Welcome to the Pan Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health's (JCSH) Youth Engagement (YE) Toolkit (2018). This toolkit was developed for JCSH by The Students Commission of Canada and is intended to:
- Help communicate the importance of youth engagement as a key approach to implementing comprehensive school health;
- Provide research and rationale for practicing youth engagement in schools, school boards and districts, government ministries, health regions and community organizations;
- Provide a "how-to" resource of effective practices to support youth engagement in these contexts.
Development of the Core Indicators and Measurements Framework for School Health and Student Achievement in Canada
Recognizing the lack of an evidence-based Canadian framework to understand the effects of Comprehensive School Health (CSH), in the spring of 2013, the pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health (JCSH) commissioned the Social Program Evaluation Group (SPEG) at Queen’s University to develop a set of Core Indicators and Measures (CIM). The goal was to understand how CSH enhances student achievement. To accomplish this goal, the SPEG team, in collaboration with the JCSH, consulted three data sources: scholarly literature, grey literature, and interviews with 24 experts from across Canada (two from each JCSH jurisdiction).