Current Initiatives

DASH’s Healthy School Certification Pilot

DASH has enrolled 11 schools to take part in DASH’s Healthy Schools Certification pilot for the 2019-2020 school year. This initiative, based on Ontario Physical and Health Education Association’s program, recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community.

By completing the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process over the course of the school year these pilot schools will earn points and apply to be certified in April 2020.

Goals of DASH’s Healthy Schools Certification –

  • Support and increase the capacity of schools to address a priority health topic through the effective implementation of the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process
  • Celebrate and formally recognise an individual school’s achievements relating to Healthy Schools

To learn more about the program see Ophea’s Introductory Webinar.

Have a question or want to be involved for the 2020-2021 school year? Feel free to contact us to find out more. 

DASH BC District Mental Well-being Grants 

The grant application period for DASH BC District Well-being Grants is now closed. 

DASH BC District Mental Well-being Grants support education and health-sector partners to work together on initiatives that focus on mental well-being of staff as a way to improve the mental well-being of all members the school district community. These grants are funded in partnership between DASH and the McConnell Foundation.

Healthy Schools BC

Healthy Schools BC (HSBC) strengthens health-education partnerships and supports effective implementation of healthy school initiatives using a comprehensive school health approach (CSH). CSH is an evidenced-based “whole school” approach that supports students’ health and academic achievements through four interrelated components: social and physical environment, teaching and learning, healthy school policy and partnerships and service.

DASH manages the Healthy Schools BC program and its website. As such, we create and disseminate provincial tools and support the collaboration between health and education sector partners.

To learn more about Healthy Schools BC  please visit www.healthyschoolsbc.ca

Healthy Schools BC Regional Grants

Healthy Schools BC Regional Grants support education and health-sector partners to work together on initiatives that support healthy schools, with a focus on promoting mental health and well-being, and Indigenous ways of wellness. The grant application process is now closed for the 2018-2019 school year.  We thank the Ministry of Health for funding these grants.

Healthy Schools BC First Nation School Grants

Healthy Schools BC First Nations School Grants are intended to support First Nations schools in implementing Indigenous ways of wellness across a whole-school environment. This funding stream is now closed. We thank the Ministry of Health for funding these grants.