OHSC Conference 2018
Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition
Healthy Schools Conference
Integrating Health and Learning: Roles, Relationships and Results
March 26th and 27th 2018
Sheraton, Hotel in Downtown Hamilton, Ontario
The Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition invites those interested in presenting at the 2018 Conference to submit a proposal to the planning committee by October 1st 2017.
The theme for this year’s conference will be creating conditions for healthy school learning environments, this may include but is not limited to:
• Staff wellbeing
• Student voice
• Parent engagement
Preference will be given to presenters with demonstrated effective partnerships and measurable outcomes.
Please submit your proposal by October 1st 2017 to:
Arlene Morell, OHSC Admin Coordinator
The Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition is an Ontario-wide, broad-based coalition, with members from public health units, school boards, hospitals, mental health agencies, universities, health-related organizations, education-related organizations, and parent and student organizations, working to promote healthy schools so students can achieve academic success.
The Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition defines a “Healthy School” as one that “promotes the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of the whole school community.”
OHSC emphasizes increasing the involvement of students, parents, education staff and communities in action around health issues, as well as creating conducive policies at all levels — provincial ministries, school boards and in local schools. The OHSC is dedicated to promoting the full implementation of the internationally and nationally supported ‘healthy schools’ concept across Ontario, through awareness-raising, capacity-building, knowledge-exchange of successes and best practices, and influencing policy development and funding.