JCSH Core Resources

Explore action items like Toolkits, Planners and the Core Indicators Model

JCSH Statement on Reconciliation

“All Canadians, as Treaty peoples, share responsibility for establishing and maintaining mutually respectful relationships”[1] The legacy of residential schools and the ongoing effects of colonization, intergenerational trauma and systemic racism impact the health and learning outcomes for First Nations, Métis and Inuit children.

The Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health (JCSH) values and supports the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in recognizing the harmful impacts and legacy of the

residential school system. We will use our national platform to bring awareness to, and when appropriate, address the Calls to Action for education and health.

The JCSH also recognizes the importance of the self-determination of Indigenous peoples as articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The JCSH is committed to supporting and echoing Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing, increasing inter-and cross- cultural understanding and fostering shifts in thinking and attitude within our school communities.

The JCSH will respond to the Calls to Action by deepening relationships with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, and by examining issues of power and privilege. This is an opportunity to reconcile our shared history and build a brighter future for all Canadians.

“Despite being subjected to aggressive assimilation policies for nearly 200 years, Aboriginal people have maintained their identity and their communities. They continue to assert their rights to self-governance. In this they are not alone”[2] and the JCSH stands with them as an ally in continuing on this constructive path.


[1] (Principle # 6- TRC Principles of Truth and Reconciliation)
[2] (TRC- Final Report)

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Positive Mental Health Toolkit

Promoting positive mental health practices and perspectives in schools.

Canadian Standards & Indicators

Canadian Standards and Indicators for Health Promoting Schools

Core Indicators Model

Core indicators of Comprehensive School Health & Student Achievement.

Comprehensive School Health (CSH) Resources

For a short and simple explanation of CSH, please view the video. (Video courtesy of Healthy Schools BC)

Resource Links

The links below are great resources for school health related information, data and research. They are external to the Consortium and presented as resources for you to access quickly.

Other Canadian Sites

  • Physical and Health Education (PHE) Canada: We strive to achieve our vision by supporting schools in becoming “Health Promoting Schools”, that include the provision of Quality Daily Physical Education and fostering healthy school communities. We support schools through a range of programs, resources and initiatives.
  • Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) : is a network of national organizations who share a common vision for an integrated system of research, surveillance, policies, and programs for maintaining health and prevention of chronic disease in Canada.
  • ParticipACTION: is a national not-for-profit organization solely dedicated to inspiring and supporting active living and sport participation for Canadians.
  • Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)  : is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. The Partnership works with cancer experts, charitable organizations, governments, cancer agencies, national health organizations, patients, survivors and others to implement Canada’s cancer control strategy.
  • Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) :is a national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations that represent nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across
    Canada. CTF is also a member of the international body of teachers, Education International (www.ei-ie.org).
  • Health Canada :Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.
  • Canadian Education Association (CEA) is a network of passionate educators advancing ideas for greater student and teacher engagement in public education
  • Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) :is a coalition of Canadians concerned about bullying. The primary goal of PREVNet is to translate and exchange knowledge about bullying to enhance awareness, to provide assessment and intervention tools, and to promote policy related to the problems of bullying.
  • Comprehensive School Community Health eNewsletters – The Province of Saskatchewan offers an eNewsletter focused on Comprehensive School Community Health. The most recent CSCH eNewsletter is available and focuses on how to use the Comprehensive School Community Approach in school planning to address student education and health outcomes. Access the entire archive now.


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Development of the Core Indicators and Measurements Framework for School Health and Student Achievement in Canada

Recognizing the lack of an evidence-based Canadian framework to understand the effects of Comprehensive School Health (CSH), in the spring of 2013, the pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health (JCSH) commissioned the Social Program Evaluation Group (SPEG) at Queen’s University to develop a set of Core Indicators and Measures (CIM). The goal was to understand how CSH enhances student achievement. To accomplish this goal, the SPEG team, in collaboration with the JCSH, consulted three data sources: scholarly literature, grey literature, and interviews with 24 experts from across Canada (two from each JCSH jurisdiction).

Positive Mental Health

Schools as a Setting for Promoting Positive Mental Health: Better Practices and Perspectives

JCSH Annual Report 2023

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Past Annual Reports

2021 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

2019 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

2018 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

2017 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

2016 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

2015 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

2014 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

2013 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

2012 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

2011 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

2010 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

2009 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

2008 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

2007 JCSH-CCES Annual Report

JCSH Members Sites

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