Important Update to Healthy Schools and Communities Grant

November 1, 2016 –

Due to a delay in the release of the SAYCW Youth Health Survey provincial report we are going to adjust the eligibility requirements for this application period of the SAYCW Healthy Schools and Communities Grant.

Though it was not necessary to have participated in the Youth Health Survey to be eligible to apply for the grant, we had previously asked that applicants relate their action or initiative to the survey in some way by using information from one or more school, school division, health region or provincial report.

But given that the provincial report will not be available before the application period closes on November 16, we are removing this requirement and allowing all to apply, whether or not they reviewed any level of report (for this application period). 

The online application form will still ask that applicants outline the survey themes addressed by their action or initiative (e.g. Nutrition, Physical activity, Mental health, Substance use, Sexual health, School engagement and support, Oral health, Sun safety, Sleep).


Click here for more information about the SAYCW Healthy Schools and Communities Grant.



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.

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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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