We are excited to announce that SAYCW will be conducting its second survey cycle entitled the Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey (TYTCS) in the winter of 2019. This survey covers a wide range of topics and encourages youth to share what is really going on in their lives. It also allows schools, communities and others to have important discussions on student learning and well-being and to take action to address the survey results.
SAYCW is currently inviting schools, school divisions or school authorities to partner with us by having their students in Grades 7 to 12 complete the Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey (TYTCS).
To learn more about SAYCW and the Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey (TYTCS), view this 5 minute presentation:
Interested in having your school, school division or school authority participate in the SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey (TYTCS) 2019? Contact our School-Community Engagement Coordinator.
Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Education:
“The Ministry of Education recognizes the work of the SAYCW and is supportive of the 2019 SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey. The student feedback, follow up actions, and the grant program will help make a difference in the lives of students in our province.”
The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation:
“The Federation believes the Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey has immense potential for improving youth well-being because it collects useful data directly from youth and provides it back to school and communities in a timely way… The results of the Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey will assist the Federation in identifying areas of need for students and teachers and allow the organization to better advocate for appropriate supports for schools.”
The Saskatchewan School Boards Association:
“On behalf of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association, I am pleased to support the Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey 2019 that the Saskatchewan Alliance for Youth and Community Well-Being (SAYCW) is set to administer in Saskatchewan schools… We are also pleased that this important data stays in Saskatchewan and is made available to boards of education in the province, in support of improved student outcomes.”
The Public Health Agency of Canada (Manitoba and Saskatchewan Region)
“We value our involvement in the work of the SAYCW and look forward to ongoing provincial collaboration in using the data gathered from the survey to take action to improve health equity and the overall health and well-being of youth and communities in Saskatchewan.”
The Canadian Cancer Society
“Participating in the Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey 2019 provides schools with custom analysis of issues facing its students and an opportunity to partner with stakeholders to address those issues. We encourage schools to take advantage of this valuable opportunity.”
SAYCW received approval from the University of Saskatchewan Research Ethics Board in April 2018 to conduct a pilot study of the revised survey tool to be used in the second survey cycle. In preparation for survey cycle 2, SAYCW reviewed relevant literature and consulted over 50 field experts, content experts and community stakeholders to ensure that the survey tool included questions that would be most relevant to Saskatchewan schools, communities and organizations interested in improving youth health and well-being.
The pilot study consists of two phases. In phase 1, approximately 200 students in Grades 7 to 12 will complete an online version of the survey which will help to test the online system and new technology features in the survey, and to obtain feedback on the new and revised questions from the first survey cycle. The online survey will be refined and converted into a paper version (for remote schools with limited computer resources) and translated into French (online survey). Approximately 100 students will complete these two versions of the survey tool in phase 2 of the pilot study. This will help to verify that the refinements made from phase 1 were effective and will test the paper and French versions of the survey tool in terms of functionality.
Click on the link below to view the most recent version of the Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey 2019 that is currently being tested with students from Grades 7 to 12.
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.