Educators & Schools

In this section, childcare, preschool, elementary school and secondary school educators can find useful information about public health topics such as physical activity, nutrition, sexual health, oral health and more.

Healthy Schools

Fall 2023 Respiratory Illness Season

  • The “layers of protection”  are actions that reduce the risk of illness and reduce the risk of spreading illness to others.  These layers are most effective when they are used together as no one action is perfect on its own. To learn more visit the dedicated webpage.
  • Memos were distributed to school board and licenced child care centre, outlining these layers of protection; <English version> <French version>.
  • In addition, memos were also distributed to school boards and licensed child care centres (<English version>; <French version>) to share with families in for this year’s respiratory season.
  • Thank you for helping to create a respectful, welcoming and inclusive environment for those who choose to wear a mask and for working with us to keep our schools safe places work, learn and play.





Oral Health


Physical Activity


Sexual Health


Smoking, Vaping & Tobacco

Tobacco Reduction in Youth Partnerships (TRYPs)

The Northwest Tobacco Control Area Network (NW TCAN) aims to build and enhance partnerships with regional youth-focused groups, schools and organizations by supporting activities through its Tobacco Reduction in Youth Partnerships (TRYPs) program. These activities have a focus on reducing commercial tobacco use among youth and young adults in Northwestern Ontario.

If you are interested in a TRYPs opportunity, please complete the quick TRYPs proposal found here: or click the image below to download this poster:

TRYPS Promo Poster

Downloadable Resources

For downloadable resources, visit the Resources page and filter by audience "Educators":


Last Updated: 29/09/2023