Register Today for Healthy School Communities Certification 2020-2021

New to Healthy School Communities Certification? Follow these steps to register your school: Step 1: Email DASH with the following information: Healthy School Lead  Contact Healthy School Lead’s Email School Name School District School…

Take Me Outside Day is October 21st, 2020

Take Me Outside Day is a day for schools to extend the classroom beyond four walls and a desk and engage with school grounds and natural areas. Whether you are new to using an outdoor classroom or a seasoned veteran, DASH’s new Outdoor Classroom Resource…

Faye Willick on Stigma-Free Society’s Wellness Chats

Faye Willick, Executive Director at DASH, sat down with Nisha Khare as part of Stigma-Free Society’s Wellness Chat series on Facebook Live. They discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on student and staff well-being in schools across British Columbia…

Registration for the Healthy School Community Certification Pilot Opens October 13th, 2020

DASH’s Healthy School Community Certification (HSCC) pilot is back for year 2! The HSCC’s 6-step process is designed to support and increase the capacity of schools to address a priority health topic. Register for the 2020-21 school year to gain recognition…

SMART Bike Giveaway Contest

We are offering schools in British Columbia the chance to win up to 25 brand new SMART bikes (approximate value of $900/bike including software) to help support the physical and mental well-being of students. Preliminary data shows that children and…

Healthy at Home Resources for the Classroom

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures, DASH compiled a collection of resources to support student and staff well-being while students learned from a distance. As schools across the province return to in-class instruction this September…

iPads Support Environmental Stewardship at Jessie Lee Elementary

Jessie Lee Elementary in Surrey, B. C., was one of four schools to win a set of 10 iPads through DASH’s iPad contest. They wanted to introduce students to more environmental stewardship opportunities, and decided to create a native plant pollinator…

Good Medicine: Online Scavenger Hunts and Activities Raise Spirits in Sts’ailes

The Sts’ailes health department, Yeqwethet, has gone online in an effort to keep wellness at the forefront of community within physical distancing measures. In addition to moving yoga classes online, Yeqwethet is also encouraging families to stay active…

National Health and Fitness Day is June 6th

It can be challenging to stay active with restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Health and Fitness Foundation and their partner organizations have teamed up to help you rethink how to keep moving during this unprecedented time. National…

School Staff Well-being

Are you a teacher, educational assistant, administrator, or school counsellor in an elementary or secondary school in BC? Well, DASH would like to hear from you! DASH is seeking input to inform future programming for staff well-being initiatives in BC.…