Web Links and
External Resources

School Health Links

Want to know more about specific initiatives under way in other jurisdictions? Follow the links below for up to date information on school health promotion and related activities across Canada and around the world.

JCSH Member Sites


National Websites & Resources


100 Years of Loss: The Residential School System in Canada

Active at School:Connecting the Dots (November 2014)

Building bridges to collaborative success: An evidence-based inter-agency primer for health promotion (2016)

Concussion Awareness Training Tool

CPHA Discussion Paper- Global Change and Public Health: Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health (May 2015)

 CSTADS Summary of Results Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2014-15

Declaration on Prevention and Promotion from Canada's Ministers of Health and Health Promotion/ Healthy Living

Food Secure Canada: Provincial and Territorial Guidance Document for the development of Nutrient Criteria for Foods and Beverages in Schools (2013)

Forest and Nature School in Canada: A Head, Heart, Hands Approach to Outdoor Learning

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children National Report (2011)

Injury Among Young Canadians: A National Study of Contextual Determinants

Mental Health Strategy for Canada

Mental Health Strategy for Canada: A Framework for Action (2017-2022)

ON Foundations for a Healthy School 

Our Health Our Future -- A National Dialogue on Healthy Weights Dialogue Report

Pan-Canadian Healthy Living Strategy

Towards the Legalization, Regulation and Restriction of Access to Marijuana: Discussion Paper (2016)


International Websites & Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coordinated School Health

European Network of Health Promoting Schools

Report of the Western Australia Education and Health Standing Committee

Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) Network - School health promotion: evidence for effective action & Manual for School Health Promotion

CDC: Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health-Related Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12 - United States and Selected Sites, 2015


 CCSA (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse) 

CCSA - A Drug Prevention Strategy for Canada's Youth (2007)

CCSA - Building on Our Strengths: Canadian Standards for School-Based Youth Substance Abuse Prevention (version 2.0) (2010)

CCSA - The Canadian Standards for Youth Substance Abuse Prevention: An Overview (2014)

Cross Canada Report on Student Alcohol and Drug Use, Technical Report (2011)

When Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse Problems Collide, developed in partnership with the National Eating Disorders Information Centre

When Mental Health and Youth Substance Abuse Problems Collide, developed in partnership with the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health


SIECCAN (The Sex Information & Education Council of Canada)

Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education (2008) 

Sexual Health Education in the Schools: Questions and Answers (3rd Ed.) (2010)