initiative design to educate, support and assist Islanders in making healthy choices daily.
This manual was developed for school administrators, caterers, parents and community volunteers involved in school food planning and delivery. In this manual you will find checklists, meal planning guides, menus, food safety materials and information related to healthy eating for students.
Schools across Manitoba are taking action to promote healthy eating and healthy food choices at school. This website will provide guidance and resources for anyone working in or with a school on food related activities throughout the school day, including teachers, parents, administrators, students, and health professionals.
The toolkit has practical advice, activities and resources that can make food-related decisions at school easier. The goal of the toolkit is to support the healthy growth and development of children and to create a healthy workplace for school staff and student.
The Healthy Schools BC website serves as a "one-stop" access point for the education and health sector, as well as the wider community. The website assists users in accessing the wide array of healthy school programs, grants, resources and information available in BC, and learning about healthy schools success stories from schools across the province.
The provincial school health website provides information on healthy eating, physical activity, living smoke-free, environmental health, addictions and injury prevention for school aged children and youth. The site also provides updates from the School Districts and Regional Health Authorities along with resources developed through Healthy Students Healthy Schools.
Active Ideas: The articles in this section give you some ways to overcome the barriers you might face and some practical ideas for bringing active living into your daily life.
Links to the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth
Healthy U: Schools and Mental Health
Healthy U was developed as a public information and education campaign to support and encourage Albertans to lead healthier lifestyles by providing them with access to information on healthy eating and active living.
Healthy Eating in School Communities
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba has demonstrated its leadership in health promotion by facilitating program delivery throughout the province at a public and health professional level. With the findings of four decades of research, the Foundation has built a bridge from bench research to daily living, offering Manitobans affordable and immediate benefits to heart healthy lifestyle choices.
A school-based, self-esteem program presented in Grade 3 classrooms in PEI. The two-hour program focuses on two themes, the awareness of the uniqueness of self and others and the recognition and acceptance of feelings. It is delivered by trained volunteers of the Canadian Mental Health Association/PEI Division and includes a take-home Resource Book for parents with tips on building healthy self-esteem in children and youth.
Identifies the elements necessary to achieveing a health promoting school.
This document is designed to provide the stakeholders in school health with simple and practical insights into facilitating and improving dialogue between health and education. It does this by identifying the current dilemmas, exploring what are realistic outcomes for school health, and indicating strategies that have a high degree of success.
Explains how and why the promotion of health in schools is important; how good school management and leadership is the key and how promoting health in schools is based on scientific evidence and quality practices from all over the world.
This is the Program that Schools are raving about.
Designed for grades 4 to 6.
A youth smoking prevention program that's fun, entertaining, and hits home about smoking.
A web site by Addiction Services, PEI to direct youth and parents to support and help available on PEI. Also, to inform of the consequences of alcohol and drug use in youth. Posters and videos of Island youth and their stories of substance abuse.
Physical Education/Health Education Learning Resources: Kindergarten to Senior 2: Compilation of Annotated Bibliographies (2002-2004) is a reference tool provided by Manitoba Education. Citizenship and Youth to help educators select student and teacher
learning resources that support Kindergarten to Senior 2 physical education/health education.
The Kids Eat Smart Foundation partners with schools, communities, volunteers and sponsors to set up and support nutritious food programs called Kids Eat Smart Clubs, for students throughout the province. The Foundation is funded through the provincial government. businesses and fundraising initiatives.
To support the national goal of better health through physical activity, CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program has developed KidsWalk-to-School. This is a community-based program that aims to increase opportunities for daily physical activity by encouraging children to walk to and from school in groups accompanied by adults.
KidsFirst is a voluntary program that helps vulnerable families to become the best parents they can be and to have the healthiest children possible. The program enhances knowledge, provides support and builds on family strengths.
KidsFirst families receive:
- support from a home visitor who provides assistance regarding child development, parenting and connecting to the community;
- help to access services such as childcare and parent support groups;
- early learning opportunities for children; and
- help regarding literacy, nutrition, transportation and specialized counselling services.
La Commission scolaire de langue française is an Acadian and Francophone collectivity that offers quality education to its students in a friendly and safe environment and that strives to promote and develop its language and culture.
Founded in 1991 by a diverse group of youth, educators, business leaders, government and community members, Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) is a non-profit Canadian organization that was created to integrate sustainability education into Canada’s education system. LSF’s goal is to work together with educators, students, parents, government, community members and business leaders to integrate the concepts and principles of sustainable development into education policy, school curricula, teacher education, and lifelong learning across Canada.
Lungs Are For Life is The Lung Association’s free school program for smoking prevention. It has been developed especially for Ontario teachers and students from Kindergarten through Grade 12.
MAD is a highly successful program which provides students with four to five four credit courses including: grade 11 or 12 English, CAPP 11/12, Acting 11 or 12 and a choice between several fine arts and applied skill courses at the grade 11 and 12 level. Students also attend classes and put on productions at the Yukon Arts Center and the Guild Hall. Each year, students present a ‘Variety Show’, a ‘Festival of Plays’, a weekend of ‘Original Work’ and a ‘Final Musical Production’. This Program has expanded to grades 9 and 10 and is available to students in all Yukon Schools. The goal of the program is to provide students with a solid foundation in creative dramatics, acting, stagecraft, music, dance, and play writing fundamentals.
The purpose of this handbook is to guide you through the steps necessary to create or revise a smoke-free school-based policy. The guidelines provided have been developed within the context of the Nova Scotia Education Act and the Nova Scotia School Code of Conduct.
Since the Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council’s (MASRC) incorporation in 1994, this organization has grown through the introduction of new programs, new staff, and stronger partnerships in its efforts to service the sport and recreational needs of Aboriginal people in Manitoba.
Based out of sub-office in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the MASRC continues to strive for the goals and objectives of its founders. Over the years, those goals and objectives were reached through the innovative programming of former and current staff and working through the challenges faced by any new, emerging organization.
Active and Safe Routes to School is a program encouraging the use of active modes of transportation to and from school. The Active and Safe Routes to School Program in Manitoba is run by Green Action Centre and is part of the Canadian Active and Safe Routes to School Partnership.
Manitoba Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs has developed an anti-tobacco ad challenge for Manitoba students in grades 5 – 12. Create & Rate is an extension of the popular Review & Rate program, which engages students to rate the effectiveness of anti-tobacco TV advertising from around the world. With Create & Rate, you assign or encourage your students to create their own TV ads with anti-tobacco messages.
The Healthy Schools initiative in Manitoba promotes the health and wellness of students, their families, school staff, and school communities. This initiative is a partnership between Manitoba Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs, Manitoba Education, and Healthy Child Manitoba (which is a partnership of all departments connected to children).
The Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association’s primary function is to assist in running fair and equitable sporting events for high schools in Manitoba. High school sports is seen as the ‘other half of education’ which very much provides young athletes with positive experiences that will better prepare them for future endeavours in society.
In motion is a provincial strategy to help all Manitobans make physical activity part of their daily lives for health and enjoyment. Our vision is to make Manitobans healthier by increasing physical activity in the province by 10 per cent by the year 2010 and by 20 percent by the year 2015.
The Lung Association, Manitoba is a member of the Canadian Lung Association, which has been working to improve the lung health of Canadians for over 100 years. We are a non-profit, registered health organization that relies on donations from the public to fund our activities. We are the premier source of lung health information and initiatives in Manitoba. Our efforts are focused on lung disease education & management, tobacco cessation & prevention, improved air quality & environment, tuberculosis and occupational health services.
The Manitoba Physical Education Teacher's Association is affiliated with the Manitoba Teacher's Society as a special area group. MPETA is an educational and professional organization which is dedicated to serve physical education in Manitoba Schools. MPETA exists to positively influence the lifestyles of Manitoba's children and youth through the provision of quality leadership, advocacy, and resources in the area of physical education.
This handbook is designed to help school communities develop nutrition policies and implement changes to promote healthier eating options. Our goal is to provide practical guidelines that can be adapted to reflect local priorities.
Mental Health for Children and Youth
Publications and Resources
The Yukon Department of Education introduced a social emotional learning program to all elementary schools this called, MindUP™ . MindUP™ is a classroom-based social emotional learning (SEL) program out the Hawn Foundation designed to enhance focused attention and self awareness, self-regulation, and to develop the ability to calm oneself. Pro-social behaviours (helping, sharing, and cooperating), and positive human qualities, such as happiness, optimism, and altruism are also emphasized. It is an emotional regulation program that helps children calm themselves and focus through the development of mindfulness skills of self and others. Developing the ability to respond rather than react helps children relax the brain and thus increases self-control, health and happiness. MindUP™ was created to help children understand the ways their minds work, how their thoughts and feelings affect their behaviour. MindUP™ is a program backed by neuroscience research and emphasizes positive psychology.
Fun, interactive learning activities to use in the classroom and at home to get children excited about healthy living!
Make healthy eating, physical activity and positive self-esteem come alive for children in Kindergarten to Grade 8.
Mix it up! is a social marketing initiative aimed at helping Canadians of all ages eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet and active lifestyle to better their health.
The campaign focuses on simple and practical ways to add a variety of fruits and veggies to every meal and snack.
5 to 10 a day campaign. The goal is to reduce the risk of cancer and cardio-vascular disease by encouraging Canadians
to consume at least five servings of vegetables and fruit a day as part of a healthy diet (as described in Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating). The aim of the campaign is not only to create awareness, but also to change people's eating habits within a healthy, active lifestyle.
New Brunswickers are engaged in dialogue about how to improve wellness, recognizing that everyone has a role to play. There is a demonstrated commitment to taking decisive and collaborative action to address the current wellness crisis in New Brunswick. Signs of progress are everywhere and will undoubtedly increase through sustained and collective efforts. It is important to focus on the wellness movement for an active and healthy New Brunswick.
To provide tobacco-free learning environments for public school students and to assist students in making healthy choices.
This policy establishes the minimum requirements for healthy foods in New Brunswick’s public schools by setting standards for healthy food awareness, food options available in schools and sale of foods in and through the public school system.
This page includes several resources for teachers, students and administration to help improve Student Wellness within your school.
This guide provides an explanation and overview of the comprehensive model, as well as practical advice, suggestions and ideas to help you successfully move forward with your Tobacco-Free School.
Not Us! is a program of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Justice. It provides funding and support for groups who envision drug-free, healthy communities. It is designed to empower and support communities to combat local substance use and abuse. Launched in March 2010, Not Us! has funded campaigns in Hay River, Inuvik, Dettah, N’dilo, Fort Smith and Fort Liard, with several other communities hoping to launch their own initiatives in 2011/2012.
Nutrition Tools for Schools aims to help school communities work through a step-by-step process of creating a healthy school nutrition environment. Practical tools and resources are included to help the school carry out many different activities that support healthy eating in classrooms, schools and within the community external to the school.
The Department of Education is working with the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation to help implement the Old Crow Northern Strategy experiential project for the 2011/2012 school year. The 3-year project was to develop a rural First Nation experiential education model for kindergarten to grade 9. A major component of this project is to bring the “cultural” and the “academic” curriculum together by developing and implementing field trips and “on the land” activities for quality experiential learning.
Working together to increase awareness of the agri-food industry by providing educational programs and resources.
Dairy Farmers of Canada (Ontario) have been helping schools set up lunchtime Milk Programs since 1986. Why? Because it is the best way we know to ensure that Ontario students can enjoy the benefits of cold, fresh Milk at lunchtime every day.
The Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations, a province-wide network of dedicated members, is committed to informed and proactive involvement in our homes, our schools and our communities, to obtain the "Best for Each Student".
The Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition aims to be a dynamic and innovative force to move ‘Healthy Schools’ forward in Ontario and ensure sustainability, for the optimal health and learning of Ontario’s children and youth.
Ophea's high quality programs and services can help your school community address a variety of health related topics and all of the components of a Healthy School identified in the Government of Ontario's Foundations for a Healthy School framework.
The Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health includes substance use resources including a policy, school, family, community, higher risk youth and classroom education toolkits.
The Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health provides physical activity resources including toolkits, fact sheets, and a link to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines.
The Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health includes various healthy eating resources.
The Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health includes positive mental health/school connectedness/resilience and sexual health resources.
The Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health was established by provincial, territorial and federal governments to facilitate and initiate cooperation across the health and education sectors. The focus is on providing information and support to member governments, building system capacity for promoting health through school-based and school-linked programs and being a catalyst for collaborative activities and actions.
Comprehensive School Health Webpage
The Joint Consortium for School Health (JCSH) is a leader in supporting the advancement of comprehensive school health in Canada. Established in 2005, the JCSH is a partnership of federal, provincial, and territorial governments from across Canada, working together to promote the health of children and youth in the school setting. The JCSH provides a forum, tools and resources for keeping up to date on latest approaches to comprehensive school health in Canada and around the world. Key resources include the Positive Mental Health Toolkit, as well as the Healthy School Planner.
An environmental scan of activities/programs/initiatives addressing the promotion of healthy weights in the school setting.
This toolkit has been designed to promote Positive Mental Health perspectives and practices in the school context. The toolkit is meant to facilitate a shift in practice, and to set in motion a process for engaging school and community strengths in fostering the positive growth and development of children and youth.
This Positive Mental Health toolkit is derived from evidence-informed practices that can be embedded into everyday routines and
implemented over time, at your own pace. They are founded in a strength-based approach that looks beyond simply addressing
problems in the school community. Rather, this approach recognizes that both schools and students already have strengths
and gifts that can be built upon and nurtured.
PRO is an all-inclusive, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people of Ontario. PRO fulfills this mandate by collaborating with stakeholders to influence decisions and policies that support the benefits of recreation through information, advocacy, and the research and development of innovative and relevant products and services.
ParticipACTION’s mission is to provide leadership in collaboration and communications to foster the “movement” that inspires and supports Canadians to move more.
The ParticipACTION Teen Challenge sponsored by Coca-Cola Canada is a nationwide program that inspires and supports Canadian teens aged 13-19 to get moving more.
OPES 9 and PASE 9 are Yukon public school programs of studies for grade 9 students. These courses are taught about a variety of current themes, typically current resource issues. The program features 3-5 overnight trips each semester and a variety of day trips. Students are excited and motivated by the range of challenging and often adventurous studies, the importance of their studies, and cooperative work relationships that develop during their semester in OPES/PASE. They work on both class projects and individual or small group projects.
This site provides links for programs and curriculum,learning and teaching resources, as well as many other useful education related links.
The Healthy Living section of this website provides information about provincial and national organizations and resources.
The English Language School Board is the largest school board on Prince Edward Island. It consists of 57 schools serving approximately 20,000 students in grades K through 12.
This project of the PEI French Language Health Services Network (PEIFLHSN) aims at the creation of a French language Web site which will include relevant information for the Acadian and Francophone population of PEI with regard to access to primary health care in French.
The PEI Healthy Eating Alliance is a multi-sectoral organization committed to working collaboratively to encourage Island children and youth to enjoy, understand and benefit from healthy eating. The Alliance will cultivate and foster an environment that promotes and supports healthy eating behaviours.
The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation is an organization of Associations with parents and teachers working together to achieve the best possible education for children and youth on Prince Edward Island. We are a volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan organization.
Playground facilities are the most common and widely used recreation facilities that exist in our Island communities. They provide countless hours of enjoyment for our children. As owners and operators of these facilities you have a responsibility to ensure that we are providing the safest possible play environment for our children. The purpose of the playground safety program is to reduce the number of playground injuries by providing education and information to owners and operators of playgrounds in Prince Edward Island. Free Playground Inspections are available to communities and day cares that do not have certified inspectors on staff.
With funding from the Dept of Education and Early Childhood Development, the PEI Healthy Eating Alliance provides funding and support to school based breakfast and snack programs. Applications are considered each year, in the spring, for funding for the following school year.
The Department of Health and Wellness is a partner in the PEI Tobacco Reduction Alliance (PETRA), a partnership of organizations committed to the reduction of tobacco use, particularly among youth. The partners represent a broad range of organizations from government and the community.
Physical and Health Education Canada advocates for and advances quality physical education and quality health education programs to enable students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to lead physically active and healthy lives, now and in their future. Programs include: Quality Daily Physical Education, Physical Literacy, Quality School Health, Health Promoting Schools, Intramurals & Leadership, Dance, Active Living After School, Always Changing / Vibrant Faces, At My Best, and Weight of the World. Also includes instructional video clips on YouTube.
The vision for Manitoba curriculum is physically active and healthy lifestyles containing 5 general learning outcomes for all students.
Planet Health is an interdiscipinary curriculum focused on improving
the health and well-being of sixth through eighth grade students while
building and reinforcing skills in language, arts, math, science, social
studies, and physical education. While the resource is designed to fit within Massachusetts curricula and meets Massachusetts Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks, and while the resource must be purchased, it provides a number of sample activity ideas for classrooms/schools, sample communiqués to parents regarding school health topics and initiatives, etc.
Playground Activity Leaders in Schools (P.A.L.S.) is a playground leadership program adapted from Peel Health that encourages all children to participate in playground activities at recess regardless of their gender, size, or ability.
A website with all kinds of great activities designed to teach kids games by playing games!
PlaySport allows you to search for activities based on the equipment you have, the skills you want to teach, the complexity of the game or the space you have available.
This toolkit has been designed to promote Positive Mental Health perspectives and practices in the school context. It is important to note that Positive Mental Health does not simply represent another program or initiative to be added to the workload of staff or implemented through a rigid structure. Instead, the toolkit is meant to facilitate a shift in practice, and to set in motion a process for engaging school and community strengths in fostering the positive growth and development of children and youth.
Power4Bones is a FREE, award-winning program that teaches grade 5 children about bone health using an incredible variety of coordinated teaching methods, including Web-based challenges, educational comics, coded secret messages, classroom announcements, a public service announcement activity and much more.
Physical activity guidelines provide advice on how much physical activity is generally recommended to realize health benefits. The guidelines describe the amount and types of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to children, youth, adults and older adults. The guidelines reflect advances in exercise science and input from experts in the field and align with international guidelines used in other countries.
Quit4Life is designed to help Canadian youth quit smoking cigarettes. Although the program doesn't mention other tobacco products specifically (smokeless products, little cigars, waterpipes, etc.), the quitting process is very similar to that of a cigarette smoker. Many of the facts in the facilitator's guide and the accompanying Quit4Life handbook for youth are for cigarette smokers, but most of the information will be applicable to any tobacco user.
This facilitator's guide has been created to assist health professionals, educators and youth workers help young people work together and support each other as they participate in the Quit4Life program. The program has been adapted and tested with communities, taking into account emerging research about youth and smoking, and what works best to help them quit.
Raise the Bar is an exciting new program designed to improve the quality of intramural/houseleague programs in elementary and secondary schools across Ontario.
Raising Healthy Kids: Activity Guide for Recreation Leaders can help you do all that. This guide is about doing simple, creative activities that promote better nutrition and physical activity; having fun while children learn more about healthy choices; building developmental assets, which help all kids to succeed; and getting kids excited about making healthy choices.
Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador(RNL) is a province wide, not for profit organization established in 1971 to promote the values and benefits of recreation. In partnership with volunteers and the professional recreation community. RNL has worked to improve the quality of recreation for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians for over 30 years.
Recreation PEI is a volunteer, not for profit, provincial association dedicated to promoting, coordinating and encouraging all facets of recreation and facility management on Prince Edward Island.
The School Travel Planning (STP) program – a project spearheaded by Green Communities Canada and facilitated locally by Recreation PEI – works with Island schools to introduce this active transportation initiative to students. Through the STP program, schools may undertake achievable strategies such as the enhancement of school infrastructure, engineering improvements at or near school sites, education concerning walking and cycling, and the introduction of walking and cycling programs.
Resources for Rethinking is a project developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF). It provides teachers access to lesson plans, curriculum units and other teaching resources that integrate environmental, social and economic spheres through learning that is interdisciplinary and action oriented. We call this learning Education for Sustainable Development or ESD.
Each R4R resource has been reviewed by an experienced classroom teacher and matched to relevant curriculum outcomes for all provinces and territories in Canada.
Respect Yourself provides northern youth with access to reliable information about sexual health.
Recreation and Park Association of Yukon (RPAY) provides a variety of healthy living resources, training, and opportunities to every Yukon school that is registered as an "Active School."
In response to a growing concern about safety and well-being in our schools, and in recognition of its commitment to the Violence Prevention Initiative, the Department of Education began the implementation of Safe and Caring Schools in the fall of 2001. This initiative has been proactive in developing curriculum and programs aimed at early intervention and education on violence prevention, and in developing safe and caring learning environments in our schools.
Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere (SHAPE) Resources: SHAPE is an Alberta wide non-profit organization that promotes the Active & Safe Routes to Schools programs throughout Alberta. We encourage students to walk or bike to school on a regular basis! SHAPE promotes active transportation of students which in turn promotes student health, benefits the environment and reduces traffic congestion in and around schools.
SASE 9 is designed to challenge students academically, physically, and personally. Particular emphasis is placed on character development through challenge and diversity of experience. Students are exposed to a wide variety of outdoor activities and professionals in a diversity of fields. Positive mentoring, “big picture” connections, and stewardship are focusses of this program as students develop character and personal strength through challenge and experience. Active living and positive life skills are emphasized as students gain a heightened awareness of nutrition, health, and fitness choices.
Sask Sport Inc. is an umbrella organization for amateur sport associations. The members work together to develop programs and services for Saskatchewan residents. The online resources support achievement of curriculum outcomes.
SHEA is a special subject council of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) for health educators. SHEA publishes a newsletter.
The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation is the provincial agency that funds and facilitates health research in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan in motion encourages all Saskatchewan residents to join the physical activity movement! Because of this program, thousands of people of all ages in every corner of our province have found exciting ways to make physical activity an important part of their day.
Health information from periodicals and other sources is available from the InfoTrac database.
The Ministry of Health has a wealth of information on health education specifically for Saskatchewan residents.
This resource centre has print and DVD materials that Saskatchewan residents can borrow. An online catalogue is available.
SPEA is a special subject council of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) for physical education teachers. It provides leadership. advocacy. and resources to help influence positively the lifestyles of Saskatchewan’s children and youth. A newsletter entitled On the Move is published by SPEA.
The Smokers’ Helpline offers a referral program for students thinking about quitting smoking. The referral takes less than one minute to complete on-line. Once the referral has been made, a trained Smokers' Helpline counselor will email the young person tips and techniques on how to set up a personalized plan to quit smoking. Helpline counselors will also discuss the programs and services available to young people and make appropriate community-based referrals.
School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) is the Western Australia (WA) State Government’s primary drug and road safety education strategy. Its purpose is to prevent road related injuries and the harms from drug use. SDERA is a provider of best practice road safety, resilience and drug education, and empowers school based staff, parents and community agencies, through our professional learning services and support resources, to develop effective drug and road safety education programs within their schools and communities. SDERA works with schools and the wider community to provide prevention education aimed at keeping young people safer.
The School Food Guidelines outline a selection of foods and beverages that should be served in school cafeterias, canteens, vending machines and at school sponsored events in schools across the province. School Districts have developed and are implementing Nutrition/Healthy Eating Policies based on the Guidelines.
School Nutrition Education ResourcList: Some resources available in French
The PEI Healthy Eating Alliance provides support to school boards and school regarding the School Nutrition Policy (SNP). The SNP has been adopted for all schools in the English Language School Board (ELSB) and La Commission scolaire de langue française (CSLF). The school nutrition policy applies to cafeterias, canteens, vending machines, school-based breakfast, lunch, and snack programs.
School Wellness Grants encourage and support New Brunswick schools to contribute to the wellness of their students and their community. These grants are available to all Public Schools and First Nations’ Schools in New Brunswick with students in grades kindergarten to twelve and provide financial resources to support the implementation of Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approaches to increase mental fitness, healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco free living.
Help make your community more accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities by organizing a Schools In Motion Event at any time during the school year.
Sexual Education Resources Centre (SERC) is a community-based, non-profit, pro-choice organization. Our Mission: Promoting sexual health through education. Our Vision: A diverse society that celebrates sexuality throughout life.
The School Health Grant (SHG) Program is funded by the PEI Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) and the PEI Department of Health and Wellness, and managed jointly by the DEECD and the Comprehensive School Health Research Group. The intent of the Grant is to provide funds for schools to implement an activity or program that responds to their own SHAPES-PEI results, using their School Health Profile as the basis for action. The application process is open to all PEI schools, to encourage and support, more broadly, this 'evidence-to-action" process. Although schools are not required to have participated in SHAPES-PEI to apply for this Grant, they must demonstrate local priorities, through the use of other sources of research evidence (e.g., Tell Them From Me or SNAP), as the basis for their application.
Bullying is not only about student behaviour. Bullying is a serious matter with wide-ranging ramifications not just for schools, but for our entire society. The Safe Schools Action Team prepared specific, evidence-based recommendations to develop a comprehensive, province-wide bullying prevention plan.
A school-based, suicide prevention program facilitated in Grade 9 classrooms throughout PEI. Using interactive learning techniques and a short dvd, the 80 minute program is facilitated by trained employees of the Canadian Mental Health Association/PEI Division and safely explores the topic of suicide with young people, providing them with information on warning signs for distress and suicidal crisis as well as resources for support if they or someone they know needs help.
Sip Smart! NWT aims to raise awareness among Grade 4, 5 & 6 school children in the NWT of the negative health effects associated with the consumption of sugary drinks, and provide children with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy drink choices.
The Smoke Screening program is a pan-territorial initiative that gives students grade 6 through 12 a chance to view 12 of the best tobacco education ads from around the world, and then select the one they feel is the most effective to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco in the first place or to encourage them to think about quitting if they are already using it. One class in each Territory is then eligible to win a prize to purchase healthy living or educational materials for their classroom just for participating, and the winning ad is also aired across the north on local television.
Special Olympics Manitoba through its passion for excellence, is the sport organization of choice that provides broad based, life-long sport opportunities for individuals with intellectual disability across the province. Special Olympics Manitoba is unequalled as an innovative and integral builder of community life through sport.
Sport Manitoba is a not for profit organization and the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Your gateway to programs and services, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Power Smart Manitoba Games, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba and KidSport.
SNAP® stands for STOP NOW AND PLAN. It is a cognitive-behavioural strategy that helps children and parents regulate angry feelings by getting them to stop, think, and plan positive alternatives before they act impulsively. Today, SNAP® is an award-winning evidence-based model that has been subjected to rigorous evaluation which has demonstrated positive treatment outcomes among children under the age of 12 with conduct and related behavioural problems. As the cornerstone strategy of the clinical programs for children with disruptive behaviour problems provided by Child Development Institute (SNAP® Under 12 Outreach Project and SNAP® Girls Connection), SNAP® has been shown to help children make better choices and control impulsive and aggressive behaviours that could lead to future contact with the police. In addition, a SNAP® for Schools and a SNAP® for Teens model is currently in development and being tested.
The Stop A Bully program, co-sponsored by Canadian Mental Health Association, was developed to provide assistance to any student in Canada who needs help stopping severe school bullying and harassment. The violence prevention service includes a website that provides a Bullying Reporting System and online victim support letters to provide assistance to students who are targets of bullying, and a Bullying Deterrent program that operates in schools to increase awareness and accountability. Students, parents and school staff are encouraged to submit a request to add their school to the program to reduce acts of bullying. Participating schools receive promotional materials to make students aware of the service.
A multi-media campaign developed by kids for kids to make teens aware of the dangers of smoking.
This brochure provides parents and caregivers with healthy eating tips as well as information on the School Food Guidelines.
Ophea's Take Action initiative provides a foundation of support for students to make healthy lifestyle choices and develop problem-solving and decision- making skills throughout their education.
Our teacher and student tested programs designed by health and educational experts will guide your whole school towards better health.
Our programs and associated teacher workshops:
Encourage healthful eating habits and improve student achievement.
Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for children. Teaching Tolerance provides free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and abroad. Their self-titled magazine is sent to 450,000 educators twice annually, and tens of thousands of educators use their free curricular kits. Among many other resources, schools may find tips and strategies regarding parental engagement especially valuable.
Teaming Up for Tobacco-Free Kids is a campaign spreading across Alberta through schools and communities. It is a multi-layered approach to prevention, aimed at kids in grades 4, 5, and 6, the age at which attitudes about tobacco use are formed. The campaign combines tobacco education, visits from tobacco-free role models, T-shirts and interactive involvement through a poster contest.
Teaming Up for Tobacco-Free Kids: Teachers’ Resource Kit
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute website includes information on smoking and environmental tobacco smoke.
The School Milk Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in 1991 with a mandate to “increase the consumption of milk amongst school aged children throughout Newfoundland and Labrador". The Foundation administers the School Milk Program subsidizing the cost of milk to students at school.
The purpose of this site is to provide information, resources and assistance to school districts that are 100% tobacco-free or are considering adopting the policy, as well as to people in communities across North Carolina who want to advocate for a 100% tobacco-free policy in their local school district. Here, you will find all the tools you need to create, adopt, implement, communicate and enforce a 100% tobacco-free policy in your area.
Recreation PEI has been pleased to participate in tobacco free sport & recreation initiatives since 2006. During Phase I and Phase II, a number of helpful materials were developed to assist in the creation of tobacco free policies. Your team, town council, board of management, or other groups are welcome to use these resources to create your own tobacco free team policy or tobacco free facility.
The Tobacco Free Sport Program focuses on encouraging Provincial Sport Organizations (including the NB InterScholasic Althletic Association) to develop, communicate and reinforce a tobacco free policy as part of their sport or recreation program. We provide banners, posters, tattoos and other promotional materials on Tobacco Free Sport for tournaments, AGM's and other events. For more information on this program please download the Tobacco Free Handbook English or order promotional materials.
This resource was created to help school staff and administrators map out their comprehensive action plan.
It outlines what a comprehensive model should include, and provides practical advice, suggestions and ideas of how you can successfully move toward a Tobacco-Free School.
With an engaging and hands-on program grounded in children's rights, the Rights Respecting Schools Initiative enriches school culture in a way that is directly connected to the work schools are already doing. It is not an add-on initiative but rather one that richly enhances a school's current programming and rights-respecting culture. Through a consistent rights-respecting approach to policy, decision-making, school and classroom programming, schools are learning about the importance of rights and the responsibilities that accompany them.
The Violence Prevention initiative is coordinated by the Women’s Policy Office of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. It fosters partnerships through collaboration with the Community Advisory Committees and with partner departments and agencies including the Departments of Justice, Health and Community Services, Education, Human Resources, Labour and Employment, Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs, Child, Youth and Family Services, along with the Rural Secretariat, the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation and the Labour Relations Agency.
Wake and Bake is a health initiative that looks at the deeper reasons youth may be drawn into substance use. Through a partnership between Health Promotion Unit (HPU), Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) and Yukon Educational Theatre (YET), along with generous funding from Health Canada, the Wake and Bake initiative set out to raise awareness amongst youth, families, schools and the larger community about the pressures, choices, influences and mixed messages facing our youth today. The project consisted of four main components: a theatre production, a post-play audience discussion, a health fair following each performance, and a supplemental learning resource.
The WITS Primary Program brings together schools, families, children, and communities to prevent bullying and peer victimization. The program aims to create responsive environments that support schools, classrooms, communities and families in creating safe and happy places for children to learn and grow. The WITS Program directed at children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 encourages children to make safe and positive choices when faced with peer conflict. The WITS acronym - Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, and Seek help - provides a common language so children and adults can talk about and respond to peer victimization.
To help elementary school educators, parents, and community leaders implement the evidence-based WITS Program, all training modules and resources can be now be accessed for free at www.witsprogram.ca. The program is literature-based and includes a list of children’s books that integrate WITS messages with curriculum guidelines in language arts, health, social studies and social responsibility. Evaluation results show that this program effectively reduces relational and physical violence within classrooms.
The mission of the Whole Child Program is to improve the well-being and encourage the healthy development and resiliency of children and their families through socially inclusive services that are provided collaboratively in community schools. The Whole Child Program is a school-based, family support & recreation program. They offer free recreational evenings three times weekly to all families: Tuesdays at Selkirk Elementary, Wednesdays at Whitehorse Elementary, and Thursdays at Elijah Smith Elementary. All of the recreational programs are free. Regular activities at the Open School nights can include open gym, open computer lab, crafts or cooking with kids, parenting workshops and monthly free Family Swim Nights.
A useful tool to help shape a healthy, safe and friendly environment for all who live, learn and work in schools.
This document reveals how nutrition interventions in schools benefit the entire community, and how healthy eating contributes to decreasing the risks of today's leading health problems.
This document includes a chapter on national strategies in the ten most populous countries and a chapter on collaborative efforts to strengthen school health promotion in countries with large school-age populations.
This document will assist school and community leaders in efforts that promote the health of young people through schools. It provides practical guidance, tools and descriptions of and tips from Health-Promoting Schools around the world.
This document is part of the WHO Information Series on School Health prepared for WHO’s Global School Health Initiative and the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health. Its purpose is to strengthen efforts to educate young people about the benefits of physical activity and to help schools provide opportunities for students and school personnel to be physically active. It is published in support of an international partnership that is Focusing Resources on Effective School Health.
The purpose of this document is to define key concepts and explain how skills-based health education, including life skills, fits into the broader context of what schools can do to improve education and health.
This document discusses a range of environmental conditions that exist in a variety of school environments. It presents strategies to improve the health, education and development of children, families, and community members and aims to help communities recognize, manage, and avoid physical, chemical and biological threats that may exist in or near their schools.
This paper demonstrates that tobacco use prevention programmes have a positive impact on the health of children and adolescents and that comprehensive tobacco use prevention programmes in schools work and effectively reduce tobacco consumption.
This document explains how violence affects the well being and learning potential of millions of children around the world. It provides interventions that can reduce violence through schools.
This document provides an overview of WHO's Global School Health Initiative.
This site was designed to provide factual information on drugs and their related physical and social effects. It calls on every individual to make informed choices, realizing that the choices we make today affect the choices we can make tomorrow, impacting those around us: our families, friends, communities and society as a whole.
This site was developed as part of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse’s (CCSA) Drug Prevention Strategy for Canada’s Youth.
The YMCA was established over 160 years ago as a charity dedicated to the health of both individuals and communities. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities through all stages of life. Through YMCA financial assistance programs, the YMCA is accessible to all.
YAC provides day and after-school programs that promote trust, respect, and resposibility in youth at risk and youth under the direction of the justice system. Program topics include anger management, drug awareness, and self-esteem.
The Yukon Food for Leaning Association supports school-based nutrition programs across the territory and encourages life-long healthy eating programs.
YWCA Canada is the country’s oldest largest women's multi-service organization. With 34 Member Associations operating in more than 400 districts and communities across the country, their Turning Point Programs for Women address personal safety, economic security and well-being. – reach out to 1 million women and girls in nine provinces and one territory.