Healthy Schools BC Newsletter
June 2015

Stay Connected to the Healthy Schools Movement in BC
There are plenty of ways to stay connected to the healthy schools movement! Follow DASH on social media for all your healthy schools news and happenings.

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Grant Opportunities 

CSSN/TD Award for Excellence Against LGBTQ Youth Bullying

Deadline: June 26, 2015


BCCPAC Gaming Grant

Deadline: June 30, 2015 


Deadline: Aug. 27, 2015


HCTF Education GO Grant
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015


Cherniavsky's 'Mr. Music' Fund

Deadline: Oct. 16, 2015


Arts in Education Council of BC Fund

Deadline: Oct. 16, 2015 


Swim to Survive School Grant Program 



McCreary Youth Action Grant



RBC Children's Mental Health Project Fund


ParticipACTION Teen Physical Activity Grant



BC Youth in Agriculture Foundation Grant


View other healthy school grant opportunities here.

Video of the Month: 

Watch the Healthy Schools Leadership Symposium Experience video to see how our event displayed and encouraged the growth of leading edge healthy schools practice in BC. 

 Read more about the Symposium. 
The Healthy Schools BC Newsletter is brought to you by DASH BC. Our vision is that ALL children and youth in BC will realize their full potential as healthy learners who feel connected and engaged in their community
We are a non-profit society that inspires our partners and stakeholders to improve the health and learning of students in BC by promoting, supporting and facilitating a healthy schools approach. Visit our website for more information


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Featured Articles

Get Your Schools Ready to Walk! 

Register today for Walk and Wheel to School 2015


DASH BC is excited to present the 8th annual Walk and Wheel to School event as part of International Walk to School Month (iWalk). Join students, teachers, parents, and community members across BC and celebrate the many benefits of walking or biking to school. This year's event will take place October 5th-9th, 2015. Click here for more information and registration.  

2015 Summer Institutes and Workshops 

Continue your professional development 


Summer is a great time to promote your professional development! Organizations around the province are putting on a variety of summer institutes, workshops, and conferences. Click here to check out some of these fantastic learning opportunities!

DASH Update

Leading and Learning  

Highlights from the 2015 Healthy Schools Leadership Symposium 


On May 4th and 5th, DASH BC hosted our 9th annual Healthy Schools Leadership Symposium in partnership with Healthy Schools BC! Click here to read about the highlights from this year's event. 

Stay Connected This Summer

Follow DASH BC on Facebook and Twitter 


School may be on its way out for summer, but DASH isn't! Stay connected with us on social media, where we will continue to share healthy schools updates throughout July and August. You can check us out anytime on Facebook and Twitter 

The Healthy Schools BC Newsletter will be back in September 2015. From all of us at DASH, have a great summer!

School Connectedness

How to Make the Most of Professional Learning Opportunities  

One of the six strategies for supporting school connectedness


It can be challenging to get the professional learning that will enable you to strengthen school connectedness and confidently meet the diverse cognitive, emotional, and social needs of your students. When you have finally taken that long-awaited workshop, how many times have the course materials sat in your reading basket unopened for months? We've all been there! Let's take a fresh look at how to make the most of learning opportunities - it can be as simple as finding a learning buddy or two, and embarking on a learning journey together! Click here to read more.
Healthy Schools Stories

Authentic Engagement at Ucluelet Secondary School

Students connect with local Nations elders 


The Nuu-chah-nulth studies class at Ucluelet Secondary School invited local First Nations elders into the classroom to reinforce past practices of traditional teachings. Elders passed on traditional knowledge to youth through hands-on work with cedar, and the students were meaningfully engaged in their learning. Click here to read their story!


HSN Schools, don't forget-we want to hear from all of you! Please share your experience on our Stories map by the end of the school year. Feel free to contact us at for support!
Healthy School Resources

Be Sun and Water Smart This Summer 

Help the young people in your life stay safe


Summer is almost here! As we begin to spend more time outdoors and gear up for sunny days at the beach and the pool, it's important to refresh our sun and water safety knowledge. Click here to learn more. 

Plan Your Celebrations for Farm to School Month! 

What will your school do?

The second annual Canadian National Farm to School Month is kicking off in October 2015!  Farm to School month is a celebration of all the great things happening across our country to connect children and youth to healthy, local and sustainably produced foods. Click here for more information and fun ideas. 

Healthy Living for Teens

New resource available from Healthy Families BC 


The new Healthy Living for Teens booklet was created for youth, with youth. It contains tips that will help teens to feel their best and make the most of their potential, and it is available in both English and French on the Healthy Schools BC website here.