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Well-Being Objective

By 2019, the district will enhance the use of resources and supports to improve the well-being of all learners and staff.

Strategies & Actions:

‘Build capacity to improve mental health supports’

  • Designated a District Mental Health Lead;
  • Developed and implemented a Mental Health Strategy;
  • Provided staff training in the area of mental health;
  • Supported student mental health programs (e.g., Sources of Strength; Kids Have Stress Too; Healthy Transitions);
  • Conducted Autism Spectrum Disorder Pilots;

‘Increase opportunities to support and encourage creative expression, physical health and physical literacy’

  • Implemented Daily Physical Activity;
  • Increased funding for after-school sports;
  • Targeted funding for the arts;

‘Develop and implement the well-being framework and School Well-Being Plans to enhance school climate’

  • Distributed well-being kits and decision-making tool to all principals;
  • Supported the development of a well-being goal in School Learning Plans for Student Achievement and Well-being.
Evidence of Progress:

Evidence of Progress:

Opportunities:

  • Develop OCDSB Mental Health Action Plan, including a focus on self-regulation and Early Years;
  • Focus on Teaching Games for Understanding, as part of DPA;
  • Promote awareness of concussion management for students and staff;
  • Integrate achievement and well-being goals in School Learning Plans;
  • Develop awareness and revise policies/ procedures for legalization of cannabis.

Take a look at our progress to date.

 
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A culture which supports and respects the well-being of every individual in safe and caring learning and working environments. 

Well-being Objective: By 2019, the District will enhance the use of resources and supports to improve the well-being of all learners and staff. 

Strategies: 

  • Build capacity to improve mental health supports; 
  • Increase opportunities to support and encourage creative expression, physical health and physical literacy; and 
  • Develop and implement the well-being framework and School Well-being Plans to enhance school climate.
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