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Healthy School Communities

The Canadian Alliance for Healthy School Communities (CAHSC) is a collaboration of stakeholders spanning the interest of both health and education working together to advance healthy school communities across Canada. 

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Our shared vision: is for every school in Canada to be a healthy school community.

Our call to action: We believe that the physical and social environment in which young people spend a high proportion of every weekday has profound effects on their physical, emotional and mental health.  We believe that by brokering and strengthening collaboration and partnerships we can strengthen school capacity as a healthy setting for growth and development. 

Our collective impact: focuses on strengthening equitable collaboration and knowledge exchange to support leaders and decision-makers in creating the conditions for K-12 school communities to fully embrace wellbeing.

Our Stewardship Group:  Physical and Health Education (PHE) Canada alongside the Canadian Association of School Administrators (CASSA), Dedicated Action for School Health (DASH) in British Columbia, Ever Active Schools in Alberta (EAS), and Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (Ophea) in Ontario established the Canadian Alliance for Healthy School Communities (the Alliance).

Our invitation:  The Alliance invites all organizations and individuals who share the Alliance’s vision to join.

Our Members:

  • attend 3 meetings and set priorities for action
  • plan, develop and implement Alliance activities and initiatives
  • provide endorsement of public documents as appropriate
  • ensure continuity in representation and attendance in meetings
  • communicate common messages by speaking on behalf of the collective
  • participate on working groups

To find out more, contact an Alliance stewardship committee member

  • Melanie Davis - melaniedavis@phecanada.ca
  • Brian Torrance - brian@everactive.org
  • Chris Markham - chris@ophea.org
  • Ken Bain - ken_bain@cassa-acgcs.ca
  • Faye Willick - fwillick@dashbc.ca