News & Updates

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…

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…

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…

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…