DASH's Inaugural Newsletter

Did you miss? Check out the first DASH Newsletter for information on DASH initiatives, a wellness corner and upcoming events and announcements. Check it out. 

Pink Shirt Day - February 26th, 2020

Pink T-Shirt Day is a campaign to spread awareness against bullying. Wearing pink on February 26th symbolizes that bullying won’t be tolerated and shows victims that they are not alone. To find out more about Pink Shirt Day and how your school can get…

Healthy School Community iPad Contest

DASH is offering 4 schools the chance to win a set of 10 iPads to be used towards making your school a healthy school community. Contest Rules The iPads will be used to support your school community in working towards health promotion initiatives…

Canadian Health Groups Take Aim at Flavoured Vapes

The Canadian Lung Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation have partnered to launch a public awareness campaign taking aim at flavoured vape products.  This pointed advertisement highlights how the products are marketed to children. To watch the…

Global School Play Day - February 5th 2020

This February 5th, 2020, leave the lesson plans behind and pack a bag of toys and games! Global School Play Day helps to increase a child’s ability to problem solve, work with others and promotes physical fitness while having fun. Aim for no screens,…

BC Govt Announces Vaping Restrictions to Protect Youth

The Province will restrict vapour product access, flavours, nicotine content, packaging and advertising, and intends to increase taxes on vapour products, to protect youth from risks associated with vaping. For more information, https://news.gov.b…

Bell Let's Talk Day - January 29th, 2020

Dedicated to moving mental health forward in Canada, Bell Let’s Talk promotes awareness and action with a strategy built on 4 key pillars: Fighting the stigma, improving access to care, supporting world-class research and leading by example in workplace…

Social Emotional Learning Supporting Kids at Home and School - Podcasts

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a hot topic in schools and parent communities right now. Check out these podcasts from Kelty Mental Health which feature local experts, Gail Markin (parent, school counsellor and District SEL Lead) and Dr. Kimberly…