SAYCW members are organizations and individuals from various sectors with a shared interest in improving the health and well-being of youth and communities in Saskatchewan. SAYCW strives to be inclusive of a diversity of voices, and welcomes all! Members contribute through the Steering Committee and/or one of our Working Groups or Committees.
SAYCW achieves its mandate through the work of SAYCW staff and SAYCW members who contribute to Working Groups and Committees that are formed by the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is co-chaired Health Quality Council (HQC) and Directors and Superintendents of Saskatchewan (LEADS).
Temporarily on hold, SAYCW has the following Working Groups and Committees:
Survey Development and Implementation Working Group
Data Analysis Working Group
Data Access Review Committee
Knowledge to Action Working Group
SAYCW Grants Working Group
SAYCW Grants Review Committee
The Working Groups and Committees consist of SAYCW members and others as required. Working Groups report progress to and seek guidance from the Steering Committee. Working Groups have developed their own Terms of Reference, work plans and budget requirements. Working Groups meet monthly or less, as work requires.
SAYCW also regularly seeks input and feedback from experts in the survey topic areas, through groups called Communities of Practice.
If you or your organization feels that you/they have something to contribute and gain from membership in a Working Group or Committee, feel free to express your interest to the SAYCW Project Manager.
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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.
Youth-focused Mental Health Action Report shines light on challenges and ignites movement for solutions
A new report released this week is bringing attention to mental health challenges faced by more than 10,000 youth across the province—and actions at the grassroots level to ignite change.
This report provides a brief review of the scientific literature on COVID-19 and its effects on youth health, with particular emphasis on mental health. SAYCW shares relevant data from the pre-pandemic, 2019 SAYCW survey – these findings show how stressors and unhealthy behaviours that have been worsened by the pandemic (e.g., worry, connection with others, screen time, etc.) had impacted Saskatchewan youths’ health and well-being prior to the pandemic. Suggested health promotion actions to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and improve youth health and well-being are also shared.