Wellness Fund Resources

The impact on anxiety and depression of a whole school approach to health promotion: evidence from a Canadian comprehensive school health (CSH) initiative

In this paper, we examine the impact of adopting a comprehensive school health (CSH) approach on reducing anxiety and depression of school-age children. We use the data from 245 schools that received government funding support to adopt a CSH approach in order to build health promoting school environments in Alberta.

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Bullying and Social-Emotional Wellbeing

Anaylisis of TTFM data presents statistical associations between social-emotional wellbeing and bullying.

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School Connectedness

Analysis of TTFM data presents statistical associations between school connectedness and students' academic expectations for the future. 

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Tell Them From Me and Academic Correlations

Findings related to the relationships/correlations between wellness indicators and students’ academic achievements. A summary of the reports can be found here.

TTFM Report Version 1

Developing Healthy School Communities Handbook

The Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund has developed a number of resources to assist in the development of healthy school communities. These resources have been compiled to create the Developing Healthy School Communities Handbook. Check back from time to time for updates to the handbook.

Developing Healthy School Communities Handbook (PDF)

Manuel Développement de Communautés Scolaires en Santé

The Wellness Fund is pleased to offer the Developing Healthy School Communities Handbook in French.

Manuel Développement de Communautés Scolaires en Santé (PDF)

Wellness Fund Action Planning Tool

This action plan can be used as a working document to monitor evaluate and track changes within the school. Download as a word document, or find it in our Handbook.

What Can I Track?

The Wellness Fund developed this resource in order to give you some ideas of what you can track using data that already exists in the school system, how you can track it and where you can record the information. The information you gather can be used in school newsletters, staff meetings, announcements or parent council meetings to monitor your progress and help you celebrate the successes in your healthy school community! Download as a pdf, or find it in our Handbook.

Wellness Fund Journal Article

Developing and Sustaining a Healthy School Community:
Essential Elements Identified by Health Champions

Positive Social Environment Summary Report

Findings from Wellness Fund Projects on Building Positive Social Environments using a Comprehensive School Health Approach

Healthy Relationships Summary Report

Key concepts, approaches and strategies used by Wellness Fund Projects developing Healthy Relationships among grade 7-12 students while addressing responsible sexual behaviour.

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High School Wellness Summary Report

Strategies used by High School Wellness Projects to embed health and wellness cross-curricular using a Comprehensive School Health Approach.

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Learnings from the High School Wellness Project

The Wellness Fund introduced high school wellness grants to provide support for Alberta’s high
schools to embed health and wellness cross-curricular using a whole school approach, following a
comprehensive school health framework.

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Creating Safe and Caring Schools through a Focus on Wellness

In school communities everyone has a responsibility for wellness because healthy students are better learners and better educated students are healthier. Amendments to The School Act in Alberta require that students, parents and school authorities share the responsibility for ensuring welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments that respect diversity and nurture a sense of belonging and a positive sense of self.

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