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Award to a Canada Individual or Organization for Contributions
to the Development of a School Health Philosophy

Health Promoting Schools Champion Award

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Foundation / Corporation

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Physical Health and Education (PHE) Canada

Deadline Date:

01/14/22 Receipt


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Award to a Canada individual, group, or organization for outstanding contributions to the development or implementation of a school health philosophy. The award will be given to a recipient who has successfully engaged the school community and created sustainable change in the school, including, but not limited to, policy development and supportive environments.

Selection criteria:

  • Describe the Health Promoting School in which the nominee is involved.
  • The nominee's work is described in detail and the descriptions show how they accomplished and modeled the comprehensive school health philosophy specific to the four pillars: Healthy Policy, Teaching and Learning, Healthy Social and Physical Environments, and Partnerships and Services.
  • Describe how the approach utilized by the nominee actively engaged the school community (or communities) including, but not limited to, staff, families, parent councils, etc.
  • Outline the positive impacts made by the nominee(s) and provide examples/proof of their positive impacts.
  • Describe how the work of the nominee has provided sustainable change within the school community, school board and/or region.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158388

Number of Grants:

One recipient is selected for this award each conference cycle.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The recipient of this award receives:
- Award recognition plaque
- Recognition in the Annual Report and on the website
- Recognition during the next PHE Canada National Conference
- Complimentary registration at the next PHE Canada National Conference (travel and accommodations are not included)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this award, nominees must meet the following criteria:
- The nominee(s) has been directly involved in Health Promoting School work.
- The nominee(s) has positively affected the climate and practices of their entire school community.
- The nominee(s) can be from any sector (i.e., teachers, administrators, public health professionals, school board consultants, parent councils, volunteer agencies, not-for-profit groups, police, social services, etc.) and has worked collaboratively with others to create a Health Promoting School environment.
- The nominee(s) has made a positive impact in the area of Health Promoting Schools and has demonstrated results that show their impact (e.g. policy development, supportive environments, etc.)
- The nominee has developed a unique approach by encouraging the school community to role model the health and behaviours intended.
- The nominee has been able to successfully create, maintain and sustain a Health Promoting School through their commitment and work.
- The nominee must not be a previous recipient of this award.

Anyone may nominate an individual, group, or organization for this award. This includes provincial/territorial physical and health education association members, public health professionals, colleagues, parents, students, or any individual wishing to highlight the exceptional work of an individual, group or organization implementing a Health Promoting Schools program. Nominations from underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Pre-Application Information:

The nomination deadline is January 14, 2022.

All components of the award nomination, including letters and supporting documentation, must be received by the PHE Canada office by the nomination deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the online nomination form:

Submit all letters and supporting documentation not attached to the online submission electronically, by fax, or by mail:

Attn: Awards
Physical and Health Education Canada
2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1H 7X7
Fax: 613-523-1206

PHE Canada
Tel: (613) 523-1348

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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