Healthy Schools & Workplaces

Our Board believes that a healthy school and workplace climate has a positive impact on overall well-being and is essential for students and employees to reach their full potential. The Healthy Schools and Workplaces approach provides school community members with the framework, resources and opportunities to implement our Board policy and create a positive learning and working environment.

In accordance with Board Policy, Healthy Schools and Workplaces Committees may coordinate health education or well-being presentations by external providers during lunch or after school/office hours. Our External Provider Presentations Guideline is intended to assist community organizations and committees considering or offering these presentations.

YRDSB’s Healthy Schools and Workplaces program is one of the first such school board policies in the province to include workplaces and not just students. The program involves a collaborative approach, bringing parents, students, staff and community partners together to strive for healthy lifestyles.


Ministry of Education Resources

Foundations for a Healthy School

Daily Physical Activity

Healthy School and Healthy Foods Act

New School Food and Beverage Policy


Additional Information

Healthy Schools - York Region

Workplace Wellness - York Region