News and Updates
June 6, 2018

Update Regarding Action Schools! BC for the Upcoming School Year

Action Schools! BC supports and resources will not be offered during the 2018-19 year

 

Since 2005, Action Schools! BC has promoted healthy living to teachers and students across the province through evidence-based approaches to supporting healthy eating and physical activity. 

In the 2016-2017 school year, an updated model of Action Schools! BC was implemented that remained focused on physical activity and healthy eating, but also introduced an enhanced approach to supporting comprehensive school health and job-embedded professional development. While there were a number of successes associated with the updated model, there is an opportunity to continue to evolve the program to better meet the emerging priorities of both the education and health sectors. 

During the next school year, attention will turn to developing an enhanced approach that better reflects the broader health-related needs of BC’s children and youth, and that supports students to understand and experience the many aspects of well-being across physical, mental, and social health domains. Recognizing that school-health partners play a pivotal role in achieving this goal, educators, school districts, health authorities and NGOs will be engaged to help determine the path forward towards this goal. While this engagement and program redesign work occurs, Action Schools! BC supports and resources will not be offered during the 2018-2019 school year. 

The Ministry of Health would like to take this opportunity to thank DASH BC for its leadership related to Action Schools! BC, and to also thank the numerous individuals and organizations across the province whose hard work, dedication and enthusiasm supported the program. 

Please contact Christie Docking, Manager, Healthy Schools for the BC Ministry of Health (Christie.Docking@gov.bc.ca) with any questions.