News and Updates
October 3, 2017

Healthy Schools Network Update

Reminder: HSN School Grants available October 9th, 2017

Applications for the Healthy Schools Network (HSN) School Grants will be accepted from October 9th-November 10th, 2017, with the grants focusing on a new overarching theme of mental well-being. The focus this year will be on Well-Being in a Real-World Context

The HSN School Grant is a $750 grant opportunity that supports public, First Nations and independent schools to use inquiry-based, whole school approaches to address mental well-being priorities. This grant provides financial support for schools as they transform the way they address mental well-being across various aspects of the school environment.

Successful applications will have an inquiry focus on the promotion of mental well-being as it relates to students’ learning, health and development and will connect their work to two overarching questions:

1.     How is it feasible to promote mental well-being through all environments that promote student learning, health, and success?

2.     How does mental well-being impact the ‘whole child’?

Preference will be given to applications that address the whole school environment with actions across interrelated learning areas or that link to community initiatives. Consideration will be given to equitable regional distribution of approved applications across the province.  Due to a finite amount of funding available for school grants, applications will only be accepted from October 9th-November 10th, 2017 through apply.dashbc.ca (please note that you will need to set up a free account in order to submit an application).

If you have applied for an HSN School Grant in the past, we encourage you to apply again this year! Just remember that in order to apply for a grant, you must post your previous grant’s year-end story on the Healthy Schools BC Stories Map. If you need any support in sharing your story, please contact us at sali@dashbc.ca

If you have any questions about the HSN or the HSN School Grants, please contact Sonia at 604-681-0600, ext. 250 or at sali@dashbc.ca

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Health.