The SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey 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 Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey allows information to be gathered at a local level, with the findings shared with the participating schools and school divisions or school 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 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.
The SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey 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. The second cycle of the survey was administered across Saskatchewan from March 4 to May 3, 2019. SAYCW Research Officers are in the process of preparing the data for analysis and reporting back to participating schools and school divisions or school authorities.
A public provincial-level report of the 2015 SAYCW survey data was released in December 2016. The provincial report includes data from all participating schools and school divisions or school authorities where possible. Participating schools and school divisions or school 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 2015 SAYCW survey reports and results here.
SAYCW Research Officers are working to prepare school reports, school division / authority reports, a provincial report, and other knowledge translation products (posters, summaries) based on the 2019 SAYCW survey. These reports and knowledge translation products will be released to the appropriate audiences as they become available in 2019.
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, and other Saskatchewan stakeholders on the SAYCW Youth Health Survey 2015, the results reports, and the Healthy Schools and Communities grant. We hope to learn from you to improve SAYCW’s work in conducting our next Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey in 2019, preparing the results reports, and translating the knowledge into health promoting action.