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…

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…

The Great Big Crunch

What better way to celebrate Nutrition Month than participating in The Great Big Crunch on Thursday, March 11th at 11:30am PST! The Great Big Crunch is an annual moment of anti-silence in which everyone is encouraged to crunch into apples, or another…

Canadian Healthy Schools Alliance

DASH is excited to be part of the Canadian Healthy Schools Alliance! The Alliance is a network of organizations on a mission to promote health and well-being in school communities across Canada, focusing on: Solving complex problems within K-12 education…

Lunchtime Trekking at Eagle View Elementary

Eagle View Elementary in Port Hardy became a certified healthy school last year as part of DASH’s Healthy School Communities Certification. They are back again this year and already hard at work promoting physical activity and mental well-being at their…

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…