The SAYCW Youth Health Survey (YHS) is an opportunity for schools and communities to better understand the health and well-being of their youth. We know that education and health are interdependent – healthy students are better learners. The SAYCW Youth Health Survey allows information to be gathered at a local level, with the findings shared with the participating schools and school divisions or authorities for their use. The survey is tailored to help schools and communities answer questions that are important to them, and questions that they feel they do not have enough information on, so that they can work together to take action that is right for them.
The SAYCW Youth Health Survey (YHS) is open to all schools in the province and is an opportunity to learn more about the health and well-being of youth. It covers a variety of health topics and more information can be found here. The first cycle of the survey was completed by 9,230 students from 116 schools across 18 school divisions and authorities in 2015. If your school or school division would like to participate in our next survey cycle, contact our Project Manager. The more schools that participate in the survey, the more we can learn about the health and well-being of youth in our province, which enables stakeholders to make appropriate decisions in their efforts to promote youth health and well-being.
A public provincial-level report of SAYCW data was released in December 2016. The provincial report includes data from all participating schools/school divisions and authorities where possible. Participating schools and school divisions or authorities have received school-specific reports that they may share with others at their discretion. Many schools wish to work with others in their communities to promote youth health and well-being based on their survey findings. Learn more about SAYCW reports and results here.
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 2016 Provincial Youth Health Report
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.