Project Profile

Project Title:
Health Matters
Imagineaction Social Action Projects
School Name:
Indian River High School
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
Nova Central School District
Project Theme:
  • Connect [relationships]
  • Engage [active & participatory citizenship]
  • Thrive [health & wellness]
Grade Level:
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Subject Areas:
English, Guidance and Career Education, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences and Humanities
Newfoundland and Labrador
Community Partners:
-Central Health - Vanessa Falconer (709) 673-5545
-IceCap Youth Center - Deidre Clarke (709) 673-3755
-NL English School District - Sherra-Lee Robinson (709) 637-4852

Health Matters

Health Matters will be a one day conference with a keynote and 4/5 pre-chosen sessions facilitated by experts across the province on health related matters (ie. Healthy Eating, Youth Marijuana Use, LGBTQ Issues, Pysical Fitness, Mental Health Supports, Building Resilience, Positive Body Image, etc.) A healthy lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

Update (June 28, 2019)

The final line up of sessions for our Wellness Day at Indian River High:
-Introduction to Yoga
-Building Resilience
-Sexual Health
-Art Therapy
-Healthy Cooking
-Youth Cannabis Use
-Snowmobile/ATV Safety
-Being and LGBTQ Ally
-Healthy Relationships
-Body Image

I was very pleased to have found 15 presenters from all across the province willing to travel here and help us provide the information identified by students as being important to them.

Update (June 28, 2019)

Wellness Day 2019 was a great success. We received LOTS of positive feedback from both students and presenters. The day wasn't over before I had a couple of students ask me when we could do it again. Yikes! It was a whole lot of work but so very worth it when it's all done and you can see the intended positive impacts vocalized by students to us and each other. I also had parents report on some of the important conversations they are now having with their children because of the learning and interactions on Wellness Day.