Mandate, Mission and Vision

Established in 2005, the Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health is a partnership of federal, provincial, and territorial governments from across Canada, working together to promote the health, wellness and achievement of children and youth in the school setting. Recognizing that every province and territory has initiatives in place to foster healthy school environments, the Consortium brings together key representatives of government departments or ministries responsible for health and education to[1]:

  • strengthen cooperation among ministries, agencies, departments, and others in support of healthy schools;
  • build the capacity of the health and education sectors to work together more effectively and efficiently; and
  • promote understanding of, and support for, the concept and benefits of comprehensive school health initiatives.


To provide leadership and facilitate a comprehensive approach to school health by building the capacity of the education and health systems to work together.


Canadian children and youth experience optimal health and learning.


[1] PHAC. (2005). Integrated Pan-Canadian Healthy Living Strategy. Retrieved from: