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Knowledge to Action Showcase

SAYCW supports schools and communities in turning knowledge of youth health and well-being into positive action. One way SAYCW does this is by offering an opportunity for schools and communities to apply for our Healthy Schools and Communities Grant.

This page showcases health promoting initiatives funded by this grant program.

An overall report of the work accomplished by all 61 SAYCW grant-funded initiatives is also now available through the SAYCW Grant Program Evaluation – Final Report Feb 2021.

Visit often as we will be changing this page frequently, showing a variety of health promoting initiatives.

Interested in learning more about one of these projects so you can try one? Contact one of our Research Officers for more information.

Sakewew High School created a Nutrition Literacy Cooking Class that focused on healthy, inexpensive meals, traditional foods, cooking for reconciliation.
Our initiative was to create a mindfulness room and have access to mindfulness resources for students and staff at Whitewood
The Nezu Dene support group for young men put together by the School Social Worker from Northern Lights School Division
We (students, staff and partners of W.P. Bate Community School) decided to focus on Indigenous engagement because we felt it
Our youth and school community of Sutherland Elementary School determined the need to create GLAM (Girls Leading Amazing Missions) Girls
The community around Nisto Awasisak Memorial School lost one of their youth leaders, so a canoe quest in tribute of
The Green Acre Elementary School's Grade 7/8 Practical Applied Arts teacher provided students with the knowledge and opportunity to grow
Dorintosh Central School offered activities to promote wellness, healthy lifestyles, and First Nations Cultural Responsiveness. They accomplished theses goals "by
Prince Albert Collegiate Institute implemented a school wide CPR/First Aid class for 150 students through St. John Ambulance. Target student
McLurg High School created a Robotics program to engage with students more while also increasing their understanding of robotics, scripting, and
Punnichy Community High School purchased media equipment and trained students on how to use it to create a media club for
Through this grant initiative, the Yogi in Residence (YIR) program was integrated for the first time at the high school
Activate School-Wide Inclusion was an initiative implemented by Unity Composite High School to promote a positive school climate and inclusion.
Minahik Waskahigan School delivered the Families and Schools Together Program (FAST). FAST is a research based program that focuses on
OUTdoor Exploration was an initiative implemented in Moose Jaw, SK by Moose Jaw Pride and the Saskatchewan Pride Network in
The Sewing Circle Program was developed in Saskatoon by the community coordinator, parent council, two Elder parents, community members, teachers,
Teachers, administrators, students, and community members worked to revitalize the senior side of the school playground at Kitchener Community School.
As part of the Nêhiyâwiwin Cree Language and Culture Program at the Confederation Park Community School, students attend feasts, ceremonies,
Here's a press release from the Saskatchewan Health Authority on one of our grant initiatives: Thursday, October 4, 2018 in
This group was initiated by students who wanted to learn more about Indigenous culture. The Cultural Connections Group would meet

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.

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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.

Click here to read the report


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