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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.

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
Here is a testimonial from the project lead of Youth Rising, an educational project on interpersonal violence that the SAYCW grant
SAYCW was able to sponsor the Rossignol Robotics Team during the school year 2016-2017 through our grant program. Here is
This school improved the mental health of their students through Mental Health Awareness Movie Nights A movie was selected from a
This grant recipient purchased pedal desks to help students focus, increase physical activity, improve mood and sleep, reduce stress and
The Heart of the Youth Pow-Wow: Empowering Youth, Strengthening our Community was a youth-led, youth-focused event, which recognized that the
Nutrition in Schools and Daycares For the third year in a row, nutrition workers from across northern Saskatchewan came together
This is a video of the Westmount Community School Outdoor Métis Cultural Classroom, a recipient of a SAYCW Healthy Schools

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 Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Report - 2019 Survey Findings
The SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Report – 2019 Survey Findings was released in November 2020. This report shares important descriptive data – like the percentage of...

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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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