Health Promoting School Champion Award


The PHE Canada Health Promoting Schools Champion Award recognizes an individual, group or organization for their exemplary contribution to the development, promotion and/or implementation of Health Promoting Schools.

Number of Awards

One (1) recipient is selected for this award each conference cycle.

Who may Nominate?

Anyone may nominate. This includes:

  • Provincial/territorial Physical and Health Education associations
  • Public health professionals
  • Colleagues
  • Parents
  • Students
  • Any individual wishing to highlight the exceptional work of an individual, group or organization implementing a Health Promoting Schools program.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this award, nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • The nominee(s) has been directly involved in Health Promoting School work.
  • The nominee(s) can be from any sector (i.e., teachers, administrators, public health professionals, school board consultants, parent councils, volunteer agencies, not-for-profit groups, police, social services, etc.) and has worked collaboratively with others to create a Health Promoting School environment.
  • The nominee(s) has made a positive impact in the area of Health Promoting Schools and has demonstrated results that show their impact (e.g. policy development, supportive environments, etc.)
  • The nominee has developed a unique approach by encouraging the school community to role model the health and behaviours intended.
  • The nominee has been able to successfully create, maintain and sustain a Health Promoting School through their commitment and work.
  • The nominee must not be a previous recipient of this award.

Selection Criteria

  • Describe the Health Promoting School in which the nominee is involved.
  • The nominees work is described in detail and the descriptions show how they accomplished and modeled the comprehensive school health philosophy specific to the four pillars: Healthy Policy, Teaching and Learning, Healthy Social and Physical Environments, and Partnerships and Services.
  • Describe how the approach utilized by the nominee actively engaged the school community (or communities) including, but not limited to, staff, families, parent councils, etc.
  • Outline the positive impacts made by the nominee(s) and provide examples/proof of their positive impacts.
  • Describe how the work of the nominee has provided sustainable change within the school community, school board and/or region.

Award Presentation and Benefits

The recipient of this award receives:

  • Award recognition plaque
  • Recognition in the Annual Report and on the website
  • Recognition during the next PHE Canada National Conference
  • Complimentary registration at the next PHE Canada National Conference
    (travel and accommodations are not included)