Supporting Student Connection

DASH’s popular Healthy at School and Home resource collection is back. This past year the COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for schools and students. One challenge has been finding ways to stay socially connected while following public health…

Picking Priority Health Topics

The first month of 2021 flew by and it feels like it will be spring before we know it! We are excited to see that the fifteen schools participating in DASH’s Healthy School Communities Certification pilot have been working through Steps 1-3 over the…

Global School Play Day is February 3rd, 2021

Join educators across the world in celebrating Global School Play Day! Unstructured play can encourage creativity, problem solving, teamwork and physical activity, all while having fun. Encourage students to bring their favourite toys and games to school…

New Hazelton Elementary uses iPads to Document their Environmental Footprint

In the Spring of 2020, New Hazelton Elementary School from Northern B. C., was one of four schools to win a set of 10 iPads from DASH. The school reported that they arrived just in time to support student learning from a distance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now…

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…

Volunteers Needed for the Amazing School Streets Program!

DASH BC, in partnership with the City of Vancouver and Vancouver School Board, are expanding the Vancouver School Streets Program for the upcoming school year. 25% of families reported cycling more and 32% of families reported walking more during the…

DASH is Looking for Walking School Bus Leaders

Want to help children get a healthy start to their day? Do you love walking and active transportation? DASH is seeking responsible, enthusiastic, and caring individuals to be leaders for the Kid Commute: A Walking School Bus program, which is taking…

Healthy School Communities Certification Year 3

Registration opens soon for year 3 of the Healthy School Communities Certification (HSCC)! The certification is an evidence-based 4-step process that guides schools in planning and implementing activities to address a priority health topic. Certified…

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Congratulations to the 2020/2021 certified Healthy School Communities!

Over the past school year, many BC schools worked hard to complete DASH’s Healthy School Communities Certification. Despite challenges related to the pandemic, 10 schools were successful in becoming certified healthy schools! Throughout the school…

Vaping: The More You Know

DASH recently launched a new initiative called Vaping: The More You Know. This three-part initiative empowers youth to take more control over their well-being and behaviours related to vaping. This initiative was piloted in 4 schools across B.C. and is…

New Resources on the DASH Website

We’ve been adding to the Healthy at School and Home resource bank with a variety of curriculum-connected activities and lesson plans. These resources cover important topics, such as mental well-being, expressing gratitude, taking action against bullying,…