September’s Theme is: Healthy Schools

The Healthy Schools initiative is a partnership of educators, students and the community that is designed to promote the physical, emotional and social health of the school community.

A Healthy Schools approach follows a six-step process and uses the Ministry of Education’s Foundations for a Healthy School framework. The purpose is to engage the whole school community to take action on health topics that are important to them.

Becoming a Healthy School:

  •  Enhances physical, emotional and social health
  •  Improves academic achievement
  •  Improves student, family and community engagement
  • Complements school improvement plans

How can your school get involved?

Talk to your school administration and follow the six-step process.

Call Public Health at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4111 or e-mail for support and resource recommendations.

Register with Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification initiative. Visit

To view the Ministry’s framework, click Foundations for a Healthy School at

Don’t miss out!

Apply by Nov. 15, 2019 for a $200 grant from Public Health to support your school. Visit

Important September 2019 Dates

Monday, September 2:

  • Labour Day

Tuesday, September 3:

Sunday, September 15:

Wednesday, September 25:

Thursday, September 26:

Friday, September 27:

Saturday, September 28: