The Saskatchewan Alliance for Youth and Community Well-being (SAYCW) is a partnership between health, education and other community stakeholders dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the Saskatchewan population.
SAYCW carries out a province-wide survey that captures valuable information about the current health and well-being of youth in grades 7 to 12. The first cycle of the Youth Health Survey (YHS) was conducted in 2015, with approximately 9,200 students who participated.
All participating schools received reports specific to the findings in their school, and all participating school divisions received reports specific to the findings in their participating schools. A public provincial-level report was released in December 2016.
The survey and reports cover 11 health topics, more information and a copy of the survey can be found here. Information provided in the reports can help stakeholders to identify and address priority health issues at a local level.
Our Community Action Coordinator is able to support schools and communities in making sense of their YHS results. And that’s just the beginning! Our Community Action Coordinator can also help connect schools and communities to partners and resources necessary to take meaningful action on the results.
Regardless of whether they have participated in the survey, all schools and communities are invited to visit our resources page. There they will find toolkits on YHS-related topics, grant opportunities, and a community action planning guide.
Support youth and community well-being through the collaborative action of community partners working together. Through evidence, tools and resources, SAYCW supports stakeholders to turn the knowledge gained through the youth health survey into health promoting action.
SAYCW Healthy Schools and Communities Grants Now Accepting Applications
This brief questionnaire seeks feedback from schools, school divisions, health regions, and other Saskatchewan stakeholders on the SAYCW Youth Health Survey, the results reports, and the school and community grant. We hope to learn from you to improve SAYCW’s work in conducting our next Youth Health Survey, preparing the results reports, and translating the knowledge into action.