Healthy School Communities
School Health Grant
The School Health Grant (SHG), implemented by the Provincial Government in partnership with the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and go!PEI, provides support to school-level health promotion programs and initiatives. The SHG plays a significant role in supporting the health and well-being of students, it complements the health and physical education curricula, reinforces healthy school policies, and engages the broader school community.
The grant process supports school teams (students, teachers, parents) to examine their School Health Action Planning and Evaluation System (SHAPES) student health reports, to identifying school needs and priorities, and to develop an action and evaluation plan. Since 2009, 73% of schools have implemented 112 different projects, which engaged students, parents, teachers, and community partners.
Active at School Partnership
Through a new partnership between the Provincial Government, go!PEI, and the Canadian Tire - Active at School initiative, the SHG will focus on supporting students in getting one hour of daily, quality, physical activity before, during, and after school through the provision of physical activity equipment. By doing this, the SHG will help to improve the overall health and well-being of students, help improve productivity and learning, and help improve self-confidence and self-esteem.
For more information, contact:
Sterling Carruthers, School Health Specialist
Education and Early Childhood Development
Phone: (902) 438-4134