Regional Council received a report
from the Health Department regarding an update
on the Comprehensive School Health Survey. The
survey consists of a combination of programs,
policies, activities and services to improve the
health of children in order to create a healthier
generation of adults.
In February 2002, Peel Health released the Child
Health 2002 report, which contained a variety
of statistics for Peel children aged 0-19 years.
During production of this report, insufficient
data were highlighted in such areas as bullying,
physical activity, nutrition, substance abuse
and mental health, among others. As a result,
Peel Health conducted another survey to capture
the missing data which now appears in the Student
Health 2005 report.
Health 2005 report summarizes the results
from the School Health Assessment Survey, the
largest survey of health behaviours of children
aged 12 to 19 years ever conducted in Canada.
This survey was designed by Peel Health in collaboration
with its partners in education, the Peel District
School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District
School Board. Data were collected from a sample
of over 7,000 children in grades 7 to 12 during
the spring and fall of 2004.
To learn more about the Student
Health 2005 report, please visit our website