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…

Initiatives Options

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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,…

30 Days of Mindfulness in the Classroom

Incorporate mindfulness into your classroom with Calm’s 30 Days of Mindfulness in the Classroom guide. Access a new activity each day complete with a lesson plan for easy implementation. There is something for everyone from breathing exercises, meditations,…

Get Ready for Go By Bike Week

Biking to school is a great way to fit physical activity into a child’s day. Promote active transportation in your school and classroom by registering for Go By Bike Week. This annual event runs from May 31st to June 6th, and there are lots of ways…

Sea to Sky’s Wellness Baskets for Indigenous Support Staff

School District #48 Sea to Sky received a DASH BC District Mental Well-being Grant in early 2019. They chose to use this grant to support the district’s Indigenous Support Staff by providing them with culturally relevant and meaningful wellness opportunities.…

Vaping: The More You Know

DASH, with support from the McCreary Centre Society and our public health partners, has recently launched our Vaping: The More You Know initiative! This initiative seeks to empower youth to take more control over their well-being and behaviours related…

Peace River North (SD 60) Connects with Local Organizations to Support Staff Well-being

Peace River North (SD 60) partnered with local organizations to host staff well-being sessions with topics ranging from workshops on anxiety to guided painting and yoga classes. The wide range of topics were selected intentionally to address the diversity…

Question Persuade Refer – Suicide Prevention Training

DASH BC is happy to offer the Question Persuade Refer Suicide Prevention Training to our school communities across BC. DASH’s own Comprehensive School Health Facilitator and Certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor Lauren will teach participants how to recognize…