Healthy Schools BC
Healthy Schools BC, a key initiative of the Healthy Families BC (HFBC) strategy, builds the capacity of the health and education sectors to effectively implement healthy schools initiatives using a Comprehensive School Health approach. Strengthened health-education partnerships, tools for healthy school assessment and planning, and the coordination of existing school-based healthy living programs and resources combine to support improvements in students' health and learning.
Healthy Schools BC involves a partnership between the ministries of Health and Education, DASH BC, health authorities, education partners, and other key stakeholders.
Because the Health and Wellbeing of Our Students Matter
Want to get involved in creating healthy classrooms and schools but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. Healthy Schools BC brings together healthy schools information, products, programs and resources from across BC into one convenient and easy to use website, and demonstrates how these programs can work together in a planned, coordinated way under the Comprehensive School Health approach. Many of the resources available on this website are designed for education and health professionals, however can also be accessed by parents and other interested groups. With so many options available to get involved, Healthy Schools BC is your trusted source to support the health and wellbeing of your students.
Healthy Schools BC contains three main areas of support: Programs and Supports, Healthy Schools BC Resources and the Healthy Schools Stories. To find out more about each section, read more below.
Programs and Supports
Start making a difference in your classroom or school by browsing the Programs and Support section. In this section you’ll find hundreds of healthy school related programs and supports you can use in your classroom. Looking to start a school garden? How about anti-bullying and positive mental health resources? Maybe even healthy vending machine guidelines? Searching for what you need is made easy by keyword and search options.
Healthy Schools BC Resources
On this page you’ll find a number of resources from Healthy Schools BC that support creating healthy classrooms and schools. Stay up to date with healthy happenings by subscribing to the newsletter, apply for health related grants, learn where to start by using the assessment tools, or work with the Resource Guide for a step by step process to create a healthy classroom or school. Healthy Schools BC Resources page offers many custom made resources designed to support multiple aspects of health and wellness promotion in the classroom, school and school community.
Healthy Schools Stories
Have you ever wondered what healthy activities are happening in BC schools? Maybe even in your own neighborhood or school? The Healthy Schools Stories Map is a collection of healthy stories from schools around the province brought together in an interactive map. Have a story to share? It’s as easy as becoming a member of the site. Sign up here to get started and to get inspired.