DASH – Dedicated Action for School Health is a registered charity committed to promoting, supporting and facilitating the creation of healthy school communities in BC.

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Healthy School Communities Certification

The certification is designed to build the capacity of schools to identify and address a priority health topic in their school community through the engagement of students, educators, and community partners.

Comprehensive School Health

CSH is an internationally recognized framework for supporting improvements in students’ educational outcomes while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way.

Supporting School Communities

DASH supports school communities by providing health promotion initiatives. New in 2021 is DASH’s Vaping: The More You Know.

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Register for DASH’s Healthy School Communities Certification

Get certified as a Healthy School Community through DASH's 4-step process. Guided by the internationally recognized comprehensive school health framework, Healthy School Communities Certification promotes student leadership and engagement, and builds…

Volunteers needed in Vancouver and North Vancouver

DASH is piloting two new programs in the lower mainland during the 2021-2022 school year: School Streets and Kid Commute. School Streets is an initiative that designates a car-free block in front of participating schools that only remains open to…

Draft a Statement of Reconciliation with Students

The National Film Board of Canada partnered with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to help teachers educate students about Indigenous realities. Following a theme of treaties, the resource they developed guides teachers and students to…