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National School Health Resources

Active Healthy Kids Canada
Active Healthy Kids Canada is committed to inspiring the nation to to engage all children and youth in physical activity. The organization strives to advance knowledge to effect change through its annual report card - a comprehensive assessment of the current state of physical activity among children and youth.

Canadian Association for School Health
CASH is a national association composed of provincial/territorial coalitions whose members promote the health of children and youth through school-related health promotion.

Canadian School Physical Activity and Nutrition Network
CANSPANN has been developed as a sustainable, pan-Canadian network for enhancing the production and use of innovative, trans-disciplinary, school-based youth physical activity and nutrition research that is related to the school and physical environment of the school.

Communities and Schools Promoting Health
This website acts as a gateway to information on comprehensive school health and health promoting schools. It provides links to research, reports, planning tools, lessons plans and more. 

International School Health Network
The ISHN is an informal network of practitioners, researchers, international agencies and government officials that is recognized by the World Health Organization and developed in cooperation with the International Union for Health Promotion and Education.

Joint Consortium for School Health
The Joint Consortium for School Health was established by provincial, territorial and federal governments to facilitate and initiate cooperation across the health and education sectors.

Physical and Health Education Canada
PHE Canada is a national, charitable voluntary-sector organization dedicated to influencing the healthy development of children and youth by advocating for quality, school-based physical and health education.

Provincial School Health (Selected) Resources

Newfoundland and Labrador

Living Healthy Schools
The provincial government's school health promotion branch that shares information on the creative strategies students, teachers, families, and communities are carrying out to make their schools a healthy place to learn.

School Food Guidelines for Administrators and Caterers
A set of guidelines designed for school administrators and caterers that are to be used alongside the official school district healthy eating policies in the province.

Nova Scotia

Active Kids Healthy Kids
The goal of this strategy is to increase children and families participation in daily physical activity. The strategy includes eleven provincial programs, such as Tumblebugs, Everybody Gets to Play, HIGH FIVE, and Active and Safe Routes to School.

Health Promoting Schools
A partnership led by the Nova Scotia Department of Education and the Department of Health Promotion and Protection, and comprising the province's eight school boards, the Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey, district health authorities, and community members.

Food and Nutrition Policy for Nova Scotia Schools
This resource focuses on increasing access to healthy, safe, and affordable food and beverages in Nova Scotia public schools.

New Brunswick

NB Wellness Strategy
A provincial strategy to increase awareness and change behaviours by promoting things like healthy eating and physical activity for the entire population.

Active Kids Toolkit/Training Program
This program offers resources and training for those who work with or take care of young children to enhance the daily physical activity opportunities they offer.

Food and Nutrition Policy for NB Schools
This NB policy was developed to contribute to the health and well being of New Brunswick students by developing healthful eating habits through education and to do so in an economically, socially, and environmentally responsible manner.


Quebec en Forme
An organization that works to promote healthy lifestyles among young Quebecois. Quebec en Forme works with local community stakeholders to help them implement successful healthy living projects in the community.

Community Learning Centres (CLC) Initiative
Community Learning Centres are partnerships that provide a range of services and activities, often beyond the school day, to help meet the needs of learners, their families, and the wider community.

Quebec Healthy Schools Guide (2005)
This guide was developed as a practical framework for schools and the broader community to understand the relationships between educational success and the health and well-being of youth.


ON Healthy Schools Coalition
A broad-based, provincial coalition that envisions the education for all Ontario youth as within the walls of a 'healthy school'.

Healthy Schools Recognition Program
This program promotes healthy behaviours and practices in Ontario public schools. Participating schools pledge to take on a healthy activity in their school.


Healthy Schools Manitoba
A government initiative to increase access to nutritious foods in schools with more emphasis on physical activity for students from K to 12.

Manitoba in motion
A provincial strategy to help all Manitobans make physical activity part of their daily lives. Schools are one setting for this initiative; they are encouraged to give students the opportunity to participate in 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week.

Manitoba School Nutrition Handbook
This handbook helps schools promote healthy eating and provides guidelines for school administrators in making better decisions about what food will be available and promoted in their schools.


Healthy Foods for My School
By using Nutrition Facts as a guideline, this guide gives Saskatchewan youth tips on choosing healthier packaged foods in school settings.


Healthy U Alberta
A campaign to educate and encourage Albertans to be more physically active and eat healthier.

Ever Active Schools (EAS)
Ever Active School partners with school communities and provides a variety of supports and services, including planning assistance, sharing and networking, and best practice gathering and sharing.

Alberta Coalition for Healthy School Communities (ACHSC) - Consensus Statement
The ACHSC is a registered non-profit society representing a network of individuals and organizations committed to promoting and fostering healthy school communities through comprehensive school health approaches.

Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth
A childcare, school and recreation/community centre resource manual.

British Columbia

BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program
A program that encourages BC children to eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables they need; fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables are delivered to participating schools free of charge.

The Directorate of Agencies for School Health (DASH BC) is a network of local, regional, and provincial organizations and individuals including teachers, parents and community members who are interested in promoting a comprehensive school health approach in the various school health initiatives it mobilizes across the province.


Active Yukon Schools
A school based initiative from the Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY) that furthers the integration of daily physical activity and healthy living.