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Health Behaviours of School Aged Children Survey: Yukon – Canada

Knowledge about young people’s attitudes, behaviours, and physical and psychological well-being, and the factors that influence them is essential for the development of effective health education and school health promotion policy, programs, and practice.

 To gain such knowledge, ongoing efforts are required to collect data on related indicators. The Social Program Evaluation Group (SPEG) at Queen’s University, Faculty of Education has been involved in collecting such national data from students ages 11 to 15 since 1990 through a large-scale survey, the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. The purpose of the HBSC study is to gain insight and increased understanding of young people’s health, well-being, and health behaviours and their social contexts.

2018 Survey

Yukon students in Grades 6 to 10 will be taking part in the 2018 survey between February and April this year. The anonymous and confidential survey will gather information on a variety of topics, so programs and services can be developed to better meet the needs of youth. A passive consent form will be sent home with each student prior to the survey being administered.

Topics covered in the survey include nutrition, exercise, relationships, mental wellness, life at school, violence, substance use, and bullying. Previous HBSC studies in Yukon revealed areas of concern about some of our young people, especially around substance use and mental health. The 2018 study will follow-up on the 2010 and 2014 studies and will be helpful in revealing trends.

A listing of when the survey will be administered in schools is below:

 J.V. Clark School  February 12
Robert Service School   February 13
 Eliza Van Bibber School  February 14
 Hidden Valley School  February 14
 Jack Hulland Elementary School  February 15
 Elijah Smith Elementary School  February 16
 Watson Lake Secondary School  February 19
 Johnson Elementary School  February 19
 Teslin School  February 20
 Takhini Elementary School  February 21
 Selkirk Elementary School  February 27
 Vanier Catholic Secondary School  February 27, 28 and March 2
 Chief Zzeh Gittlit School  February 28 and March 1
 Whitehorse Elementary School  March 1
 Holy Family Elementary School  March 2
 Wood Street School  March 2 & 5
 Del Van Gorder School  March 5
 Ross River School  March 5
 Tantalus School  March 6
 Golden Horn Elementary  March 6 
 Christ the King Elementary School  March 7
 F.H. Collins Secondary School  March 7, 8 and 12, 13 and 14
 Ecole Emilie-Tremblay  March 8
 St. Elias School  March 8
 Ghùch Tlâ Community School  March 12
 Porter Creek Secondary School  March 15
 Individual Learning Centre  call 456-6576 for more info
 Kluane Lake School  call 456-6576 for more info
 Riverfront School  call 456-6576 for more info
 Nelnah Bessie John School  call 456-6576 for more info



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