Culture & Identity

Culture & Identity


Inclusion is not just the smart thing to do; it is also the right thing to do. Excluding members of society from full participation due to prejudice, discrimination…

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General Health & Well-Being

General Health & Well-Being


The SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey covered many aspects of youth health and well-being. This toolkit includes guidelines, resources and tools related to oral (dental) health,…

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Injury & Risk

Injury & Risk


In Canada, unintentional injury is the number one cause of death for people ages 1 to 34, and one child dies every day on average from an…

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Mental Health

Mental Health


“Mental health is a state of well-being in which you can realize your own potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and make a…

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Nutrition

Nutrition


Food nourishes the body and gives us energy to get through each day. Healthy eating is fundamental to good health and is a key element in healthy…

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Physical Activity

Physical Activity


Only 35% of 5- to 17- year-olds are reaching their recommended physical activity levels as outlined in the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. In…

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Sexual Health

Sexual Health


Sexual health is a vital and integral part of overall health and well-being throughout one’s life, integrating the emotional, physical, cognitive and social aspects of sexuality. One’s…

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Substance Use

Substance Use


Youth is a time of significant growth and change. It is often when risky behaviours take place and substance use begins. These behaviours can result in consequences…

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Tobacco

Tobacco


Based on 2017 data from Health Canada and Statistics Canada,  15.1% of Canadians (approximately 4.6 million) were current smokers and smoking prevalence was lowest among youth aged…

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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.

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