What we do
The 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.
- OHSC supports regional ‘healthy schools’ initiatives in communities across Ontario. Our Core Steering Committee includes many leaders of these initiatives.
- OHSC communicates through a membership listserv of over 800 interested individuals and organizations.
- OHSC convenes four web-meetings and one annual forum per year. These meetings enable province-wide sharing of successes in various areas of school health promotion, and the identification of opportunities to communicate the healthy schools message and engage in strategic action.