Congratulations to our 2019 Healthy Schools!

Healthy Schools certification programs recognize and celebrate school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community. This past school year, York Catholic elementary and secondary schools worked as youth champions in both regional and provincial programs, earning Healthy School certifications for their work in areas including Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Personal Safety & Injury Prevention, Growth & Development, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse & Behaviours.

Participating schools across the YCDSB self-directed in the Ophea provincial program, created outcomes guided by the complete six-step healthy schools process planning tool, aligned with the Ministry of Education’s Foundations for a Healthy School resource and Well-Being Strategy for Education.

At the local level, York Region Public Health Nurse/Advisors (PHNs) met with YCDSB Teachers/Principals to assist on the ground, and develop individualized strategy and action plans, and helped to lead creatively branded initiatives such as “PLAY Programs”, “Wellness Nights”, “You’re The Chef” programs and more.

Congratulations to all York Catholic “Healthy School” participants for their determination and leadership!

York Region Public Health ‘Healthy Schools’ 2018-19 – Elementary Schools

  • Blessed Trinity
  • Canadian Martyrs
  • Christ The King
  • Father Frederick McGinn
  • Good Shepherd
  • Holy Name
  • Holy Spirit
  • Immaculate Conception
  • Light of Christ
  • Notre Dame
  • Our Lady of Fatima
  • Our Lady of Grace
  • Our Lady of Hope
  • Our Lady of the Annunciation
  • Our Lady of the Rosary
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz
  • Sir Richard W. Scott
  • St. Andrew
  • St. Anne
  • St. Benedict
  • St. Bernadette
  • St. Brendan
  • St. Catherine of Siena
  • St. Charles Garnier
  • St. David
  • St. Edward
  • St. Elizabeth Seton
  • St. Emily
  • St. Gabriel The Archangel
  • St. Gregory The Great
  • St. John Bosco
  • St. John Chrysostom
  • St. John Paul II
  • St. John XXIII
  • St. Joseph, Aurora
  • St. Julia Billiart
  • St. Justin Martyr
  • St. Marguerite D’Youville
  • St. Mark
  • St. Mary
  • St. Matthew
  • St. Monica
  • St. Padre Pio
  • St. Patrick, Markham
  • St. Patrick, Schomberg
  • St. Paul
  • St. Peter
  • St. Raphael The Archangel
  • St. Rene Goupil-St. Luke
  • St. Stephen
  • St. Thomas Aquinas 

York Region Public Health ‘Healthy Schools’ 2018-19 – Secondary Schools

  • Cardinal Carter
  • Father Bressani
  • Father Michael McGivney
  • Jean Vanier
  • Sacred Heart
  • St. Brother Andre
  • St. Joan of Arc
  • St. Luke – North
  • St. Luke – West
  • St. Maximillian Kolbe
  • St. Theresa of Lisieux

OPHEA Certified Healthy Schools 2019/19

  • St. Charles Garnier – GOLD
  • St. Benedict – SILVER
  • St. Brendan – SILVER
  • St. Julia Billiart – SILVER
  • St. Mark – SILVER
  • St. Mary – SILVER
  • St. John XXIII – BRONZE
  • St. Joseph, Markham – BRONZE

For More Information:

Ophea is a charitable organization that champions healthy, active living in schools and communities through quality programs and services, partnerships and advocacy, and is led by the vision that all children and youth value and enjoy the lifelong benefits of healthy, active living.

York Region is committed to the development of healthy schools throughout the community. A healthy school can make a great impact on a student’s life by balancing nutrition, physical activity and overall well-being. York Region provides hands-on information, resources, materials and guidelines in order to help create a healthy school environment.