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…

Congratulations to our 2020/2021 Healthy School Communities Certification Schools

Congratulations to the 15 schools who have registered for year two of our Healthy School Communities Certification Pilot! This pilot is designed to support and increase the capacity of schools to promote the health and well-being of their entire school…

Upper Pine School Helps Students Explore New Foods

Upper Pine Elementary & Junior Secondary School in Rose Prairie, BC are one of two schools in BC that are part of the APPLE Schools initiative. For one of their activities to engage students in healthy behaviours, they have been hosting bi-weekly…

ISPARC 2021 Equipment Grant Applications Are Now Open

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (ISPARC) is currently accepting applications for its winter edition of the Equipment Grant Program. Equipment awarded from this grant must be used to promote healthy active lifestyles for…

Support DASH Through Holiday Shopping

Planning on buying gift cards for your teacher, friends, coaches, or music instructors? We can help! Support DASH by buying your gift cards through Fundscrip. For each purchase you make, between 2-6% of the funds go to DASH without any further costs to…

Richmond Senior Secondary School Puts DASH iPads to Great Use

Richmond Senior Secondary (RSS) School was one of the lucky recipients of our iPad contest last spring. These iPads were granted to RSS’s Life Skills Program, which supports students who have special needs. The technology and applications that the…

Congratulations to Our SMART Bike Contest Winning Schools

Thanks to a generous donation through Heart Press, DASH received 150 Ergonomix SMART Bikes to donate to schools to help them support the health and well-being of their students. We asked BC schools to tell us how they would use the SMART bikes in support…

Free Resource – WITS Home Activity Kits

DASH is proud to partner with WITS Foundation to provide 50 free Home Activity Kits thanks to the Bateman Foundation. These kits are designed with positive messages of kindness and inclusion. The Home Activity Kit includes books and a variety of indoor…