The Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition(OHSC) is an Ontario-wide, broad-based coalition, with members from public health units, school boards, hospitals, mental health agencies, universities, health-related organizations, education-related organizations, and parent and student organizations, working to promote healthy schools so students can achieve academic success and well-being.
2018 School Health Guideline
The purpose of this guideline is to provide direction to boards of health on required approaches to developing and implementing programs and services that contribute to achieving optimal health of school-aged children and youth through partnerships and collaboration with school boards and schools
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Healthy Schools Toolkit
This toolkit developed by OHSC is an excellent resource for educators, parents, public health and community leaders... take a look
Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition
2019 Healthy Schools Conference
Shaping Success: Healthy Staff, Healthy Students
May 14th and 15th 2019
Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville Ontario
Call for Presenters
The Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition invites those interested in presenting at the 2019 Conference to submit a proposal to the planning committee by October 1st 2018.
This year’s conference will focus on Student and Staff Well-being.
Preference will be given to presenters with:
Applicants are also being sought to lead wellness breaks during the conference (e.g. yoga, physical activity, mindfulness).
Please click HERE to apply. Applications are due on October 1st, 2018.
If the link does not work, please copy and paste the following text into your web browser: https://goo.gl/forms/qqJNwYJCNuUHfl3n1
Please direct any questions to: Carissa Kanters, OHSC Conference Planning Committee
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