British Columbia

WellAhead launched in British Columbia in August 2015. Since then, some of our activities in BC have included:

  • Supporting six school districts in the 2015–2016 school year to co-design and prototype everyday practices to support wellbeing. In the 2016–2017 school year, four of these districts have continued on and are being funded to scale these practices to additional schools, and integrate wellbeing into their district priorities.

  • Collaborating to convene a collective of K-12 education sector leaders, including ministries, leading non-profits, and leaders of the professional associations representing teachers, principals, superintendents, trustees.

  • Actively participating in and contributing to various provincial networks and collaboratives.

  • Partnering with Healthy Schools BC on two projects: the Mental Wellbeing Coaching Initiative, which is offering coaching support to 9 BC school districts, and a user-centred design process that engages teachers in informing physical and health education resources to support BC's new curriculum.