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

  • About Kids Health :Trusted answers from The Hospital for Sick Children.
  • Canadian Education Association (CEA) is a network of passionate educators advancing ideas for greater student and teacher engagement in public education.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Health Canada :Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.
  • ParticipACTION: is a national not-for-profit organization solely dedicated to inspiring and supporting active living and sport participation for Canadians.
  • 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.
  • 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.


CPHA Pot & Driving Campaign (2018)

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


Concussion Awareness Toolkit

Concussion Awareness Training Tool

Substance Use

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

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)

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

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

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

Comprehensive School Health Core Documents

Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

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)

SIECCAN Release (2018)

Draft Core Principles of Sexual Health Education (2018)

Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education (2008)

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